Bald Mountain Creek
IF YOU USE GPS, MAKE SURE IT GOES TO THIS LOCATION.
Also make sure you have enough time to get there.
Our outing will be at the Bald Mountain Creek Preserve. We will meet at the Buck House Inn, right at the entrance to the preserve, about 40 minutes north of Asheville; see directions and Googlemap below. Do not rely on your GPS until you make sure it matches these directions or you will very likely get lost. Also keep in mind that once you leave the interstate, you will probably NOT have cell phone signal. You may not have GPS reception either. So make sure you print or save these directions beforehand and follow them precisely.
These directions are from central Asheville, specifically, from Greenlife Grocery (our local Whole Foods). We recommend buying snacks or even a picnic lunch for after the tour, as well as “using the facilities” while you’re there.
Finally, remember that if you’re planning to bring some of our “catch of the day” to one of our partner restaurants, you MUST make a special reservation (see here). See you in the woods!
5860 Bald Mountain Rd, Burnsville, NC
Head south on Merrimon Ave towards Orange Street. Take I-240W about a tenth of a mile to 19-23N/I-26W (north) towards Weaverville.
In 16 miles, take exit 9 for Burnsville/Spruce Pine. Turn right onto US 19N/US 23 ALT N and follow 19N for 8.2 miles. Take a left onto Scronce Creek Road. In .2 miles, turn right onto SR 1395/Scronce Creek Road (note: this becomes Bald Mountain Road). In 4.8 miles, turn left into the entrance of “The Preserve” (a housing development).
We will park and meet at the Buck House Inn, immediately on your right as you enter the preserve. We will open the gate when you arrive.