The French Broad River and Appalachian Trail travel right through Hot Springs making the town a haven for hikers, rafters and other outdoor enthusiasts. The Hot Springs area features 44 miles of trails with 13.4 miles designated for mountain biking.
Leave No Trace
Plan ahead and prepare.
Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
Dispose of waste properly.
Camp away from trails and water.
Minimize campfire impacts.
Respect wildlife. Don't feed them.
Be considerate of other visitors.
For more information on Leave No Trace, contact: (800) 322-4100 or visit www.int.org
Appalachian Ranger District
District Ranger, Matthew McCombs
632 Manor Road
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Cold mountain streams, rivers and some ponds offer trout fishing. While the US Forest Service manages stream quality, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission regulates fishing seasons and limits. A state license is required for fishing. Every angler should get a copy of the Regulations Digest from the commission by calling (919) 662-4381 or from the website: www.wildlife.state.nc.us, select "regulations".