Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area campsites are cool-misty havens under an abundance of hemlock and hardwood shade. The South Toe River runs nearby with opportunities to fish, tube and swim.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the season
Operational Hours: Check-in and checkout time is 2:00p.m.
Reservations: For reservations:, or call 877-444-6777
Fees There are fees for camping and day-use. The site is operated by CFAIA. See CFAIA website.
Open Season: April 14th - October 30th
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Burnsville
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush toilets and showers
Operated By: Cradle of Forestry in America Campground Division

General Information


6000 Hwy 80S, Burnsville, NC 28714

General Notes:

For Reservations call: 877-444-6777 or go to

For general information:

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

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area offers two paved loops that are lined with 36 campsites. Split by NC 80, the loops have camping sites for tents and.

Each site includes a table, fire ring with cooking grill and lantern post. Drinking water, flush toilets and showers are located in the lower loop.

RV Camping

Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area offers camping sites for cars and recreational vehicles.

Each site includes a table, fire ring with cooking grill and lantern posts. No hookups are available. Drinking water, flush toilets and coin-operated showers are located in the lower loop.


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2,900 ft.