Sycamore Flats Picnic Shelter is located along the Davidson River on the Pisgah National Forest. This picnic area was named for the sycamore trees which line the banks of the river.
This large picnic area has 40 picnic tables with grills nearby. The reservable shelter has four picnic tables for use, plus one grill. There are two restrooms available; one is wheelchair accessible.There is a large, open field beside the picnic shelter for games and fun.
Please be advised, Hurricane Ian will likely continue to strengthen and North Carolina will likely see heavy rain and the potential for gusty winds, some flooding, and isolated tornadoes this week and into the weekend. Please plan accordingly, and be prepared for a potential site closure and reservation cancellation as the storm forecast continues to develop.
Sycamore Flats is a beautiful, shaded picnic area that sits in the bend of the Davidson River. This picnic area is surrounded by lush hardwood forest and rhododendron.
Pisgah National Forest offers nearly 400 miles of trails -- many are for biking, hiking and several for equestrian use. Throughout the area, visitors will discover the many beautiful waterfalls the forest is known for. Pisgah Visitor Center is just 1.5 miles up on Hwy 276 from the Sycamore Flats Picnic Shelter and offers interpretive displays, a gift shop, and a wealth of information and maps. Further up Hwy 276 is the birthplace of forestry in America--The Cradle of Forestry. Nearby is the Pisgah Fish Hatchery and Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education.
Sycamore Flats Picnic Area offers excellent swimming and wading, trout fishing, and tubing opportunities on the Davidson River. There is an accessible fishing pier.
1600 Pisgah Hwy Pisgah Forest NC 28768
For campground inquiries, please call: 828-877-3265
The facility is located along Hwy 276 (Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway) approximately 1 mile from the intersection of Hwy 280 and US 64 in Pisgah Forest, NC, and approximately 15 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway.