Buck Creek Gap

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Buck Creek Gap
Buck Creek Gap-2014.jpg
Eastern Continental Divide
Elevation3,402 ft (1,037 m)[1]
Traversed by NC 80 / Blue Ridge Pkwy
Location North Carolina
 United States
RangeBlue Ridge Mountains
Coordinates35°46′15″N 82°09′52″W / 35.7709529°N 82.164562°W / 35.7709529; -82.164562Coordinates: 35°46′15″N 82°09′52″W / 35.7709529°N 82.164562°W / 35.7709529; -82.164562
Topo mapUSGS Celo
Buck Creek Gap is located in North Carolina
Buck Creek Gap
The pass is between McDowell and Yancey counties

Buck Creek Gap (el. 3,402 ft (1,037 m)) is a mountain pass along the Blue Ridge Mountains. NC 80 connects with the Blue Ridge Parkway at the gap, where it travelers can go either towards Burnsville, Marion, Mount Mitchell or Little Switzerland. A scenic overlook is located at the gap, along NC 80; which is sometimes also used as a staging area for motorcycle enthusiasts. The gap is also along the Eastern Continental Divide and the McDowellYancey county line.


  1. ^ "Buck Creek Gap". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 22, 2014.