Black Mountain / South Toe River Area


The South Toe River area is on the Appalachian Ranger District near Burnsville, NC. This area includes the Black Mountains, the Blue Ridge, and the headwaters of the South Toe River. The Black Mountains, capped with a forest of red spruce and Fraser fir, are named for the resulting dark color. Along the South Toe River, you can camp, picnic, fish, swim, tube, bike, and horseback ride.

General Information

General Notes:

Appalachian Ranger District
(828) 689-9694


Camping & Cabins

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River and Stream Fishing

Recreation areas with activity River and Stream Fishing:

This area is popular with trout fishing enthusiasts. The river has three fishing designations-hatchery supported, wild trout waters, and catch and release artificial flies only-to meet a variety of fishing desires and maintain healthy trout populations. Regulations are posted along the river. A North Carolina fishing license is required. For trout fishing regulations, please call the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission at (919) 662-4381 or read on the Internet at, under "regulations and "fishing".


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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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Water Activities

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