Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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

Operational Hours: Open April 16th through October 30th, 2021 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 FIND Outdoors. See FIND website.
Open Season: April 14th - October 30th
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Burnsville
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush toilets and showers
Operated By: FIND Outdoors

General Information


6000 Hwy 80S, Burnsville, NC 28714

General Notes:

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

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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River and Stream Fishing

Fishing is popular in the Carolina Hemlocks. Rainbow and brown trout are the most common catch. By Carolina Hemlocks, the river is hatchery supported and changes to wild trout waters upstream, with a stretch of catch and release, artificial flies only in the vicinity of Black Mountain Campground. Watch for the state regulation signs posted along the river. A state fishing license is required.


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Nature Viewing

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