This area’s wooded mountainsides and creek gorges are linked by an extensive road and trail system. Activities include fishing, hiking, horseback riding, creek play and camping.
At Paint Creek, camping, fishing, swimming and picnicking are popular activities. Other water-based opportunities include driving along scenic Brush Creek or exploring warm-water Allen Branch or Paint Creek ponds. Enjoy the scenery from horseback on 35 miles of multi-use trails, also open to mountain bikers and hikers. The Appalachian Scenic Trail lies along the eastern edge of this area.
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Asheville, NC is probably my favorite place ever.
I love that we camped in the mountains by the river, and were only about a ten minute drive to the city.
Our site was right on the river. Beautiful stars. Each site has an electrical outlet, there are water pumps, and also WiFi!
Its also a dog friendly site, but also one of the more expensive sites I’ve stayed at.
There were full bathrooms too
Loterally the only downfall for me was the train that goes by across the river in the middle of the night and lays in the horn.