Black Mountain Campground & Briar Bottom Group Site

Time spent at Black Mountain and Briar Bottom campgrounds is time well spent! Located on the South Toe River, campers have a perfect place for swimming, tubing and fly fishing. Take in the incredible scenery of the Southern Appalachians by hiking the Hemlock Nature trail, or take a 5.7 mile hike to the top of Mount Mitchell State Park, the highest peak in North Carolina at 6,684 feet. We’re only an hour from Asheville, NC and only a few hours from Charlotte and Atlanta, GA. Camping in NC can make the perfect weekend getaway or family vacation! Check out Carolina Hemlocks Campground right down the road.

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Because these campgrounds are in a remote area, GPS may not be accurate. Please follow these instructions from either Interstate 40 or Burnsville, NC. If you need further instructions, please call the campground office at 828-675-5616.

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Things to Do



  • Opening June 15, 2020.
  • Open April 15 – October 31, 2020.
  • 46 primitive campsites
  • Two campsites with electric hook ups
  • Modern bathrooms with hot showers
  • Campsites with river access
  • Picnic tables, tent pads & fire rings
  • Amphitheater
  • 6 group campsites for 50 people each
  • Hiking & biking trails, fishing, tubing and many other recreational activities available
  • Firewood and ice available for purchase
  • Campground Map
  • Black Mountain Campground Rules
  • Briar Bottom Group Site Rules

Reservation & Contact Info

Black Mountain Campground Ph: 828-675-5616
50 Black Mountain Campgrd. Rd.
Burnsville, NC  28714

Reserve Your Campsite at Black Mountain Now! Reservations may also be made by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777

Briar Bottom: 828-675-9805

Make an Online Reservation for Briar Bottom Group Site

Check for Blue Ridge Parkway road closures in the area: Real-Time Road Closures


Camping Fees

Single Site -$22 Maximum Occupancy: 8 persons, 2 cars

Double Site – $44 Maximum Occupancy: 16 persons, 4 cars, 4 tents

Electric Sites – $29 (two sites only)
* 50/30/20 amp service to sites #18 and #25 at Black Mountain Campground

Group Sites at Briar Bottom: $65 per night

Please Note…

Credit Cards, Cash, and Checks accepted at this location

Federal Interagency Senior/Access discounts only apply to single standard site rate. Does not apply to any other items or services. Card holder must be present on site to use discount.

Safety in bear country begins before you stay in the campground or hit the trail.  Here are a few tips!

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Being a host with the CFAIA is an exciting opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, meet new friends and provide assistance and information to visitors.  Learn more about Camp Hosting here at Black Mountain/Briar Bottom or any of our other locations in North Carolina, Georgia or Indiana.