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South Mountains State Park

3001 South Mountain Park Avenue, NC 28612
+1 828-433-4772
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Great hike, gorgeous sights.

Hiked the High Shoals Falls Trail Loop with the wife and kids. It was wonderful. The falls were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darryl S
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Waterfalls and CLEAN bathhouse!

We're a camping family and have visited many of North Carolina's state parks. South Mountains is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kristi M
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3001 South Mountain Park Avenue, NC 28612
+1 828-433-4772

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hiked the High Shoals Falls Trail Loop with the wife and kids. It was wonderful. The falls were amazing. The hike was strenuous, but very fun. The cover kept the high temperatures at bay. A great day spending time with the family. Maybe not the...More

Thank Darryl S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're a camping family and have visited many of North Carolina's state parks. South Mountains is by far our favorite. Many of the campsites in the family campground are right along a small river that the kids love playing in. We also enjoy the main...More

Thank Kristi M
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I am still giving a 5 stars review despite our first impression of this state park just because we should have known better than to go on the first Saturday with warm temperatures for this season. As mentioned, we went to visit when the weather...More

1  Thank LucieAL
Reviewed 17 May 2017

First of all we visited mid May 2017. This park in November 2016 had a 6,000 acre wildfire. Much of the park was burnt and not very scenic as a result. However the hikes themselves were challenging. The trail signage was impeccable. The trails that...More

2  Thank DreBrink
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed an afternoon hike here on a beautiful day. One down side is some of the paths are narrow and on a nice day, they are busy. The hike up to the waterfall is moderate, lots of narrow stairs though, so it may be...More

Thank Cathrab28
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My lofty goal of visiting all NC state parks brought me here in early April. Very nice park with great trails. High Shoal Falls is definitely the highlight of this park. Nice facilities.

Thank rlwhite2003
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had a great time hiking the HQ and High Shoal trails. They are well maintained, and after a heavy rainfall the day before, the waterfall was spectacular. This was a 5 mile loop. If you have time the 8 mile look includes a greta...More

1  Thank claude_monnier
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I have been going here since I was a little kid. I love that the trail follows the creek so you constantly hear the stream. The water is a fairly good waterfall especially after it rains. I would not suggest doing the loop because the...More

Thank Annie H
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This was my first time at this park and I absolutely loved it! We hiked up to High Shoals Falls on Jacob's Fork River which was beautiful on a moderately challenging hike, but on a very clear and defined path. There were many people there...More

1  Thank Christine M
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit. The horse campground was awesome!! 15 campsites. 33 stalls and 33 miles of easy trails winding through the woods with spectacular views and even picnic tables along the way!! The bathhouse was beautiful and a nice place to take a...More

Thank Blountjh
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Nathan S
5 July 2017|
Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
The cell service is spotty so you may want to warn your mom that you may be inaccessible while you're there.
11 June 2017|
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Response from Annie H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Definitely several different places for children of all ages to wade in the creek.
9 May 2017|
Response from Annie H | Reviewed this property |
I have personally stayed at the camp ground in a hammock before. There are lots of trees around the sites to hang the hammocks. Bathrooms are good and clean. I have not used them for showering though (only stayed one night... More