If you are an admissions visitor please view this page.

Where to Park

We have many places on campus reserved for visitors to park. Parking available to visitors on campus is marked on the map below. Please refrain from using the lot north of Orr Cottage as it is reserved for Admissions Visitors.

Campus Map 

Trail Use

Visitors can explore the River, Jones Mountain, and Dam Pasture Trails between sunrise and sunset. Dogs must remain on their leashes at all times.

Please report suspicious activity to Public Safety at (828) 230-4592. 

Trail Parking:

River Trail: Visitors wanting to hike the river trail can park at Charles D. Owen Park.

Jones Mountain Trail: There is limited parking at the trailhead off College View Drive.

Dam Pasture Trails: Visitors may park to the right of the trailhead off Riceville Rd.

Visiting the Farm

Campus Visitors are able to visit our working farm. It’s important to us that you remember we’re a real farm, not a petting zoo. Our animals are cute but they can also be dangerous. Do not go in any of the pens, fields, or pastures when they have animals occupying them.


Please only park in the designated parking spots when visiting the Farm. When entering campus from the service road entrance, please continue past the red barn and facilities office to the gravel lot marked Farm Visitors.