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Pink Beds Picnic Shelter

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About This Campground

The Pink Beds Picnic Shelter is the larger of two available shelters. It is adjacent to the Cradle of Forestry in America, a 6,500 acre historic site commemorating the beginning of forest conservation in the United States. Natural Features: Named for the rhododendron, mountain laurel and azalea…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump

Access

  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

Reviews

3 Reviews of Pink Beds Picnic Shelter

Ratings Breakdown

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Carey O.
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2019

There’s a 7 mile loop

On the back end of the loop. Theres is a perfect open spot for a few tents and it’s almost encircled by the river so you have plenty of water. And at night the brook babbles and you swear someone is hiking at midnight.

N
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2018

Amazing Hiking!

This is an awesome hiking area!

Sarah C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2017

Where the Bears Camp

This isn't the best spot in this area to camp but it works in a pinch. It is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and near the USFS Cradle of Forestry (which you should totally visit). There is a nice large picnic shelter here and there are places you can set up camp in the surrounding area. However, be…

  • Looking Glass in the distance
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Mountain Streams
Month of VisitAugust

Location

Pink Beds Picnic Shelter is located in North Carolina

Directions

From Pisgah RD/ Visitor Center parking lot, turn right onto US 276. Drive north approximately 10 miles to Pink Beds Picnic Area. The facility is located along Hwy 276 (Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway) 4 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and 11 miles from the intersection of Hwy 280 and US 64 in Pisgah Forest, NC.

Coordinates

35.35361132 N
82.77777718 W

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About This Campground

The Pink Beds Picnic Shelter is the larger of two available shelters. It is adjacent to the Cradle of Forestry in America, a 6,500 acre historic site commemorating the beginning of forest conservation in the United States. Natural Features: Named for the rhododendron, mountain laurel and azalea that bloom in spring and summer, the Pink Beds Picnic Shelter is renowned for its scenic forest setting and small stream nearby. At an elevation of 3,280 feet, it is appealing to visitors for its relatively flat valley which sustains some very large pine trees and rare mountain bogs. Recreation: As part of the Pisgah National Forest, the Pink Beds area offers excellent hiking trails. An easy, five mile loop trail begins on the left side of the parking area. The surrounding area is ideal for other types of recreation including fishing, horseback riding, and swimming. Facilities: The area has a flush toilet restroom, 21 picnic tables, grills, an old Civilian Conservation Corps gazebo, one non-reservable small shelter, and this larger shelter. Nearby Attractions: The area is next door to the Cradle of Forestry in America Historic Site, and four miles from both the Blue Ridge Parkway and Sliding Rock Recreation Area.

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