Murray Branch Picnic Area
Page last updated 9/19/2023
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, including restrooms and gate access, will close for the season on October 31st and will reopen April 1st.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||When on season, 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|
|Operated By:||USDA Forest Service the district office phone number is (828) 689-9694|
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.
Appalachian Ranger District
632 Manor Road
Mars Hill, NC 28754
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