We were looking for a place to hike near where we were staying in Asheville. This looked like the perfect choice. There was a brochure in our room and some nice little trails were indicated. From the moment we arrived at the gate, we have never felt so unwelcome in any park of any kind. But we were not camping and it seemed to throw the folks off. We were willing to pay the $4 for parking, no problem, but we asked for a brochure since ours belonged our rental property. They refused saying they were just for campers. We asked to purchase one but we were rudely refused. While in the park, we found a restroom but it was locked. 45 minutes later we went back to the restroom and I was rudely told they were closed. After I asked what a person was supposed to do the person who cleans said that I was LUCKY (her words) that she would let me in as she was planning to clean them (there were 4 individual restrooms and she was working on the first one). She did end up apologizing as I'm fairly certain she realized that we knew she was supposed to have the restrooms open by at least 10am and it’s now 10:45. Although the trails were nice enough...the damage was done. When leaving we had to stop to give them our parking pass (we paid $4 for) and the gate person rudely said that she saw us drive thru the camping area (like we were criminals). We told her we were looking for the Pisgah national forest and showed her our map and how confusing it was, but her condescending look was just the icing on the cake. We love this area but this is one place we will never visit again and we will make sure our friends and acquaintances pass it by as well. What a shame!
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