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This wonderful Shining Rock Wilderness Web Cam is sponsored by the USDA Forest Service and displays incredible views of Cold Mountain NC and several other surrounding mountain peaks. The Shining Rock Webcam is sometimes considered to be the Cold Mountain Web Cam due to the incredible view of Cold Mountain North Carolina. The Shining Rock Wilderness area is a heavily forested reserve located close to Asheville North Carolina and Lake Junaluska NC in Haywood County North Carolina and has an elevation of 4,619 feet or 1,408 meters. This Cold Mountain NC Web Cam is a great way to check the weather or simply to catch a daily glimpse of the amazing long range views that it provides. Shining Rock Wilderness is comprised of roughly 18,500 acres and joins the Middle Prong Wilderness Area within the Pisgah National Forest. The Middle Prong Wilderness Area lies to the West of the Shining Rock Wilderness Area and consists of roughly 7,900 acres. One of the reasons Middle Prong Wilderness was given its distinct designation in 1984 was to help take some of the large amounts of traffic away from the Shining Rock Wilderness Area. Cold Mountain NC, which rises 6,030 feet in elevation, has made the Shining Rock Wilderness area very popular. There are also several Balsam Mountain peaks which rise to a height of over 6,000 feet which have contributed to making this area of Haywood County within the Pisgah National Forest very popular. The Shining Rock Wilderness Area is located between Blue Ridge Parkway mileposts 412 and 431. The Shining Rock Area can also be accessed by NC 215 or US 276. The elevations of these two areas range from 3,200 feet at the West Fork of the Pigeon River to 6,030 feet at the top of Cold Mountain NC to 6,400 feet at the top of Richland Balsalm. Shining Rock and Middle Prong have a combined acreage of 26,400 acres. Make sure to visit our other Western NC Webcams which include the Purchase Knob Web Cam, Blue Ridge Parkway Webcam, Look Rock Web Cam, Haywood County Web Cam, Asheville Webcam, and Cataloochee Web Cam.


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