Directions To Balsam Mountain Preserve

Balsam Mountain Preserve is located at mile marker 90 on the Great Smoky Mountain Expressway (Hwy 23/74) between the picturesque mountain towns of Waynesville and Sylva, just forty highway minutes from downtown Asheville.  It is without question one of the easiest high elevation mountain communities to access in the entire Southeast.

From Asheville Airport to Balsam

From Charlotte and Raleigh to Balsam

From Atlanta to Balsam

Distances To Surrounding Cities

Miles to Balsam Mountain Preserve from:

  • The Blue Ridge Parkway, 4 miles
  • Sylva, 6 miles
  • Waynesville, 10 miles
  • Asheville, 38 miles
  • Knoxville, 99 miles
  • Greenville,105 miles 
  • Atlanta, 155 miles
  • Charlotte, 163 miles


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