Sliding Rock
Sliding Rock
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Waterfall slide, sending 11,000 gallons of water down a huge rock each minute.
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mathstud
Mulberry, FL514 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • 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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dorsalmo
Florissant, MO1,151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
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, OH30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • 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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volcanogirl
Houston, TX15,837 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We were at nearby Looking Glass Falls in the Pisgah National Forest and decided to swing by to see this amazing natural water slide. We came on a weekend in late September, and it was still open. We paid five dollars each for the entry fee and got a spot in their small parking lot. The area is beautiful and has restrooms, a changing area, and a lifeguard on duty. There was a sign directing people as to which side of the rock was fastest. If we hadn't had tickets for a brewery tour, we definitely would have slid. It looked like so much fun. We stuck our toes in the water, and it was really chilly but would be refreshing in the summertime. You slide down the rock and land in an eight foot deep pool of water so you need to know how to swim. There's an observation bridge where you can watch everyone. I'd recommend water shoes since some of the rock areas are slippery. Very cool spot.
Written October 2, 2022
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mulcahyfam
64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Go early!! Water is cold!! Amazing experience! Our kids (10 & 13) decided the water way too cold but plenty of other kids were sliding. It was a thrill! I’m so glad my 42 year old self did this!! When you sit down just be prepared to be a little frozen and down you go!!
Written July 20, 2023
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joefaul
Saint Paul, MN184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
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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dbbmyrs
winston salem, nc26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I had always seen Sliding Rock only in magazines and finally got to see the actual falls. There is easy access in finding the site because of the signs directing you there. Although I visited the falls in January, it was still very interesting. One can only imagine how festive it would be in the summer with all of the activity going on. Pisgah National Forest is gorgeous with so many waterfalls to see.
Written January 19, 2020
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JennioDesMoines
Pella, IA163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We absolutely loved this place! We have always visited in the winter when it was too cold, so this was the first time we were able to experience sliding down. What a fun experience to remember. I wasn't sure what kind of clothes to wear, so I had my kids wear their shorts over their swimsuits. However, most people seemed to be wearing their swimsuits only, so I guess it won't rip up your swimsuits too much! I would recommend this experience.
Written July 6, 2020
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Araseli C
Concord, NC45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
When we first got there around 10:30AM it was closed due to high waters but opened back again around 2PM which was announced through their facebook page. We had so much fun the line was super long but went by really fast. The water is super cold so be mentally prepared. We enjoyed every bit of it. Lovely Natural Slide.
Written August 13, 2020
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Kevin B
Beech Mountain, NC69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
My wife first went here the summer of 1964. Her father was a forest ranger and her mom and dad took her and her 4 siblings there several summers after 1964. Needless to say she fell in love with going there. The sliding area is pretty much the same ( big long rock that is slippery) but the facilities have greatly improved. Bath rooms and changing areas. Area for watchers and lifeguards. They charge a very small fee to use the park. We have been in October as it is open but it is a swim at your own risk. We took our 3 grandkids here for their first time and believe me that too fell in love with it. We look forward to going back in the future.
Written August 31, 2022
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