Mills RiverThe incorporate town of Mills River is located in western Henderson County near Etowah and Fletcher. With about 6000 residents, Mills River is the second largest town in the county.
The history of Mills River goes back to the late 18th century. Many of the town’s residents are direct descendants of the original landowners and continue to own that land.
Mills River incorporated in 2003 in order to have more control over development by preserving the town’s farmland, homes and businesses. Since then, the town has implemented regulations for developers to control how the land is divided and zoned.
The Mills River Recreational Area is located near the entrance to Pisgah National Forest and is a popular day use area for hikers, fishermen and mountain bikers. The North Mills River Campground is open year-round with about 32 level campsites and a picnic area.
For additional information on Mills River visit http://www.millsriver.org/