Nuwati and Cragway trails
ALL campsites on Nuwati Trail:
Streamside, The Hermitage, Storyteller’s Rock and The Refuge
Boone Fork foot bridge which connects the Boone Fork parking area with Tanawha and Daniel Boone Scout trails. Hikers can access the Daniel Boone Scout trail by parking at the Boulder Field parking area and hiking north on the Tanawha Trail 2.8 miles.
ALL CLOSURES ANTICIPATED UNTIL AT LEAST JULY, 2019
Campers must register at Profile Trail Head regardless of where your hike begins.
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Spring is here, but spring in the mountains can still bring ice, cold and wind, along with those beautiful warm days. Be prepared for cold weather and muddy and icy trails. Please stay on the trail: cutting switchbacks or getting off the trail to keep your feet dry leads to erosion and resource damage.Last updated on: Monday, March 18, 2019
Camping is allowed with a permit at 13 backpack camping sites along the trail system, including at the Hi-Balsam Shelter. Follow the directions on the Fees/FAQs/Rules page for self-registration at or near the trailheads. Camping is permitted in designated areas only — identified by nearby signs and a camping icon on the trail map.
Campers may leave vehicles at either the Profile Trail or Blue Ridge Parkway trailheads. No vehicles may be left overnight in the Grandfather Mountain attraction.
Fires are permitted at lower elevation campsites, but not on Grandfather Trail or at or above the Hi-Balsam Shelter. On sites where fires are permitted, use designated fire rings only. Use only dead firewood on the ground. Please do not bring firewood from outside the park. Campfires may be banned during dry periods. For cooking, a gas-powered backpacking stove is recommended.
Water is available only from intermittent streams. There is no water above Daniel Boone Campsite or Profile Campsite. All untreated water should be purified by boiling for 10 minutes or by using purification chemicals, or through use of a filtering device.
This is bear country — all food and scented items must be hung away from the tents, and all trash and food scraps must be packed out. Leave a clean site.
Please do not disturb nearby campers, take care to protect the terrain and plant life and carry all trash from the site upon leaving.
The Daniel Boone Backpack Campsite is the only campsite that can be reserved in advance. See the Fees/Faqs/Rules for more information.
Camping permits are required, even with a reservation. Permits are located at the self-registration area near the Boone Fork Parking area.
Call 1-877-722-6762 or visit the reservations website to make reservations for the Daniel Boone Campsite.
9872 N.C. 105 S.
Banner Elk, NC 28604
GPS: 36.111200, -81.811140
March, April, May, September, October: 8am - 8pm
June, July, August: 8am - 9pm
To accommodate early hikes, park gates are not closed on a daily basis; however, they may close due to weather conditions.
OFFICE HOURS: The state park office is open Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. You may contact our office during business hours or after hours; leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.
P.O. Box 9
Linville, NC 28646