Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Rocky Bluff Campground

Rocky Bluff Campground offers solitude in a wooded setting located just 3 miles south of the quaint town of Hot Springs and the majestic French Broad River.  The campground is conviently located off of NC Scenic Byway 209 in the Spring Creek Gorge Area.  


Recreation opportunities abound in and around the Hot Springs area. Located on the Appalachian District of the Pisgah National Forest, Rocky Bluff Campground itself is host to three different trail heads. If you are looking for longer-distance hiking opportunities, the famous Appalachian Trail runs right through the town of Hot Springs. Other popular recreation in the area include white water rafting, kayaking, tubing and fishing on the French Broad River. 


The campground offers 18 rustic campsites that are designed for passenger car and tent camping. Accessories include picnic tables, tent pads, lantern posts and campfire rings with grills. There are restroom facilities with flush toilets on-site, as well as potable water sites located throughout the campground.  

Natural Features

Rocky Bluff Campground located near Spring Creek, a North Carolina Mountain Heritage Trout Water . Winding it's way through deciduous oak forests, stocked with Brook, Brown and Rainbow trout, this creek is touted as a trout angler's paradise, making Rocky Bluff a perfect destination for your fishing camp. 

Nearby Attractions

Hot Springs has been a well-known relaxation destination for centuries. The natural hot springs are a main draw for the town, along with the abundance of recreation. Visitors can also find several restaurants, art galleries, shopping, live music and festivals here. 

National Forest
Drive In
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
Rocky Bluff Campground is located in North Carolina
35.8617 N
-82.8461 W
Get Directions
From Asheville (40 miles): Take U.S. 19/23 N to U.S. 25/70 NW toward Marshall and Hot Springs for about 30 miles. At junction of U.S. 25/70 and NC 208, take a left and continue on U.S. 25/70 to Hot Springs. From Hot Springs take NC 209 for 3 miles. Rocky Bluff Campground is on the left.
3 Reviews of Rocky Bluff Campground
Small & Simple Campground

The campground itself is beautiful - nestled in the forest, it feels very remote. Each campsite has a ~10x10 level tent pad, a nice picnic table & fire box. There's a mix of more open campsites (if you want a few next to each other for a larger group) or a little more secluded. If you want really secluded - there is an upper loop that the road is closed, but you can hike your stuff up to if you'd like. The bathrooms were nice & clean, and there are spigots for drinking water. The park also features a lovely little loop trail that follows along a stream, which was nice & cool despite the fact that I visited in late July. The last neat feature is a small and very old cemetery above campsite 10

The nearby town Hot Springs is about 8 minutes away and features everything you would need - food, a few small convenience stores, and gas.

The negative bit is I got absolutely eaten alive by chiggers at this campsite, so make sure you apply bug spray!

Magical Hidden Gem

What a fabulous find. I wandered here during the night on my way to Burnsville. I couldn't ask for a better campground. The nearby town is just indescribably lovely, and the campground itself is just gorgeous. I can't believe it is only 8 bucks a night. If you're on the fence stay a night and you won't want to leave. This campground is in danger of being shut down due to revenue loss and park funding cuts so come show it some love!

First to Review
Surrounded by forest & Smokey mountains.

Beautiful campground on the side of a mountain, just ouside of Hot Springs, NC. Very well designed & built campground so each sight has privacy and a view of the smokey mountain forest all around you. Very clean campground. Nice bathrooms.