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Riverside - 16 acre mix of fields/woods/trails on the French Broad River

Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
16 acres
4.936 reviews
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Hosted by David S.




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Only the people and dogs included in your booking can be in the spot during your visit. This section refers to distractions seen/heard from the spot.


Other domestic animalsNo


Private entryYes




River, stream or creek



Scenic view

$9 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

25% off hourly price for 30 min visit

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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina


100% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.


It is the woods so there is wildlife. I've never seen anything dangerous but there are deer, turkeys, etc. sometimes. The river may be too fast moving for small dogs. This spot has a water feature, make sure to review these guidelines for visiting spots with water before visiting: https://help.sniffspot.com/article/167-how-to-keep-your-dog-safe-around-pools-and-water

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Max dogs per booking
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests

Community safety rules
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the spot.
Make sure the area is safe and secure before bringing your dog in.
Arrive and leave on time, this is important for safety.
Pick up after your dogs. Leave the spot as it was when you arrived.
Always review and abide by spot specific rules.
Unless otherwise stated, restrooms are not available on site.

Booking Policies

Booking Policies
Only one booking is allowed at a time at any spot and there is an enforced 30 min buffer between all bookings to ensure dogs in separate bookings do not meet.
This spot is set for Booking, which means you will be instantly confirmed for any booking you request. You will receive the address and access instruction immediately following booking.
Visits can be moved or cancelled up to 2 hours before a visit.
Visits can be extended and dogs can be added throughout the visit.

(36) Reviews

  • Alyssa C., Sep 4, 2023

    Love this spot! So quiet and has a lot of space! It was so nice to let my pup swim and stick my feet in the mud! Will be back, Thank you!

  • Janice K., Aug 27, 2023

    I want to preface my review with this spot was not for us but that does not make it a bad spot for everyone. We weren't big fans of the area outside of the main area as it was overgrown and we feared ticks and snakes. And the water access was limited from what we found. Plus, the water at the access we found was not moving and brown. Not ideal, in our opinion for playing in the water. However, there was a large area cleared for throwing a frisbee or tossing a ball to your dog, which we did. Again, this may be the perfect spot for someone else.

    Host replied: Thanks for checking us out, as advertised this is more of a woods experience not a manicured yard for sure so definitely be aware of that. It is the French Broad River so it is always brown and moving :)

  • Leslie M., Aug 14, 2023

    This place was great ! Although if you use just the regular maps on your phone it will take you to the marathon gas station so just use google maps !

  • Annie H., Aug 8, 2023

    Great spot for the dogs to sniff around and explore. It had just rained so the ground was damp, but the dogs didn't mind! Didn't have any issues with bugs.

  • Melanie G., Aug 8, 2023

    Perfect private spot to enjoy the river. Luna loved all the smells and having so much space to run.

  • Alysha K., Aug 6, 2023

    This place was perfect for my reactive dog who loves the water. I had a long leash so she could explore the woods and she loved the creek! Apple Maps did take me to the gas station, but I found it shortly after. It is further back on the same road and the directions were helpful!

  • Nancy K., Jul 25, 2023

    Great place. Lots of room to run! My Tigger loved it. It wasn't buggy at all. I brought my rainboots because the reviews said it was muddy. Only place it's muddy is on the river bank. If you want to go down there with your dog while they swim rainboots are a good idea. Otherwise it's grass everywhere.

  • Brienne S., Jul 19, 2023

    Great little spot for your pup to swim. Just be prepared for mud near the water and take some bug spray, but a seriously shady and peaceful spot!

  • Amy M., Jul 6, 2023

    Beautiful area. Bring bug spray though because the mosquitos also think it’s a beautiful area!!!

  • Katherine S., Jul 4, 2023

    Nice spot with river access and wooded areas for pups to romp. There’s a table and little grill, but no chair. The river side is super muddy, obviously- I wish I had brought an extra towel for the dogs! It was a wide, slow-moving spot, safe and shady for dogs and humans to enjoy the water. Google Maps told me it was on the other side of the street, so I drove around a little, but the host’s directions are right on.

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David S.

Joined in June 2022

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