Sliding Rock

Sliding Rock is a 60 foot mountain water slide that ends in an 8 foot deep pool of water. Nearly 11,000 gallons of water per minute power this natural wonder. Onlookers can watch the fun from two observation platforms. The site is staffed from Memorial Day to Labor Day and is open 7 days a week. This area is heavily used between the hours of 12 noon and 4 pm, so please come early.  After Labor Day weekend, it is staffed Saturdays and Sundays only from 10am-6pm until October 28th. See off-season information below. 

The recreation area may close due to heavy rainfall and increased water levels. Visitors can follow Sliding Rock on Twitter for any weather closure updates. 

Weather Closure Updates:

Parking Information 

Sliding Rock is a unique natural area, therefore limited parking is available (especially for buses and RVs). Periodically, the parking area fills up and will be closed until spaces become available. You may be directed to visit other nearby areas and come back later. Exercise patience, be prepared, and plan accordingly. Try avoiding peak visiting hours of 12-4 pm. To avoid congestion in the parking lot, no picnicking is allowed. Picnic at nearby Pink Beds, four miles away. Or, find riverside tables along US 276.

Off Season Information

Be advised that after Labor Day there will be no staff, lifeguards, restroom accessibility,  or PFD rentals available during the week (only on weekends until October 28th). No entrance fee will be taken during the week. Sliding Rock will be deemed an "enjoy at your own risk" area during the off season. 



  • Two viewing platforms.

  • Life guards are present 7 days a week Memorial Day to Labor day from 10am - 6pm. After Labor Day, Lifeguards will be present only on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-6 until October 28th.

  • Restrooms are open when park is staffed (7 days a week Memorial Day to Labor day from 10am - 6pm). After Labor Day, restrooms will be open for use only on Saturdays and Sunday from 10-6 until October 28th.

  • To ease congestion in the parking area, picnicking is not allowed.

  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) are available in youth and adult sizes to rent for $6 an hour.

  • Drinks are available for purchase.

For Your Safety

  • You must know how to swim (the pool is approximately 8 feet deep)

  • Children under 7 years must slide with an adult (one adult per child and children must be able to SWIM)

  • Life jackets are the only floatation devices allowed

  • Slide in sitting position ONLY

  • NO Alcohol or Picnicking Permitted

  • Pets must be on a leash

  • All visiting groups must adequately supervise and maintain control of their group at ALL TIMES

  • The recreation area may close due to heavy rainfall and increased water levels. Visitors can call 828-885-7625 (885-ROCK) for any weather closure updates.

  • Always use caution around waterfalls. Have fun and be safe. See Waterfall Safety Tips Here.


  • Entrance Fee $3.00 per person

  • No Refunds

  • Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

  • Staffed Memorial Day – Labor Day 10 am-6 pm. After Labor Day, we will be staffed only on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-6 until October 28th (No entrance fee required during unstaffed hours).

  • Camp counselors must sign in with Site Manager/Lifeguard BEFORE campers slide. Group limit is 50 people per day including counselors and viewers.


Things to Do

  • Enjoy nearby Looking Glass Falls
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Hiking, swimming, and camping at nearby Davidson River Campground
  • Shop in Brevard approximately 8 miles away

Lost & Found

Do Not slide with your glasses, wallet, hat, wedding ring, camera or other valuables. It is highly likely that you will lose things in the cold water upon impact with the pool after sliding.

If you have lost something please contact

Pisgah Hospitality Partners is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items. If items are found and need to be shipped the owner is responsible for shipping cost.

Info Line: 828-885-ROCK

7851 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768