Campground & Recreation Area

Black Mountain Campground and Briar Bottom Group Site

50 Black Mountain Campground Rd.
Burnsville, NC 28714

Open April-October

Reservations CANNOT be made by calling the office. Call the reservation line 877.444.6777, use the reserve link below, or follow this step-by-step guide.
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Sitting in the shadow of Mt. Mitchell, Black Mountain and Briar Bottom are a mecca for anyone who enjoys the solitude and peace of the great outdoors!

Time spent at Black Mountain and Briar Bottom campgrounds is time well spent! Located on the South Toe River, campers have a perfect place for swimming, tubing and fly fishing. Take in the incredible scenery of the Southern Appalachians by hiking the Hemlock Nature trail, or take a 5.7 mile hike to the top of Mount Mitchell State Park, the highest peak in North Carolina at 6,684 feet. We’re only an hour from Asheville, NC and only a few hours from Charlotte and Atlanta, GA. Camping in NC can make the perfect weekend getaway or family vacation! Check out Carolina Hemlocks Campground right down the road for more camping options with FIND Outdoors!

Reservation Info
Black Mountain

Call 877.444.6777 or reserve online

Briar Bottom

Call 828.675.9805 or reserve online


Standard/Interagency & Senior


Standard Campsite (8 Persons & 2 Vehicles) — $28 / $14
Standard Campsite (Electric) — $35 / $24.50
Double Campsite (16 Persons & 4 Vehicles) — $56 / $56
Briar Bottom: $100

Paid Amenities:

Showers – $5

Cash and checks 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.


From Asheville, North Carolina, take I-26 west to exit 9 onto 19 east towards Burnsville. Follow 19 to Micaville and turn right onto Highway 80. Continue south approximately 12-14 miles to Mount Mitchell Golf Course. Turn right on South Toe River Road and follow signs to Black Mountain Campground.

FIND Your Next Adventure

  • 46 Primitive Campsites
  • 2 Campsites with Electric
  • Modern Bathrooms & Hot Showers
  • Campsites with River Access
  • Picnic Tables, Tent Pads, & Fire Rings
  • Amphitheater 
  • 6 Group Campsites 
  • Firewood & Ice for Purchase
Things to Do…
  • Hiking and Biking Trails
  • Fishing
  • Tubing
  • Weekend Programs at Black Mountain Campground Amphitheater (Memorial – Labor Day)
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