Sliding Rock Recreation Area

  

Sliding Rock is a 60 foot natural water slide that ends in a 8 foot deep pool of water, with 2 observation platforms, now operated by Pisgah Hospitality Partners. The area is open 365 days a year but is only staffed with lifeguards and open restrooms from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, 7 days per week from 10 am to 6 pm.  After Labor Day weekend, the area is staffed intermittently through mid-October. When not staffed, there are no lifeguards and restrooms are closed.

This is a heavily-used recreation area; come early and try to avoid visiting during the peak hours of noon-4 pm. Periodically, the parking area fills up and will be closed until spaces become available. Plan to visit other nearby areas such as Looking Glass Falls or the Cradle of Forestry and come back to Sliding Rock later. 

Sliding Rock may close due to heavy rainfall and high water levels. Picnicking and alcohol are prohibited at Sliding Rock. Picnic at nearby Pink Beds, four miles away. Or, find riverside tables along US 276.

Visitors can call 828-885-ROCK (7625) for information and area status updates. 

For more information, please visit the Pisgah Hospitality Partners website.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day and then intermittently through mid-October; lifeguards on duty and restrooms open when fee is charged
Reservations: No reservations taken
Rentals & Guides: Personal floatation devices available for rent in the parking area but are not required.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Fee charged for some activities,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees A daily fee $3 per person. 
Open Season: Memorial Day Weekend - Mid October
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No Alcohol or Picnicking Permitted. 
Closest Towns: Brevard, NC
Water: Drinking
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Pisgah Hospitality Partners

General Information

Directions:

From Brevard, take US 64 E to US 276. Turn left and follow US 276N for 8 miles. Located on left.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Water Activities

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Swimming

Amenities

Drinking water
Interpretive Site Area information, health and safety tips, and guidelines to help protect the natural environment
Toilets
Parking
Fee charged for some activities $3 per person entry from Memorial Day to Labor Day and intermittently through mid-October; lifeguards on duty; restrooms open when fee is charged
Accessible Restrooms and parking


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