Temporary Closure: Sites 1-13 are closed for renovations.
Want to learn about one of the Southern Appalachian’s most unique creatures? Watch this video about our native Hellbenders and help us to ensure their survival!
North Mills River Recreation Area is a secluded jewel for camping in NC. Each campsite is only a short stroll from the swift, cool, shallow waters of North Mills River. Swim, tube, or fish for Rainbow, Brook and Brown Trout in a beautiful, forested setting. Within 30 minutes you will find downtown Asheville, NC and Hendersonville. In this area, hiking, camping, fishing and biking are the summer activities of choice! Or visit the Cradle of Forestry Historic Site, located just up the mountain from the campground. Other campgrounds in the area include Davidson River, Lake Powhatan, and Cascade Lake. If you’re looking for outstanding hiking and mountain biking, look no further than North Mills River.
Experience some of the best single track biking trails in the southeast. Click HERE to check out a map of the area. Plan a visit to North Mills River and you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience.
Please Note: Purchase maps and guide books to this area by visiting our on-line store, The Forest Place.
Spacious campsite next to the river.
North Mills River has a new program site!