Sycamore Flats Picnic Shelter

Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Overview

Sycamore Flats Picnic Shelter is located along the Davidson River on the Pisgah National Forest. This picnic area was named for the sycamore trees which line the banks of the river.

Recreation

Sycamore Flats Picnic Area offers excellent swimming and wading, trout fishing, and tubing opportunities on the Davidson River. There is an accessible fishing pier.

Facilities

This large picnic area has 40 picnic tables with grills nearby. The reservable shelter has four picnic tables for use, plus one grill. There are two restrooms available; one is wheelchair accessible.There is a large, open field beside the picnic shelter for games and fun.

Natural Features

Sycamore Flats is a beautiful, shaded picnic area that sits in the bend of the Davidson River. This picnic area is surrounded by lush hardwood forest and rhododendron.

Nearby Attractions

Pisgah National Forest offers nearly 400 miles of trails -- many are for biking, hiking and several for equestrian use. Throughout the area, visitors will discover the many beautiful waterfalls the forest is known for. Pisgah Visitor Center is just 1.5 miles up on Hwy 276 from the Sycamore Flats Picnic Shelter and offers interpretive displays, a gift shop, and a wealth of information and maps. Further up Hwy 276 is the birthplace of forestry in America--The Cradle of Forestry. Nearby is the Pisgah Fish Hatchery and Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education.

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