Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Breaking the border: North Carolina's Sliding Rock

Does plunging into cold water sound really good right about now? The dog days of summer are here and with it come warm ocean dips and even warmer pools. There is still time to make a break for the border and trek to the Ashville, NC area for an adventure every kid loves...

Sliding Rock is a natural 60 foot slide in the Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina. I'm not gonna say it's not a little scary and I have to confess I actually chickened out and left it to my fellas! The plunge pool at the bottom is deep and very cold. There is a life guard however if that gives you comfort...

Watch this great youtube video!

Sliding Rock
located in the Pisgah National Forest
109 East Iawing Dr, Banner Elk, NC 28761
Distance from Charleston, SC: 275 miles

 Directions: From Brevard, take US 64 E to US 276. Turn left and follow US 276N for 8 miles. Located on left.
Admission: $2 per person
Open Season: Saturday, May 24 through Labor Day, September 1, 10 AM-6 PM. There are restrooms and changing areas open during lifeguard hours.
Limited parking during peak hours - parking is free. Viewing decks for photography. 

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