Black Mountain Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Sitting in the shadow of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak in the Eastern US, and bordering the South Toe River, Black Mountain campground is mecca for people who enjoy the outdoors and recreation, such as hiking and fishing. Black Mountain Campground offers individual camping sites (none with hookups).

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the season.
Reservations: For reservations call 877-444-6777 or by visiting
Fees This is a fee campground, operated by CFAIA. See CFAIA website.
Open Season: April 14
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Burnsville
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush toilets and showers
Operated By: Cradle of Forestry In America Campground Division (CFAIA)

General Information


50 Black Mountain Campground Road, Burnsville, NC 28714

General Notes:

For reservations call 877-444-6777 or by visiting


General information:

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

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Day Hiking

The Mount Mitchell Trail climbs 3,200 feet to Mount Mitchell's summit at 6684 feet. Marked with yellow blazes, the trail passes from hardwood to a Canadian forest of spruce and fir. The trail travels 5.7 miles from the campground.

The very steep 3.3-mile Lost Cove Ridge Trail climbs to the Green Knob Lookout Tower beside the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The 0.7-mile Devil's Den Trail is a loop that begins near the restroom next to the amphitheater. The yellow-blazed trail offers an easy stroll through beautiful stands of poplar and oak.

The 1.2-mile Briar Bottom Bicycle Trail starts at group campground gate. The trail follows the South Toe River under giant hemlock trees, crosses two locust bridges and loops around the group campground to the starting point.


Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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