We have 4 flumes capable of holding about 100 people. Two of the flumes have full coverage clear pvc roofing that keeps you cool and covered while you search for treasures. We also have a Handicap mining station under cover. Our mining area has several acres to dig and explore so get out your prospector's hat and try your luck!
We have a newly renovated "mine shack" to help keep you comfortable during your stay at mason's mine. There is a dressing room to change in and out of dirty clothes. We sell water, soda, snacks, small meal items, canned goods, souvenirs, toiletries, rock specimens and wood for fires. If you forgot it in town, check with us!
Presently Mason's is only available for primitive campers. There is no running water outside of the stream (will definitely wake you up in the morning!) We offer 9 serene camping spots with fire pits in one of the quietest places you will ever stay.
The cool refreshing waters of the Burningtown Creek run right between the mine shack and the digging area. This provides a good place to wash off and cool down after a long day mining. The sound is very relaxing while washing away dirt from your treasures.
The Burningtown valley has lots of history, and at Mason's Mine we try to keep the history preserved so all can learn about our colorful history. See our original 1880's wagon and real horseshoes found in the area from travelers long past. You can regularly find genuine indian arrowheads in the fields around the mine. Even the mine itself has been in operation around 120 years since its discovery as the Raby prospect.
Hiking and Adventures
At Mason's Mine you are just 2 miles from the Appalachian trail, and most of the land surrounding is national forest. Bring a picnic and stay a day and see what all Masons Mine has to offer!
Accommodations, Places to Eat, and Other Attractions in the Franklin, NC area.
In addition to our campground, the Appalachian Trail, and the beautiful Burningtown scenery the rest of the Franklin area has great motels, museums, restaurants, and places to visit.