Directions

To Wildacres from Marion, NC

  • Go north on Hwy. 226-221, 6.3 miles from the Hwy. 70 intersection.
  • Take a left on Hwy. 226 toward Spruce Pine. (This intersection has a traffic signal.)
  • Go 1.1 miles to the intersection of Hwy. 226 and 226A and turn left onto 226A. (Road construction has changed this intersection.)
  • Take this road 6.5 miles to the Wildacres sign at Wildacres Road and take this left.
  • Go 1.1 miles on the gravel road to a paved drive on the right which is the entrance to Wildacres Retreat.
  • Follow the paved drive, staying right at the fork, to the retreat office.

To Wildacres from Spruce Pine, NC

  • Take Highway 226 to the Blue Ridge Parkway, across from the Minerals Museum, and
    turn left onto the Parkway ramp.
  • At the stop sign, turn right to go south on the Parkway.
  • Go about 6 miles on the parkway and turn left onto the gravel road at Gooch Gap. This is between mileposts 336 and 337.
  • Turn right on the gravel road and go about .7 of a mile to the paved driveway on
    the left which is the entrance to Wildacres Retreat.
  • Follow the paved drive, staying right at the fork, to the retreat office.

Wildacres Map