Black Mountain Campground

 

 

 

 

 

 The campground has tent sites, and group camping areas.  The address is 50 Black Mountain Campground Road.  Phone number is (828) 675-5616.

 Located at the base of Mount Mitchell on the South Toe River (U.S. Forest Service Rd. 472), Black Mountain Campground has more than 40 “primitive” campsites, each with tent pad, lantern hook, picnic table and fire ring.  There are no water or electrical hookups available, but the campground does have bathroom facilities and hot showers. 

 

 

 

 

 

Tent sites along the river. 

 

 

 

The South Toe River is made up of tributaries and creeks that flow from Mt Mitchell and the Black Mountains.  

 

 

The Old Man in the Stump.  The campground is open mid-April thru October.  It’s a 5.6 mile hike to the summit of Mt. Mitchell.   

 

 

There are group camping areas separate from the main campground, with their own bathroom facilities and large picnic shelters.

 

 

 

 

 

This map and information stand is located at the trailhead across the road from Black Mountain Campground. There are miles of hiking trails that lead up into the Black Mountains and peaks along the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s a small camp store at Black Mountain Campground, and a community store with groceries and supplies within a few miles.  The Blue Ridge Parkway is 8 miles away on Forest Service Road 472.