Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center is OPEN for Summer recreation! Our hours are 10 am - 5 pm Friday - Sunday, offering Turf Tubing, Gem Mining, and Trout Fishing.

Come experience the Western North Carolina Mountains, a unique temperate rain forest with 4 seasons, a plethora of running creeks, waterfalls, flora/fauna and snow. Go Summer/Winter Tubing, catch Rainbow Trout from our pond, or pan for gems at the Scaly Mountain Mine. You can explore our Bartram Market and see our latest stock of vintage merchandise. Grab a handful of old time taffy and a glass bottle soda. Have lunch or dinner at Annie's Cafe. Check out our games, toys and puzzles for family game time at your cabin or camper.  We have hiking sticks and maps to lead you to the many waterfalls and hiking trails in our area, including the Bartram Trail.

You do not need a reservation with groups of less than 20 people. It is first come first serve and we charge $25 for a 2 hour ticket.

Join us for some good ol' downhome fellowship and fun in the spectacular Smoky Mountains!

JOB FAIR, September 26, 2021 2 pm - 5 pm @ Annie's Cafe:

Do you want to be part of the great team at the most unique mountain experience in the South? Where else in North Carolina can you ride a mountain coaster and snow tube at the same place?

Highlands Outpost (formerly Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center) is hosting a job fair Sunday September 26th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Annie’s Café. Many positions must be filled when the brand new 3900’ long Scaly Screamer Mountain Coaster opens in October.

Positions at Highlands Outpost include FOH and BOH in the restaurant, tubing hill attendants, coaster attendants and ticket booth sales. No experience required and we will train but experience with customer relations, food & beverage, and general mechanical knowledge is a plus depending on desired position.

Outdoor operations, including the tubing hill and mountain coaster, are outside in the elements year round. Good physical condition, the ability to lift 50 pounds waist high, and walking on the mountainside is required.

The Scaly Screamer opening date is yet to be determined but the snow tubing hill will open on Saturday October 30th with our Latitude 90 All Weather Snowmaking Technology.

Please bring a current government issued ID, resume, and work references to your interview. Applications will be available at the job fair. FOH and BOH restaurant positions might be filled immediately and outside operations positions will be filled for later in October.

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Updates & Conditions

For the young and young at heart Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center is fun for the entire family.  We love having Church groups, family reunions, campers, boy & girl scouts along with our birthday parties.

News & Updates

       As of November 14th, Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center was the 1st in the nation to open for outdoor snow tubing!