This campground is just off the paved Blue Mountain Scenic Byway. It provides one separate site by the entrance, and the remaining 5 sites are located along the edge of the large parking area. There is one vault toilet and a travel access information board. This campground was constructed to serve double-duty as a snow park in the winter. There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack out all garbage and dispose of it at home.
Coalmine Hill Campground serves as access to the Bald Mountain, Hells Half Acre, and Willow Creek trails, offering a 7.5 mile-long loop experience for hikers and equestrians. Gibson Cave is located about 1.25 miles along the Bald Mountain Trail. The cave is really a shallow overhanging shelter with an interpretive sign describing its history. About 5 miles to the southwest, Penland Lake offers fishing and boating activities.
At a Glance
11/14/2014: This campground is not maintained in the late fall and early spring. It may be covered with snow and/or not accessible from Oct-May.