The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

North Mills River
Recreational Area

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    The North Mills River Recreation Area and Campground is part of the Pisgah District of the Pisgah National Forest and is a great place to take kids on a picnic. Bring inner tubes and rubber rafts. A gentle yet bold stream pro-vides the perfect place for summer fun. The section of the stream where the kids tube even has a natural beach area.
    There are over 39 picnic units with grills along the river for cookouts, and large ball playing fields and walking trails along the river. For campers there are 32 excellent campsites which can accommodate tents or RVs up to 22 feet in length.

     
Location: 20 minutes west of Hendersonville
Address:
5289 N. Mills River Road, Mills River NC 28742
Telephone: 828-890-3284, 877-457-4023
Reservations: 877-444-6777, or online at www.recreation.gov
Open: Year round with limited service November thru March.
Fees: Yes, Federal Interagency Pass, Senior and Access discounts accepted.
Sites:
32 primitive sites, including 9 double sites. No hooks up available.
About: The North Mills River runs through this recreation area and camping facility. Each campsite is only a short stroll from the river. Swimming, fishing and river tubing.
Facilities: Restrooms close to sites. and bathroom/shower building
Tips: Hot summer days in July and August are great for tubing.
Nearby: Historic Johnson Farm
Directions: From Exit 40 on Interstate 26, travel west on US 280 past the airport six miles to traffic light at North Mills River Road. Turn right and travel five miles to the North Mills River Recreation Area.

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