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We stopped at Sliding Rock in October and were unable to slide down the rock, as there was no... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Willoughby, Ohio
Family Camping

We had a great time camping in the Pisgah National Park and my son was the only one brave enough to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marina M
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Waterfall slide, sending 11,000 gallons of water down a huge rock each minute.
Pisgah Forest, NC
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All reviews per person cold water life guards slide down on duty great fun changing rooms deep pool sliders take your breath away entrance fee a lot of fun natural waterslide all ages small fee water shoes parking lot
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at Sliding Rock in October and were unable to slide down the rock, as there was no lifeguard but it sure looked fun! Six of us were in the car with two America the Beautiful passes but we were still required to pay...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time camping in the Pisgah National Park and my son was the only one brave enough to do sliding rock on this cold day. He said it was refreshing and actually better than doing it on a hot day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marina M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went in October and the park was closed for sliding down the falls. There was no admissions fee during this time. There is a $3 fee when the slide rock is open and there is a lifeguard on duty. We cannot wait to return...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wanderlust146
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

The water falls cascades over a huge mountain slope which doubles as slide. Looks a bit iffy on safety side so take care. The landing though looks deep enough it looks like a good experience In summer. Would just rather watch in fall season. Good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank subramanyamkg
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This is something you must do! It was a blast to slide down the sliding rock. The water is cold, but it is worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marlene K
Reviewed October 26, 2018

This is a place teenagers might like the best! The lines are long sometimes in the summer. Groups of teens are often arriving in buses with groups. A lifeguard is usually on duty to watch over the sliders. One slides down the slick rock and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

when we arrived the park was allowing visitors but the bathrooms were closed however they did not charge a fee im thinking that the water was too cold at this time the falls are nice to view after a short hike downhill

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

If you’re willing to get chilly, this natural water slide is a blast! A great refresher between all the hiking in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank smketch11
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I'm a little old to go down a giant slick rock in freezing cold water(the water is cold anytime of year you go). But we took a lot of young adults and teenagers up there and they had a ball. They want to go every...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jansatay
Reviewed October 14, 2018

My husband and I went here in September. There was a lot of people on the two lane road but we were able to find a spot to pull off and watch the crowd slide off the rock. When I was younger we would come...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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October 7, 2018|
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Response from emilymaehood | Reviewed this property |
I agree with all of the above answers. There will be no lifeguard on duty. Be warned, the water you are dumped into was literally breath-taking for the majority of visitors when we went in July. Life vest strongly advised if... More
August 8, 2018|
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Response from mrspta06 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed in the areas surrounding the sliding rock. I stayed with my daughter's dog while he family did the sliding. I don't think that dogs are allowed in the water though.
Skye K
August 7, 2018|
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Response from trendab2014 | Reviewed this property |
Swim a couple or three strokes and then you can stand.
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Gerald L
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Info on "Camp Run A Muk" at Sliding Rock Cabins (0 Replies)
Hello all... I am going up to Sliding Rock Cabins in March and plan on staying at "Camp Run A Muk"... Does anyone have any coments (good or bad) about this particular cabin... I apreciate any coments that may describe or explain your past experiance there...
February 26, 2012|
HELP planning a destination route order! (4 Replies)
Over the last month, many of you have given us great ideas for destinations with our kids ages 7-10 for our road trip from Illinois to Greenville SC.....(Greenville for a tournament)...from your suggestions, what most peaked our interests were Biltmore, Sliding Rock, Nantahala River Rafting, Blueridge parkway, Grandfather Mountain, Ceasers Head Cherokee Foothills, Smokey Mountain National and Chimney Rock....gee did I forget anything.If you want to add, be my guest.. We of course cant see...More
March 15, 2010|
Response fromjaded24fan|
All of your destinations would be in your route but Grandfathers Mountain. It would be way out of your way.
Chicago, IL
Sliding Rock (2 Replies)
Has anyone ever been to Sliding Rock BEFORE Memorial Day? The website says it doesn't open until Memorial day weekend, but I was just wondering if the weather would be decent and if you are "allowed" to experience it before it opens. Thanks!
January 08, 2018|
Response fromqueeni_traveler|
Here is what the website says: "While you can slide anytime year-round during daylight hours, lifeguards are on duty and changing rooms / restrooms are open every day from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, 10 AM-6 PM. After Labor Day, lifeguards work on weekends through mid-October. Cost to enter the recreation area is $2 per person when staff members are on duty (cash or check). Children 6 and under are free. It is free to visit during "off" hours (but restrooms are closed and...More