Someone in North Carolina is going to have to try this out for me…
Every summer, there are large number of tourist in Sliding rock, where is located one of most beautiful and unique natural mountain waterfall. It is located in Pisgah National Forest Close to Asheville NC, where people came to slip and slide on this beautiful 60-foot mountain slider. Even water is pretty cold, visitors wait patiently for their turn and slide one-by-one. At the end of the slide they make splash into the big eight-foot deep pool, swim couple feet to get into shore and get back in the line for one more slide…
A $1.00 per person fee is charged by the Forest Service to use the area between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, when lifeguards and rangers are on duty. The rock is closed to sliders during times of high water or when lightning is detected in the area. This unique natural waterslide, placed 8 miles from Brevard, is actually fueled with 11,000 gallons of water moving over the rock for every minute, making an exhilarating, one-of-a-kind excitement.
A restroom and changing room is provided and a lifeguard is periodically on duty especially during summer weekends from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. At other times, sliding down the waterfall is done at a visitor’s own risk. .
A pool in the bottom from the falls is 8 feet deep. Which means you need to know how to swim!
Children must be of a certain size to slide alone, otherwise, they may slide in the lap of an adult. Blue jean bermuda and water shoes are suitable for slipping to the rock Avoiding congestion inside the parking area, no picnicking is definitely allowed.
Picnic locations are close by at Pink Beds, 4 miles aside.The rock is definitely used like a natural water slip for adventurous type of visitors and also locals. Water is extremely cold and it is favorite for cooling off in summer time.
The nearest camping region to Sliding Rock is a National Forest Service’s Davidson River Campground.
To get to the recreation area and the falls, travel north from the intersection of U.S. Highway 276, approximately 7.7 miles north of the intersection of 276, U.S. Highway 64, and NC Highway 280 in Brevard, North Carolina. Enroute, you will pass Looking Glass Falls and the parking area for Moore Cove Falls.