Rocky Fork State Park
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2018

Backpacking only, gorgeous scenery, primitive

There are trails of wide variety in length and difficulty from nearly flat to very difficult. This state park opened in 2015 and is still under construction. Currently there are connecting trails into Cherokee National Forest as well as excellent trout fishing in streams that are stocked weekly during summer.

There is an interpretive area where guides offer presentations in the summer. Portable toilet is maintained at the parking lot.

The Fork River Trail offers one of the the most picturesque locations in the Blue Ridge and is accessible (with assistance) for some jogging strollers and some wheelchairs. The trail is composed of very coarse gravel for the first .1-.3 miles before turning to dirt.

The website is helpful.

  • Lots of water. Look for salamanders.
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  • Fork River Trail follows the river for 2 miles.
  • Water flows from a pond to a stream.
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  • Gravel road along river.
Month of VisitMay