Please call 828-707-8125 for assistance when you arrive at the park.

  • The Main Visitor Parking Lot is located at 1800 Little River Rd, Flat Rock, NC.
  • An accessible Shuttle is offered 7 days a week and loops through the parking lot every twenty minutes beginning at 9:40 am through 4:20 pm. You may also choose to park at the Accessible parking near the barn. Please call number above for more information.
  • From the main parking lot the walk to the Sandburg Home is 0.3 miles with 110' change in elevation uphill on a natural trail surface.
  • The pedestrian bridge over the Front Lake dam at the main park entrance is closed. To access park buildings, restrooms, and trails on foot during the closure, visitors must now walk an additional 0.4 mile around Front Lake, and then walk 1/3 mile up a steeply graded hill to the Sandburg Home and farm. Be prepared for this detour when you arrive. View a trail map with the detour here.
  • Please call 828-707-8125 to reach park staff for directions to limited accessible parking inside the park.
  • Find additional parking information here.

Due to the nature of the park's location on mountainous terrain, visitors will encounter changes in grade, uneven pathways and gravel paths. Please call ahead for more information or seek the assistance of a ranger at the start of your visit.

Sandburg Home
A wheelchair lift is available from the ground to main floor.

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Accessibility in the Sandburg Home
The Sandburg Home is a three-story antebellum home built in 1838. The ground floor is accessible as it is on ground level with small thresholds. The main level is accessible by stairs or a lift for visitors using mobility devices. The top story is only accessible by stairs, however the bulk of the visitor tour is on the ground and main levels of the home.

Assistance Available During Your Visit:

  • A walker and wheelchair are available by request.
  • Assisted listening devices are available for the house tour and videos.
  • A shuttle operates seasonally from the restrooms near the parking lot to the house and barn.

Last updated: January 14, 2024

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Mailing Address:

81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731


828 693-4178

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