Rocky Bluff Campground offers solitude in a wooded setting and is located 3 miles south of Hot Springs. The 1.2 mile Spring Creek Nature Trail circles the campground and meanders beside the creek, an excellent trout stream. This campground closes for the year on September 6th and reopens May 24th.
At a Glance
First-come, First-served. No reservations
This is a fee campground. The fee is $8.00 per site per night. There are 15 campsites. Each site has a parking spur, picnic table, tent pad and fire grate. 14-day limit for visit.
Memorial Day - Labor Day Weekend
USDA Forest Service the district office phone number is (828) 689-9694
Appalachian Ranger District
District Ranger, Matthew McCombs
632 Manor Road
Mars Hill, NC 28754
From Asheville (40 miles): Take U.S. 19/23 N to U.S. 25/70 NW toward Marshall and Hot Springs for about 30 miles. At junction of U.S. 25/70 and NC 208, take a left and continue on U.S. 25/70 to Hot Springs. From Hot Springs take NC 209 for 3 miles. Rocky Bluff Campground is on the left.
Rocky Bluff Campground is the perfect muntain getaway for visitors who seek quiet and solitude amid nature's picturesque surroundings. Tucked away off NC 209 near Hot Springs, the campground is one of the best kept secrets in the national forests in North Carolina
River and Stream Fishing
Spring Creek attracts anglers hoping to snag trout, especially rainbow trout.
And you won't have to worry about others taking the prime fishing spots. Even on weekends, plenty of places can be found to cast your line. Just sit back and enjoy the solitude and sounds of nature.
Hiking is available at the near by Van Cliff Loop Trail, Spring Creek Nature Trail and Spencer's Overlook.
As you travel the border of Spring Creek, you may spot great blue heron scoping for trout. In the forest, you may see a wild turkey spreading its plumage, deer grazing or a ruffled grouse scurrying through crackling leaves.
In the forest, you can view vibrant wildflowers such as lady's slipper and trillium.