Sitting in the shadow of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak in the Eastern US, and bordering the South Toe River, Briar Bottom Group Campground is a mecca for people who enjoy the outdoors and recreation, such as hiking and fishing. Briar Bottom Group Campground has six sites for up to 50 people at each site. Reservations are required; visit www.recreation.gov or call (877) 444-6777.
50 Black Mountain Campground Road, Burnsville, NC 28714
Appalachian Ranger District
District Ranger, Matthew McCombs
632 Manor Road
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Camping & Cabins
Group camping is available. 6 sites for up to 50 people at each site
River and Stream Fishing
Bounties of trout fill the area's streams. Near Black Mountain Campground, the stream is catch-and-release and lures are limited to artificial flies with a single hook. Farther upstream, the South Toe becomes "wild trout waters." Watch for state regulation signs posted along the river.