You’ll find lots of recreational activities and attractions around the
Blue Ridge Mountains in Hot Springs North Carolina including:
hiking, rafting, fishing, sightseeing, and festivals.


French Broad River

French Broad River


The Hot Springs area is popular for many outdoor activities:


Hiking- Appalachian Trail passes through town, and is also
accessible at Max Patch Bald

Rafting-  several rafting companies host rafting trips on the French Broad River

Fishing-  many streams are stocked with trout including Spring Creek which is a mile from Wilderness Lodge.
Other fishing options are the French Broad River, and Laurel River near Hot Springs. 

Sightseeing-  the mountains are scenic, and rich with history.
Just driving and stopping at various scenic spots can be an enjoyable day.
You might even see a bear like the one shown below that was across from my home!

Geocaching a treasure hunt-like adventure


Bear in Spring Creek

Bear in Spring Creek


Other attractions and activities that you may want to consider while staying at
Wilderness Lodge include:


Biltmore Estate/Asheville

Largest privately owned home in the U.S.



Cherokee Reservation & Harrah’s Casino/Cherokee

Native American reservation with shops, and activities; casino



Horseback riding in Madison County

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides



Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Day trips through the scenic mountains



Blue Ridge Parkway

Drive- enjoy the scenery,  stop- hike, dine- at the Pisgah Inn



Hot Springs Spas

Maybe after a day of hiking a soak in a hot tub
of n
aturally heated spring water would be soothing, or maybe a massage!

~ Reservations on weekends, holidays,spring & summer should be booked 2 weeks in advance ~



River Rafting

Whitewater Rafting and River Tubing guided or unguided tours of French Broad River.  Located in Downtown Hot Springs.



Fowler Farms Sporting Clays

Clay shooting in Spring Creek. Fun for the experienced or novice shooter.



Split Mountain Quail & Preserve

Quail hunting in Spring Creek; seasonal



~ Brochure for activities, attractions, restaurants are available at Wilderness Lodge ~



Music/sound effect:
Nature Sounds- Easy Listening