Black Mountain Campground
Park Season: April 14 - October 31
Cost: $17.00 per day
Sites:46 RV/Tent Non-Electric Sites
2 Tent Sites
Services and Amenities:
Important Information and Alerts:
- There are no reservations.
- 14 consecutive days of camping at this campground.
- Camping fee is $17.00 per day.
- There is no dump station on site but there is one located at Neil's Information
Center about a mile from the campground.
- There are no electric or sewer hook-ups at this campground.
- Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash.
From Boone, NC, Take NC 105 S towards Linville, turn right onto US-221/NC 181, turn left onto US-221/NC 181, at fork stay right on US-221, turn right on NC 194, turn left onto US-19E, turn left onto NC 80, turn left again to stay on NC 80, turn right onto S. Toe River Rd., campground entrance will be on right.
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 35.751922, -82.222025
Black Bear Activity
NC Parks Black Bear Advisory Updated: 8-30-2001
Black bears have been active in and around the park, inflicting damage to vehicles and camping equipment. All of these incidents have resulted from the improper storage of food, toiletries, and trash.
NEVER feed bears. They can lose their fear of people and may have to be destroyed.
NEVER leave food unattended, even if in coolers. Secure ONLY in bear-proof container or car trunk with windows completely rolled up.
You MUST secure all food, garbage, and any items that might smell like food to a bear (toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, cosmetics, pet food, cooking and cleaning supplies, stove fuel, etc.) in the bear-proof storage container available at each campground site.
Failing to behave properly places you and your fellow visitors at risk for property damage and severe personal injury.
Other Trails Not Listed
Black Mt. Crest Trail
Buncombe Horse Range
Bald Knob Ridge
River Loop Trail
Devil's Den Nature Loop
Higgins Bald Ground
Old Mitchell Trail
Camp Alice Trail
Description: The campground is located in the shadow of Mt. Mitchell, the highest mountain in the east at 6,684 ft. Accessing this mountain from the campground can be accomplished via Forest Rt. 472, a scenic but steep and curvy drive. From within the campground take a right on Rt. 472 and drive up to the Blue Ridge Parkway (NOT for RVs). Take a right on the Parkway and proceed several miles to the Mt. Mitchell State Park and the mountain. Great views of the Black Mountains and several trails. You can also choose this campground as a starting off point to summit Mt. Mitchell from the bottom. The Mt. Mitchell Summit Trail starts within the campground. This is one of the best campgrounds that I have ever visited.
No reservations, First Come-First Served.
Black Mountain Campground