The memorable Black Mountain campground is situated right alongside the South Toe River in North Carolina. This campground offers visitors a variety of ways to keep busy while enjoying the remarkable views of the Southern Appalachians, and more specifically, from the top of Mount Mitchell, the highest mountain peak found in the state.
The campground is dog-friendly, but you are asked to tidy up after your pooch and have them with you at all times. They are required to stay on-leash. Excessive barking is not permitted, especially during quiet time, so be sure to bring some toys to keep your pup entertained.
In total, there are 41 primitive sites available that don’t offer water or electric hookups. Two premium sites are available with electrical hookups, but if this is what you're looking for, be sure to reserve in advance as availability is limited. Most sites are first come, first serve, but reservations are still accepted. Although the campground offers mostly rustic sites, hot showers and flush toilets are available, making your stay more pleasant.
Some campsites are right on the river and all campsites have fire-rings, tent pads, and a picnic table. Ice and firewood are available for purchase right inside the campground, giving you no reason to ever need to leave! The campground is located in "bear county" and therefore, you are asked to keep all food safely locked away to prevent unwanted encounters.
Being located on the river means you will have unlimited access to activities in the water. From swimming to tubing and fishing, Black Mountain has it all. After you're finished cooling down in the water, enjoy the scenic views in the surrounding wilderness as you and your pooch venture and hike the Hemlock Nature Trail. After 5.6 miles of fresh air, you will find yourself at the top of Mount Mitchell. If you're looking to stay on the grounds, there’s an amphitheater where you can find entertainment.
Next time you're looking for an outdoor oasis for camping in North Carolina, remember Black Mountain Campground's perfect location in the Southern Appalachians.