Harmon Den Horsecamp

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Set in a remote area and accessed by the interstate, this 10-site horse camp offers a variety of recreation, from horseback riding, hiking, picnicking, hunting and fishing. While the camp is designed for horseback riders, sites are open to everyone. The camp is nestled in a cove below Hurricane Mountain. This campground closes for the year on October 31st and reopens in the spring.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the season.
Reservations: Campsites are available by reservation only and must be made 4 days in advance of desired arrival date. Combination gate code given upon reservation. To make reservations call (877) 444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov.
Fees The fee is $15.00 per site per night.
Open Season: May 1st - October 31st
Closest Towns: Hot Springs
Water: Hand pump-Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: For reservations call (877) 444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov

General Information

Directions: From Interstate 40: Harmon Den Horse Campground can be accessed via Interstate 40 exit #7, then take a right traveling northeast for approximately 4.0 miles on Cold Springs Road, NFSR#148, then a right on Fall Branch Road, NFSR# 3526, and then approximately 0.5 mile to entrance of campground located on the left. From Hot Springs NC: Take NC Hwy 209 South for approximately 7.0 miles turn right onto Meadowfork Road NCSR# 1175, then approximately 6.0 miles turn right onto Little Creek Road NCSR# 1181, then approximately 3.0 miles take a left onto Max Patch Road NCSR# 1182, then travel approximately 0.75 mile and take right onto Cold Springs Road NFSR# 148. Travel Southwest for approximately 3.0 miles to the intersection of Fall Branch Road NFSR# 3526 and then travel approximately 0.5 mile to entrance of campground located on the left.

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Horse Camping

Harmon Den Horse Campground has 10 sites with a community hand pump well centrally located for all sites. Facilities provided include horse stalls and mangers that accommodate a maximum of 4 horses and 8 people at each site with a picnic table, gravel tent pad, lantern post, fire ring and parking for a single vehicle with horse trailer. Additional vehicle parking is NOT available. Also located within the campground is a self service livestock manure station, a livestock community watering tank and a SST toilet.
No. of Sites10
Water AvailabilityYes
No. of Accessible sites10
Fees: $15 per night

Horse Riding

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3,000 ft.