Murray Branch Picnic Area, NC

US Forest Service

Murray Branch Picnic Area

Fish along the French Broad River or hike the nearby River Ridge Loop Trail. Walkway to accessible fishing pier. Picnic shelter and grills are available (no fee or reservation).




From Hot Springs take U.S. 25/70W across the bridge, turn left at the end of the bridge, then right on SR 1304. Go 4 miles.

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