Carolina Hemlocks

Experience some of the best camping in NC! The beautiful South Toe River runs alongside the campground, creating a great place to swim, trout fish and tube.

8516 Highway 80 South
Burnsville, NC 28714

Site Info.

Open April – October

  • Campsites – $22
  • Maximum Occupancy – 8 persons and 2 cars
  • Day Use parking per vehicle – $5.00
  • Day Use Annual Pass – $25
  • Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted at this facility
  • Federal Interagency Senior/Access discounts only apply to single standard site rate. Does not apply to any other items or services. Cardholder must be present on site to use discount/
  • Campground Map and Rules

Large Pavilion

  • The large pavilion is perfect for groups of 30 people.
  • Full Day–$60
  • Half Day–$30
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The campground has sites available for both tents and RV’s, some sites with river views. Located in the Appalachian District of the Pisgah National Forest, Carolina Hemlocks is just a short drive from Mount Mitchell State Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Looking for a taste of the unique?  Asheville is only one hour away. Escape the hustle and bustle – Charlotte and Atlanta are only a few hours away.  Be sure to check out our other camping options at Black Mountain and Briar Bottom Campgrounds, just down the road. Camping in NC is the best way to spend a vacation, getaway or special occasion!

FIND Adventure - On Site

  • 31 campsites
  • Modern bath houses with hot showers
  • Day use area for swimming and picnicking
  • Sites with river access
  • Check for Blue Ridge Parkway road closures in the area: Real-Time Road Closures


From Asheville, North Carolina, take I-26 west to exit 9, onto 19 east toward Burnsville. Follow 19 to Micaville and turn right onto Highway 80. Follow 80 south approximately 8 miles to the Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area. GPS: 35.80444, -82.20444

FIND Adventure - Off Site

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