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South Mountains State Park

3001 South Mountain Park Avenue, NC 28612
+1 828-433-4772
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Another successful hiking park

I am still giving a 5 stars review despite our first impression of this state park just because we... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Orlando, Florida
via mobile
Great park recovering from wildfire.

First of all we visited mid May 2017. This park in November 2016 had a 6,000 acre wildfire. Much of... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Wilmington, North Carolina
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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“the loop” (7 reviews)
“visitor center” (11 reviews)
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3001 South Mountain Park Avenue, NC 28612
+1 828-433-4772

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Reviewed 28 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

2  Thank LucieAL
Reviewed 18 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

6  Thank DreBrink
Reviewed 30 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 4 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 28 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 27 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

1  Thank Blountjh
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I've been to South Mountains State park twice and this park is just amazing! I love waterfalls so coming to this place was just perfect. There are different hiking trails you can hike but I think there's only one specific one that leads up to...More

3  Thank beldecorinteriors
Reviewed 24 January 2017

It was a rainy, dreary day when we visited. We took a lot of nature photographs. Since it was slippery, we did not walk all the way to the waterfall but it looked nice. Lots of information along the paths. We saw lots of folks...More

Thank LouET_79
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Nathan S
6 July 2017|
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Response from Annie H | Reviewed this property |
I have no cell service when I am up there.
11 June 2017|
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Response from Blountjh | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Right in the campground!
10 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