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3 Reviews of Black Balsam Knob - Dispersed Camping

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matt E.
Reviewed May. 14, 2022

Great camping spot!

Lots of places to set up camp. We set up below the mountain, but there are spots at the top as well. The clouds are amazing you are basically in them or above them. Definitely worth the trip!

Also recommend checking out skinny dipping falls it is about 5 miles away and about a mile round trip.…

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Month of VisitJune
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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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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