Sliding Rock Davidson River


Slip-sliding down a waterfall across a smooth rock surface brings out the kid in everyone. And that's what happens on this 60-foot waterslide, inside the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. The sliding surface is one large boulder, with just minor bumps along the way. You won't need any special gear to make it down: Just sit down at the flat starting spot, push off on to the downward slope, and about 11,000 gallons of water a minute will propel you down quickly but gently. The slide drops you in a pool about seven feet deep, but that's seven feet of cool water. There are lifeguards on duty between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Those are also the times when the changing rooms and restrooms are open, though the Sliding Rock is open year-round. However, picnicking is not allowed. There is a $1-a-day fee for those older than 5 to use the recreation area.


, NC 28712


35.31946200, -82.79197700
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