About This Campground
USDA Forest Service
National Forests in North Carolina
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…
- Tent Sites
- Picnic Table
- Sanitary Dump
- Hike InHike a trail to your campsite
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.
This is an awesome hiking area!
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…
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Pink Beds Picnic Shelter is located in North Carolina
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.