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Black Balsam Knob - Dispersed Camping

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About This Campground

National Forest

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  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
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  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Dispersed


For Campers

  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires


2 Reviews of Black Balsam Knob - Dispersed Camping

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Peter H.
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2021

Free, easy, and beautiful

Perfect for tent camping right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Campsites are next to the road under the pine trees or you can camp on top of the mountain. It’s an easy 20-30min hike to the top of the mountain with tall grass and a wide open view to see the sunrise and sunset!

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Siteyou can camp anywhere
Month of VisitJuly
Myron C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2020

Dispersed Camping with Great Views Close

Although you can camp just about anywhere in Pisgah National Forest, there are specific sites near the trailhead to Sam Knob. This area is known as Black Balsam. There are no RV sites, and you have to hike about a hundred yards or less to the sites, unless you camp on the bald. The sites had lots…

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Month of VisitSeptember


Black Balsam Knob - Dispersed Camping is located in North Carolina


35.3293000000005 N
82.8946000000011 W

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Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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