Rocky Bluff Campground


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

Reservations: First-come, First-served. No reservations
Fees 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.
Open Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day Weekend
Closest Towns: Hot Springs
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: USDA Forest Service the district office phone number is (828) 689-9694

General Information

General Notes:

Appalachian Ranger District
District Ranger, Matthew McCombs
632 Manor Road
Mars Hill, NC 28754
(828) 689-9694 


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.

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Viewing Scenery

Viewing Plants

In the forest, you can view vibrant wildflowers such as lady's slipper and trillium.

Viewing Wildlife

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.