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.

Elevation:3,000 feet

Getting There:
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

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.

Campground Safety
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
Woody Ridge
Colbert Ridge
Buncombe Horse Range
Bald Knob Ridge
MST Section
Green Knob
River Loop Trail
Devil's Den Nature Loop
Higgins Bald Ground
Big Butt
Old Mitchell Trail
Commissary Trail
Camp Alice Trail
Picnic Tables
Tent Pads
Water Spigots
Flush Toilets

Dump Station
Information Station
Site Seeing
Wooded Sites
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 better campgrounds that I have visited.

No reservations, First Come-First Served.

Black Mountain Campground