Boessel Lodge|  Reservoir Ridge, Waynesville, NC 28786 |  (828) 246-8455

Big East Fork

Big East Fork

Things To Do

Fishing, swimming, hiking and camping are a few of the favorite things to do at Big East Fork camphead. There are a dozen campsites on either side of the creek if you want to pitch a tent and relax. The campsites are within a 2/10 of a mile on either side. All the trout up in this area are native so bring your luck with ya! There is no service up there, so make sure you load this page on your phone for directions before you leave. 

Hiking

3.4 mi - Difficult - This trail follows the East Fork of the Pigeon River upstream, to the point where the Greasy Cove Prong flows into it. There are several places to view the stream and perhaps take a dip on a hot day. At the trail’s termination, one may continue on either of two additional, unsigned, wilderness trails: further along the East Fork of the Pigeon River via Bridges Camp Gap Trail (#607); or, after crossing the East Fork, along Greasy Cove Prong via the Greasy Cove Trail (#362).

Directions from Boessel Lodge

There is no service up there, so make sure you load this page on your phone for directions before you leave. 

Right on East Street 

Go 200ft

Right on Sunnyside

Go 0.7 mile

Right on Raccoon Rd

Go 1.2 mile

Left onto US-276

Go 16.2 mile

Parking area on right. You'll see the "Big East Fork" sign. The parking area is located on the right just before the road makes a hard left to make its steep ascent toward the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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