Balsam Lake Lodge is nestled in the center of the 39,000-acre Roy Taylor Forest within the Nantahala National Forest. The lodge overlooks Balsam Lake and offers spectacular mountain views. The lodge opened its doors to the public when the Forest Service acquired the dwelling and lake in 1982. Since then groups have rented the lodge for meetings, recreation and environmental activities.
From Asheville, North Carolina, take I-40 west to exit 27. Go west on U.S. 23/74 toWaynesville and take exit 102. Take U.S. 276 south and turn right on NC215 south. Take SR 1756 (Charley's Creek Road). Go 5 miles to the BalsamLake Lodge (located on the left at Forest Service sign/gate). From the Blue Ridge Parkway, take NC 215 south for 5 miles to SR 1756(Charley's Creek Road). Go west 5 miles to the lodge (Located on the leftat Forest Service sign/gate).