Sliding Rock

This summer, one of my goals has been to explore more water holes and swim spots… One of the most popular ones around is Sliding Rock, which if you’re in the WNC area, this is a can’t miss, must do!

Emilia went down the rock twice, and loved it! She was braver than me, screaming the whole way down! Brr… cold water… and I can’t wait to take my family out there in a few weeks!

Here I am, sliding down the rocks…

Hal and Emilia going down the rock!

Sliding Rock is a naturally occurring 60-foot waterslide with a seven-foot deep pool that has been developed by the US Forest Service into a recreation area.  You can either slide yourself or watch others do it from an observation deck opposite the slide or above the waterfall.

This water is cold, so come on a smoldering hot day! Enjoy!

Hal, Emilia and I had so much fun at Sliding Rock!

There is a small fee to enter the recreation area.  The recreation area is open year-round, but the bathrooms and changing rooms are only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Lifeguards are on duty during that time as well.


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