A fantastic mountain treasure located just 15 miles from Parker Meadows Complex. Go for a swim or take a reel and rod to hook the catch of a lifetime. Take U.S. Hwy 64 East and US 23/441 North in Franklin, NC take U.S. Hwy 64 East/NC Hwy-28 South towards Highlands, NC for approx. 12.3 miles. Cliffside Recreation Area’s entrance will be on your LEFT, with the brown National Forest sign on the right. Follow this paved road for approx. 1 mile until you reach the gate.