National Forests in North Carolina
North Mills River Campground is a rustic mountain getaway in Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina. Located just outside the popular city of Asheville, the campground provides access to a variety of cultural and natural attractions, including an arboretum, the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and numerous hiking, fishing and mountain biking opportunities.
This is a relatively small facility with campsites organized into two loops on opposite sides of the river. Sites are mostly shaded and lie within a short distance of the water.
The facility provides picnic tables, tent pads, lantern posts and campfire rings with grills, in addition to restrooms with hot showers and flush toilets. Campers can purchase firewood and fire starter on-site.
Availability is extremely limited during weekends and holidays and it is recommended that visitors reserve other sites ahead of time.
Limit 2 tents and 2 vehicles per site; $5 additional vehicle fee collected on-site.
Pets are allowed on-site. Dogs must be kept on-leash for the duration of your stay.
Campground staff can be found at the managers site from April 1 - November 15. Site is managed remotely from Davidson River Campground from November 16 - March 31. Please call 828-552-8040 for assistance or 911 in the event of an emergency.
This campground is managed by the Adventure Pisgah
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The campground is situated in the Appalachian Mountains at an elevation of 2,200 feet. The surrounding land boasts mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls and slopes densely forested with hardwoods. The group camping area is adjacent to the beautiful, shallow waters of the Mills River.
Several natural and cultural attractions are within close proximity to the campground. Sliding Rock, Looking Glass Falls and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway are among the most popular sites. The small town of Brevard offers various amenities and services, and visitors can take a trip to Asheville to visit art galleries, music venues, shops and restaurants.
The forest is known for its hiking and mountain biking trails, several of which are near the campground. Mills River offers excellent trout fishing, as well as tubing and swimming, which are kid-friendly favorite activities. Visitors wishing to learn more about the area can attend educational programs during the summer.
5289 N. MILLS RIVER ROAD MILLS RIVER NC 28742
For campground inquiries, please call: (828) 552-8040
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From Asheville, take U.S. Highway 280 west to North Mills River Road. Follow North Mills River Road to the campground.