South Mountains State Park - NC Blue Ridge
3001 South Mountain Park Ave.
Connelly Springs, NC 28612
828-433-4772
877-722-6762

In one of the state’s most rugged areas, South Mountains State Park features elevations to 3,000 feet, an 80-foot waterfall, mountain streams and more than 40 miles of trails for hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers. A true backcountry experience is offered at 24 backpacking campsites at seven locations. Equestrian camping is available with trailer parking and barn to complement 33 miles of bridle trails. Mountain bikers enjoy a strenuous 17-mile loop. Drive-to campsites sit beside the Jacob Fork River, with the river and its tributaries offering miles of trout fishing. There are two picnic areas and a picnic shelter for groups. A visitor center offers museum-quality exhibits on the cultural and natural history of the South Mountains.

Sink gratefully into your sleeping bag after a day of hiking at South Mountains and fall asleep in the stillness of the forest. Enjoy a wide array of camping experiences including:
18 Tent, and 2 Trailer/RV sites with electric hook-up, 24 Backpack camping sites, and 15 Equestrian camping sites.

Enjoy hiking anyone of our trails including: Upper Falls Trail, Little River, Shinny Creek, Sawtooth Trail, Jacob Branch, Fox Trail and Murray Branch trail.