Briar Bottom Group Campground

Area Status: Open

In the shadow of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak in the Eastern US, and bordering the South Toe River, Briar Bottom Group Campground is a mecca for people who enjoy the outdoors and recreation, such as hiking and fishing. Briar Bottom Group Campground has six sites for up to 50 people at each site. Reservations are required; visit or call (877) 444-6777.

At a Glance

Fees: This is a reservation only campsite. Reservations and customer service questions are through Recreation.Gov at the link below:  Briar Bottom Campsite 
Open Season: April 14
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Burnsville
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: FIND Outdoors

General Information


50 Black Mountain Campground Road, Burnsville, NC 28714

General Notes:

For reservations call 877-444-6777 or by visiting


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Group Camping

Group camping is available. 6 sites for up to 50 people at each site

River and Stream Fishing

Bounties of trout fill the area's streams. Near Black Mountain Campground, the stream is catch-and-release and lures are limited to artificial flies with a single hook. Farther upstream, the South Toe becomes "wild trout waters." Watch for state regulation signs posted along the river.

Day Hiking

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery

Group Picnicking