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Sliding Rock

U.S. 276

Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

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Create memories this summer! Sliding Rock packages provide an easy way to enjoy your trip and bring your adventures home.

About this Event

Visit the original Slip 'n Slide! Sliding Rock is a 60 foot mountain water slide that ends in an 8 foot deep pool of water.

Nearly 11,000 gallons of water per minute power this natural wonder. Onlookers can watch the fun from two observation platforms. While you can slide year-round during daylight hours, lifeguards are on duty and changing rooms / restrooms are open:

  • April-May weekends, 10 AM-4 PM
  • Daily from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day 10 AM-6 PM
  • After Labor Day - October, weekends 10 AM-4 PM

Parking at Sliding Rock is extremely limited. Online tickets DO NOT guarantee parking, especially during peak times such as Saturdays and holidays. We encourage you to plan your trip accordingly, allowing yourself ample time to find parking on site.

Tips for Sliding Rock

  • There are several observation areas to watch the sliders. So, it's a great place to visit even if you don't want to get wet.
  • The pool at the bottom of the falls is eight feet deep. So you must know how to swim!
  • Children under 7 years must slide with an adult.
  • Life jackets are the only flotation device allowed.
  • Water shoes are recommended for sliding on the rock (and rugged shorts / swimsuits since you are sliding across a big rock!).
  • The parking area fills up and closes periodically on summer weekends. For a more enjoyable visit, avoid peak visiting hours of 12-4 PM on Saturday and Sundays. The parking area also fills up on some weekdays in July.
  • Slide in sitting position only.
  • Bring drinking water to stay hydrated on the hot summer days. Some snacks and drinks, towels and water shoes are for sale on busier days.
  • Don't expect wi-fi or even mobile phone reception.
  • No alcohol is permitted.
  • Pets are allowed in the area, but they must be on a leash and cannot slide.
  • To avoid congestion in the parking lot, no picnicking is allowed. Picnic at nearby Pink Beds, four miles away. And find riverside tables nearby along US 276.
  • The nearest food is at the Cradle of Forestry Cafe - turn left from Sliding Rock and go four miles. Or turn right and go eight miles to Brevard for many options for food, ice cream, breweries and more.
  • For latest updates, the phone hotline for Sliding Rock is 828-885-7625. The phone number for the nearest Pisgah Forest Ranger Station is 828-877-3265.

Sliding Rock closes for high water or lightning due to summer storms.

Pisgah Hospitality Partners operates these areas under permit with the USDA Forest Service/Pisgah Ranger District.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

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Sliding Rock

U.S. 276

Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

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