Sliding Rock

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Sliding Rock
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Waterfall slide, sending 11,000 gallons of water down a huge rock each minute.
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Ofdoutandabout
Short Pump, VA82 contributions
Family
Glad we added this last minute to our Asheville itinerary after a recommendation from our rafting guide. Stick to the advice and go early- we were there by 9:30 and the lot was nearly full by 10:45am. Clean, easy to find restrooms are nearby and there’s a great observation deck. Water *is* freezing- prep kiddos early! Make sure to have a credit card handy for the entrance fees- and you pay person for everyone in the car (even if done are just observing).
Written July 19, 2022
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ayeen143
Macon, GA33 contributions
this was a great experience for my 8 and 11 yo sons. it was great view of the natural sliding rocks. the water was very cold but they were able to tolerate it. it was nice esp when the heat wave was going on. the entrance was $20 per car weekdays and I think it's $30 weekend. you can stay as long as you want. You have to go early when they open as they get full quickly as some people stay all day. some pitched a tent.
Written June 24, 2021
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diana
23 contributions
My husband, who is an athletic 63 year old, slid down the middle of this rock water slide twice. He loved it. He was the only one that went down the rock slide. No lifeguards were on duty since it was off season. No $3 fee was charged since it was not open for the summer. The restrooms were locked too. There were interesting information displays near the restrooms. There were only four other visitors there.
Written April 28, 2021
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Brad D
Davie, FL28 contributions
Family
Brrrr … the water is cold but sliding was a lot of fun. Get there early as it gets crowded fast and there is only limited parking. Also be aware there is cost per person to go to sliding rock no matter if you drive or walk in. Fun for all age and you can even go down all together if you like.

They have bathrooms and lifeguards at the facility. Dogs are welcome but can’t go sliding or swimming in the swim area.
Written July 10, 2021
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dorsalmo
Florissant, MO1,092 contributions
This is a popular stop on the "waterfall byway" in southwest North Carolina. When we were there, it was getting close to dark and was full but not crowded. The national forest provides lifeguards on duty and has restrooms available until dark. My son and I got to slide down four or five times, and that was enough. It's a fun thing to do. It's not going to compete with artificial water slides for thrills, but the beauty of it is that it's natural. Well worth a stop for an hour or two.
Written July 26, 2021
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GlobeTrotterOtter
Kettering, OH31 contributions
Friends
This place is so fun!! The vibes here are great because even waiting in the line, you get to see the reactions on people’s faces when they slide down. People are encouraging in line and wow what a blast going down! The rock doesn’t hurt your butt going down... it’s pretty smooth. However, if you do not know how to swim, do not go down!! The staff informed me during a heavy downpour that mostly adults who do not know how to swim slide down because they see little kids doing it. The only difference is those little kids know how to swim and you are plunging down in about 8ft of water on a nature made waterslide. Don’t go during a heavy rain- they will not allow you to go down if the water passes a certain line due to a hydraulic made that can pin people against the rock. Otherwise, Super fun and the line goes fast! Weekends get more crowded than weekdays and the parking lot fills up fast.
Written August 3, 2021
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mathstud
Mulberry, FL282 contributions
Family
They charge $4 per person regardless of whether or not you go down the slide. The line was very long. The restrooms were filthy. The hand dryers in the restrooms were turned off and no paper towels were provided. Exactly what is the money being collected for?
Written July 6, 2020
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luckyg215
Fort Myers, FL225 contributions
It was FANTASTIC!! We are a family with 4 kids aged 11-14 & they all LOVED it, The 1st time they went down the water felt cold but the next 11 times they went down they didn't notice it.
Do Not miss this place if you can walk a moderate walk.
We have bad knees so we just found a bench & sat and watched them have so much fun.
We went at 3:00 on a weekday & had to struggle a bit with limited parking. There is an attendant overseeing the parking. You can either park by the side of the road or wait 20 minutes for a spot to open up.
The guys wore swimsuits & water shoes & the girls wore shorts, & crappy shoes because you are going down a rock with a running stream.
They even had a bathroom to change in or to use as a restroom. (Not a great place but at least there was one.)
Written July 23, 2022
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joefaul
Saint Paul, MN191 contributions
After hiking and visiting some of the other falls off Hwy 276, my wife and I were hot and so we decided to do Sliding Rock. It was a lot of fun and worth the entry fee. There was a bit of a line but the line went quick and we had a great time. Definitely would recommend leaving as much in the car as you can though because you don't want to have to leave stuff out while waiting in line.
Written August 8, 2021
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MissBehavior81
Knoxville, TN439 contributions
Family
A fun and unique experience. We arrived not long after opening and were able to get a parking space. Water was chilly,which is to be expected. We only went down once,but the line moved quickly,and it was fun to watch others slide down.
Written February 2, 2022
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