Murray Branch Picnic Area


Area Status: Open

Fish along the French Broad River or hike the nearby River Ridge Loop Trail. Walkway to accessible fishing pier. Picnic shelter and grills are available (no fee or reservation). This area closes for the year on October 31st and reopens April 1st.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This area is temporarily closed due to flood impacts
Operational Hours:  This recreation area is closed between the hours of 10:00PM and 6:00AM.
Open Season: First of April - End of October
Restrictions: Possessing alcoholic beverages, camping and overnight parking are prohibited.
Closest Towns: Hot Springs
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: USDA Forest Service the district office phone number is (828) 689-9694

General Information

Directions:

From Hot Springs take U.S. 25/70W across the bridge, turn left at the end of the bridge, then right on SR 1304. Go 4 miles.


General Notes:

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


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing on the French Broad River is available

Day Hiking

Picnicking

Group Picnicking

Offers group picnicing area.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.920092

  Longitude : 
-82.874084