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Be lulled to sleep by the beautiful South Toe River at night while you fish, tube, swim and explore during the day!
Campground and Day-Use Updates:
Carolina Hemlocks is CLOSED FOR THE 2022 CAMPING AND DAY-USE SEASON due to a systemic water system failure. FIND will serve as the liaison between the public and the US Forest Service as they work to resolve this issue. We all anticipate re-opening the site in April of 2023.
We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to getting this important and beloved recreation area open for the 2023 season.
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!
While getting “out there” and getting your hands dirty, make sure to do your part to recreate responsibly. Take a minute to visit our FIND forest friends and learn how!
Standard/Interagency & Senior
The large pavilion is right on the river and is perfect for groups of 30 people.
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
Being a campground host is an exciting opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, meet new friends and provide assistance and information to visitors.