In summer you can skid 60 feet on a natural waterslide, fueled by 11,000 gallons of mountain water a minute, into a clear, cold pool in Pisgah National Forest. The pool is 6 to 8 ft deep, so you need to know how to swim. Wear old jeans and tennis shoes and bring a towel. On hot days the parking lot fills up early. No picnicking allowed at the Rock, but there are picnic grounds nearby. Sliding Rock is maintained by the National Forest Service.
U.S. 276, about 8 mi north of intersection of Hwys. 280 and 276 in Brevard, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, 28768, USA
828-877–3265-National Forest Service; 828-257-4200-National Forest Service office in Asheville