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Green River Cove


Also make sure you have enough time to get there.

Our outing will be at Green River Cove, about 45 minutes southeast of downtown Asheville. Bring swimming gear if you want to enjoy the water after the tour. 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).


Green River Cove Trailhead
3770 Green River Cove Rd, Saluda, NC 28773

From Greenlife Grocery, head south on Merrimon Avenue towards downtown for 1/10 of a mile and turn right onto I-240 West. In 1.3 miles keep right at the fork to continue on I-26 E, follow signs for Interstate 240 W/Interstate 26 E/Interstate 40.

In approximately 31 miles, take exit 59 toward Saluda. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Holbert Cove Road, and in about 50 yards, left again onto Green River Cove Road. Drive 1.1 miles through several tight switchbacks, then upon reaching the river, passing Fishtop River Access, continue for a total of 2.8 miles, crossing the bridge, then park on the right. Your guide will meet you there.