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South Mountains State Park

3001 South Mountain Park Avenue, NC 28612
+1 828-433-4772
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Great Hiking

Great hiking opportunities with primitive campsites. The waterfall hike is pretty. Good picnic area... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Louisburg, North Carolina

A great camping and hiking adventure at South Mountain State Park. I have not be disappointed with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gastonia, North Carolina
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3001 South Mountain Park Avenue, NC 28612
+1 828-433-4772

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Reviewed yesterday

Great hiking opportunities with primitive campsites. The waterfall hike is pretty. Good picnic area as well. The leaves will be pretty in another week or two. Make sure you avoid Saturday's in the Fall as it can get crowded on the trail.

Thank WB_NC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great camping and hiking adventure at South Mountain State Park. I have not be disappointed with Parks staff or facilities. Enjoy the hiking and scenery that God has created for us to enjoy. During week is the best time, as you have the trails...More

Thank meggie0214
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

They have many trails to chose from starting with easy to strenuous. They have several entries to each trailhead. Camp ground on site. The office had very limited snacks so bring a cooler and backpack with plenty of drinks and snacks. Also hiking boots are...More

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Me and my family goes to South Mountain Park around 3-4 times a year we do not live far from it is beautiful nice hiking trails The Falls is nice and now they also have camping so we recommend for everyone to try

2  Thank jimmybrew1
Reviewed 18 August 2017

South Mountain State Park is a nice place. How could it not be? It's outdoors and it's free, and once you hit the trail it's relatively cool and shaded. Jacob;s Fork Creek shadows you most of the way and though it is not a real...More

1  Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We have been here a few times. Park is very well kept....clean restrooms, picnic area, trails, etc. Several hike options from easy to difficult. Large picnic area with grills and many tables. You can play in the stream if desired. The short, somewhat easy, hike...More

Thank Rudy F
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Hiked the High Shoals Falls Trail Loop with the wife and kids. It was wonderful. The falls were amazing. The hike was strenuous, but very fun. The cover kept the high temperatures at bay. A great day spending time with the family. Maybe not the...More

1  Thank Darryl S
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We're a camping family and have visited many of North Carolina's state parks. South Mountains is by far our favorite. Many of the campsites in the family campground are right along a small river that the kids love playing in. We also enjoy the main...More

1  Thank Kristi M
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I am still giving a 5 stars review despite our first impression of this state park just because we should have known better than to go on the first Saturday with warm temperatures for this season. As mentioned, we went to visit when the weather...More

2  Thank LucieAL
Reviewed 18 May 2017

First of all we visited mid May 2017. This park in November 2016 had a 6,000 acre wildfire. Much of the park was burnt and not very scenic as a result. However the hikes themselves were challenging. The trail signage was impeccable. The trails that...More

6  Thank DreBrink
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Nathan S
6 July 2017|
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Response from Annie H | Reviewed this property |
I have no cell service when I am up there.
12 June 2017|
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Response from Blountjh | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Right in the campground!
10 May 2017|
Response from Annie H | Reviewed this property |
I have personally stayed at the camp ground in a hammock before. There are lots of trees around the sites to hang the hammocks. Bathrooms are good and clean. I have not used them for showering though (only stayed one night... More