Sliding Rock Recreation Area


Sliding Rock is a 60 foot natural water slide that ends in a 8 foot deep pool of water. There are 2 observation platforms, and is staffed during the season. Sliding Rock is now operated by the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretation Association (CFAIA). This is a heavily used recreation area, come early. Try to avoid visiting during the hours of 12-4. Sliding Rock opens on Memorial Day weekend and is open 7 days a week through Labor Day weekend.  After Labor Day weekend, there will be no lifeguards and no restrooms The recreation area may close due to heavy rainfall and increased water levels. Please be aware that picnicking and alcohol are prohibited at Sliding Rock.

Visitors can call 828-885-ROCK (7625) for information and area status updates. 

For more information, please visit the CFAIA website

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm, during season (Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Reservations: No reservations taken
Fees A daily fee $2 per person, children under 3 are free. Cash and check are the only accepted form of payments, no credit cards.
Open Season: Memorial Day Weekend - Mid October
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No Alcohol or Picnicking Permitted. This area is staffed during season. Open for viewing year-round.
Water: Drinking
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


From Brevard, take US 64 E to US 276. Turn left and follow US 276N for 8 miles. Located on left.

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