If you’re planning to make a weekend out of your North Mills River visit, you’d be well advised to head up after work Friday and pitch camp in the dark so you’ll have two full days to explore. Only a 40-minute drive from Asheville, a little over two hours from Charlotte.
Address: N. Mills River Road (SR 1345) 4.7 miles from NC 191
City: Mills River
No. of campsites: 31
No. with hookups: 0
No. without hookups: 31
Primitive sites: none
Reservations? 877.444.6777, www.recreation.gov
Gate hours: yes
Quiet hours: yes
Stuff to do nearby: hiking, mountain biking, fishing.