Black Mountain Campground - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-22-2007, 06:31 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
BOBSMITH's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe / 2007 Nissan Frontier King Cab
Posts: 729
I traveled to the Black Mountain Campground in the Pisgah National Forest this past weekend. I'd heard that it was an excellent National Forest campground, and the praise is well-founded. It sits among lots of old-growth trees, which is very nice, save for the unfortunate fact that all of the hemlocks are dying from the invasive adelgid from Japan. The campground has two loops--one on the South Toe River and another one higher up on the slopes away from the river, but deeper in the forest. There are hot showers and flush toilets, although there's a charge of one dollar to use the showers. However, the showers are excellent--great water pressure and very warm (not quite hot).


Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0875.JPG
Views:	101
Size:	112.3 KB
ID:	8402

The campsites have a gravel pad, a picnic table, an in-ground fire ring with grill, and two lantern posts. There are no water or electric hookups, so come prepared for that. Water faucets are distributed throughout the campground. We stayed at campsite #7 which was, as far as I'm concerned, the best site in the place. It's at the end of the riverside loop, directly on the river.


Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0881.JPG
Views:	101
Size:	101.0 KB
ID:	8403


Fees were $16 per night. We stayed two nights and I'd have loved to have spent the week there. The campground sits in the shadow of Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the eastern USA. There are unlimited hiking opportunities in the immediate vicinity, and the Blue Ridge Parkway is a mere 5.2 miles from the campground. It's rather an isolated campground (which I love) and the nearest town of any note is Burnsville. There is a small grocery store a few miles from the campground, but other than that, you're in the Sticks.

We loved the place and plan to return. One of the best National Forest campgrounds I've found.
__________________

__________________
BOBSMITH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2007, 06:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
BOBSMITH's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe / 2007 Nissan Frontier King Cab
Posts: 729
You can spend a lot of time just hanging out in the campground. Swimming was fine in the deep hole just beyond our campsite (#7) in the pool below the old CCC dam on the South Toe. It was great fun to swim under the waterfall going over the old log dam. It's even deep enough for diving off of the dam, which we did.


Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1035.JPG
Views:	63
Size:	125.2 KB
ID:	8404


There are bike trails in the campground, with a nice long one leading from the main campground to the nearby group camp.

The Mount Mitchell Trail leads from the campground to the summit of Mount Mitchell. Best be in good shape, as it's a climb of almost 4,000 vertical feet in just a few miles. There's also a very short trail from the campground leading up the Setrock Creek Falls, which is well worth seeing. The drought had whittled it somewhat, but it was still a nice waterfall.


Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1041.JPG
Views:	65
Size:	161.2 KB
ID:	8405


Oh. Considering all of the bear encounters in the news, I should mention that this area has a very heavy bear population. Bears come to this campground regularly, searching for food. Be bear aware.
__________________

__________________
BOBSMITH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 05:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Kathy & Doug Roach's Avatar
 
Trailer: 81 Trillium 5500 (Pearl)
Posts: 145
Thanks for the great report. Sounds like we will add this to our list of places to go.

Kathy & Doug
__________________
Kathy & Doug Roach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2007, 07:12 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
BOBSMITH's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe / 2007 Nissan Frontier King Cab
Posts: 729
Quote:
Thanks for the great report. Sounds like we will add this to our list of places to go.

Kathy & Doug
Well, heck! That's in your neck of the woods!

Carolina Hemlocks was also nice, but I preferred Black Mountain because it was way out in the deep forest rather than roadside.
__________________
BOBSMITH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2007, 10:45 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Al & Cindy K's Avatar
 
Name: Al
Trailer: Scamp
North Carolina
Posts: 403
Hi Bob. thanks for posting this. We usually stay in Nantahala NF when in that part of the state - Horse Cove outside of Joyce Kilmer or the dispersed spots along Santeelah Creek being out favorites but Black Mountain looks like something we'd enjoy. The showers would certainly be a plus.

We're off from Friday through the end of next week and are going to start out at the coast (Outer Banks) but, if the temps and crowds get too bad, we may head for the mountains.


Al
__________________
Al & Cindy K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2007, 04:26 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
BOBSMITH's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe / 2007 Nissan Frontier King Cab
Posts: 729
If you like Horse Cove and dispersed sites, then Black Mountain is the place for you. It's isolated, back in the deep woods, lots of trees. It's also bear country. At least one bear was in the campground the night before we got there--the host came by to make sure we kept food locked securely away.

I nabbed what appeared to me to be the best site in the campground--#7, but of course others may like some of the other sites better. There are two loops--one away from the South Toe River, and one right on the water.

It was so cool at night that we had to get out an extra blanket.

<div align="center">
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1019.JPG
Views:	54
Size:	113.1 KB
ID:	8479
</div>
<div align="center">That splash is my son having just leapt into the swimming hole.</div>
__________________

__________________
BOBSMITH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Return to Black Mountain Campground (Pisgah National Fores, NC) BOBSMITH Camping, Campout Reports 4 10-06-2008 08:59 AM
June 27 - 29 Little Mountain Marina and Campground, Sheryl M Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 5 07-08-2008 09:30 PM
Mountain Views Chester Taje General Chat 43 11-17-2005 11:16 PM
NC/VA mountain campground wanted.... Legacy Posts Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 7 08-14-2003 03:27 PM
Two Buttes Black Hole campground Legacy Posts Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 7 12-18-2002 12:57 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.