Sliding Rock is a 60-foot nature slider located within the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina that is fun for all ages.Sliding Rock is a popular summer destination so you will want to use these tips for your first visit.
Gas before you head to the Pisque National Forest.
I know this trick can seem pretty obvious. But we were so excited to visit the park and forget to stop in our way. We almost had to learn this lesson very hard when we walked into the garden with 1/4 of the gas tank. Fortunately, the Kia Cadenza 2017 We were driving a good mileage milestone and were pardoned for our incorrect redirects on the way to the Falls. We made it to a gas station with 14 miles to spare. But not without unnecessary stress and controversy.
Sliding Rock visits are $ 2-3 for sliders and observers during the high season and they do not use credit or debit cards (children 6 years and over).
Stop at Visitor Center first.
The Pisgah National Destroyer and Visitor Center is located 2 miles from the Bevard entrance. There are over 500,000 acres of surveyed land and you want to make the most of your visit. Take the opportunity to relax in the bathroom. I also recommend talking to the Rangers and asking for their information with your interest and time constraints. They are your best resource and they will show you everything on the map, which is good because your GPS is not perfect at all. I will share information about the hidden gems he later told us.
Go to Sliding Rock as fast as possible.
The maximum time is between 12-4 and parking can be filled quickly.
Wear what you do not think dangers.
Although the rock is flat. You can also take a swimsuit or shorts. The swimsuit of my young son tear a few days after he wears.
You climb on a rock and walk to the Sliding Rock, which will give you a savory 50-60 degrees at first (I do not like cold water, and it’s still worth the money to do it). The most challenging of the natural waterslides are climbing the rocks at the back end to the observation deck. I recommend wearing water shoes or sandals with straps.
Make sure you bring the towel dry, sunscreen, snacks and drinks.
Look for nearby parking if Parking Sliding Rock is full.
Make sure you park your car in the parking area on the side of the road. It takes about 5 minutes to walk into the park. There is no roadside edge so you need to walk to one file and keep the baby nearby if you choose to park outside. Parking Sliding Rock
Take pictures and videos in shifts.
If you want to get photos and videos during your slide, I suggest changing so that you get a picture … unless you have someone in the party who does not want to. We also brought a waterproof camera for another view down the slide. I need pictures with phone But I was reluctant to risk losing it, so my husband and I turned down with our boy while the other took pictures and videos. There are two observation areas that are ideal for filming. My favorite part of being an observer is watching grandparents explode along the rocks.
There are security officers on duty in the winter. The security guard at the top will tell you when to go and have other lifeguards at the bottom to secure the bottom. All riders must face forward, sitting behind. Families with younger children tend to be closer to the railing of the pool, slower and shallower. (Children under the age of 7 must move with adults and life jackets are only allowed.) If you want more excitement, go to the opposite side with deep water about 7-8 feet.
You can slide all year round during the day, but lifeguards are on duty only during the peak season, ranging from 10-6.
Do not slide in the stormy or high tide and call the hotline for information on closing the latest date. 828-885-7625
Do not let the Pisgah National Forest stop by for some spectacular waterfalls on the way. Some of the waterfalls have a longer hike than others to take the bag and enjoy swimming at the bottom. If you have limited time, I would ask Park Ranger if you have the best choice … at Will make me …
Firefighters and firefighters volunteer to tell us about the Living Waters Ministry. I say the ministry is generous to people enjoying the waterfalls in their places. But they have a sign that they are private property, so if you get hurt, it’s you. You also need to park the side of the road.
If we have more time, we will stay longer. There are many waterfalls within a relatively short distance and even very small natural slides. One is away from the main back street.