Buckeye Cove

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 Buckeye Cove, about 15 minutes east of downtown Asheville. 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).

Directions

302 Old Fellowship Rd, Swannanoa NC

From Greenlife Grocery, head south on Merrimon Avenue towards downtown for 2/10 of a mile and turn left onto I-240 East. In 3.7 miles, use the left 2 lanes to merge onto I-40E toward Statesville. In 2.5 miles, take exit 55 toward US-70/E Asheville/VA Hospital.

Turn left onto Porter’s Cove Road (signs for US70), drive under the highway, then right onto US 70E/ Tunnel Road. In 2.1 miles, at the second traffic light, turn right onto Buckeye Cove Road. In 1/2 mile, curve right to stay on Buckeye Cove Road. In another 1/2 mile, after passing the Community Center, take a soft left onto Old Fellowship Road, a dirt/gravel road. Go .4 miles and pass Sean Drive, staying to the right. At the next intersection, take the middle option (following the sign that says “Peace Chamber”).  You will pass a gated driveway to the left with a homemade sign saying “Wild Roots.” Don’t go there. Continue to the right, then curving to the left. You will pass a couple homes on the right. Go until you pass the “No Trespassing” sign on a tree right beside the road. Park anywhere near the little cabin on the right. Your guide will meet you there.