Cliffside Lake Recreation Area, Highlands

4.3
#9 of 11 in Parks in Highlands
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Cliffside Lake Recreation Area is located in Nantahala National Forest in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. It offers both fishing and swimming and is less than ten miles northwest of Highlands, North Carolina on State Road 28.
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  • Really enjoyed the walk around the lake. Nice spot to picnic and take a family. Trail around lake was nice.  more »
  • If you’re willing to haul your rig thru the curves of hwy 64 and want to do some boondocking, this is the ideal campground. We pulled our 30’ 5th wheel from SC. Use the truck route from Dillard to...  more »
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  • Come prepared to pay $5 per car. This was heavily enforced when we were there. The park is a natural area with picnic sites, charcoal grills, a devoted swimming area with a sandy beach, changing rooms and bathrooms, fishing, and several trails. The trails were all fairly level and easy. There were lots of happy children in the water when we were there, so not a quiet and serene location, but it was beautiful.
  • A peaceful place. A small lake with swimming available. A nice trail around lake. The bathhouse was very primitive no showers available for swimmers.
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