Sliding Rock Recreation Area

Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

Located in the Pisgah National Forest just north of Brevard. 7.6 miles from the junction of US Highways 64 and 276, is Sliding Rock, one place where you're invited to "take the plunge" down a 50-foot slippery cascade into the 50-60 degree, 7-foot deep pool.

There are 2 observation platforms, and lifeguards on duty during the season. This is a heavily used recreation area, so it's suggested you come early. But you'll have fun! It's suggested, too, that you wear old shorts and old sneakers if you choose to take the plunge. Nominal admission charge for sliders but no cost to watch. Lifeguards on duty in season.

A daily fee $2 per person. Annual passes remain at $25. Additional revenue is required to operate this extremely popular site, which often receives 1,000 or more people a day. Fee revenue will provide expanded hours for lifeguards and help pay for the maintenance at this highly used site.

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