Blue Ridge Parkway | SIMS POND OVERLOOK (MP 295.9)

View of Sims Pond from the Sims Pond Overlook parking area on the Blue Ridge Parkway

View of Sims Pond from the Sims Pond Overlook parking area on the Blue Ridge Parkway

View: ♦ ♦ ♦ / 5
Trails: Green Knob Trail
Picnic Tables: None

Sims Pond can be viewed from the overlook parking area, but for the best view, make your way down to the footbridge that crosses Sims Creek as it exits out one end of the pond. Like all ponds and lakes on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Sims Pond is man-made, the result of damming the creek.

Sims Pond Overlook is one of two access points for the Green Knob Trail, the other being the Sims Creek Overlook one stop to the north. Sims Pond has a much larger parking lot, so if you want to hike the trail, park here. Read the Green Knob Trail review for information about the hike or visit the Julian Price Park Hiking Trails web page for a listing of all the trails in this area.

For those wanting to fish, the pond is stocked with trout, and fishing is allowed with the proper North Carolina fishing license (see the Fishing web page for more details).

View of Sims Pond from the footbridge at the Sims Pond Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway

View of Sims Pond from the footbridge at the Sims Pond Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway


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Last updated on December 12, 2023
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