Lake Powhatan Campground, North Carolina

"Found an absolutely beautiful and spacious campground on Lake Powhatan outside Asheville, NC."


Lake Powhatan Campground: Site #51, this site has full hookups, dump station available, 98 sites, 2,209 foot elevation. May 14th - 17th.

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Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
Highland Brewing Company We listened to live music on the brewery grounds while enjoying our brews.
Southern Appalachian Brewery (in Hendersonville) Vintage Hendo was held in the courtyard of the brewery during our visit. Quite interesting.
Wicked Weed Brewing We visited the brewpub twice for lunch/dinner. Both times we sat in the courtyard on the lower level. Update: Since our visit Wicked Weed has been purchased by AB InBev.

Located in the heart of the Pisgah National Forest, just 10 minutes from Asheville, North Carolina, is the beautiful Lake Powhatan Campground. This campground is a peaceful haven that combines stunning natural surroundings with easy access to Asheville's many attractions.

A Tranquil Retreat

Surrounded by the lush forests of the Bent Creek Experimental Forest, Lake Powhatan Campground offers a serene escape from the busyness of daily life. Its 97 well-maintained campsites cater to both tent and RV campers, ensuring everyone can find their perfect spot.

Outdoor Activities

At Lake Powhatan, there's no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy:

  • Hiking: Explore the numerous trails that wind through the forest, offering scenic views and opportunities to spot wildlife.
  • Fishing: Cast your line into the lake and try your luck at catching bass, trout, or catfish.
  • Swimming: Take a refreshing dip in the clear waters of Lake Powhatan on a warm day.

Exploring Asheville

Beyond the campground, Asheville beckons with its vibrant arts scene and culinary delights:

  • Arts and Culture: Immerse yourself in Asheville's creative spirit by visiting art galleries, attending live music performances, or exploring local craft markets.
  • Biltmore Estate: Step back in time with a visit to this magnificent mansion built by George Vanderbilt. Explore its grand rooms, stroll through beautifully landscaped gardens, and savor exquisite wines produced on-site.
  • Downtown Delights: Wander through downtown Asheville's charming streets lined with unique shops and eateries. From farm-to-table restaurants to craft breweries, there's something to satisfy every palate.

***Outdoor Adventures For those seeking more adventurous pursuits, Asheville has plenty to offer:

  • Blue Ridge Parkway: Drive along this scenic road that winds through the mountains, offering breathtaking views at every turn. Access hiking trails and discover hidden waterfalls along the way.
  • Whitewater Rafting: Feel the adrenaline rush as you navigate rapids on one of the area's whitewater rivers.
  • Rock Climbing: Challenge yourself on the cliffs and boulders of popular climbing spots like Looking Glass Rock or Rumbling Bald.
  • Mountain Biking: Pedal your way through forested trails that cater to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced riders.

The Perfect Getaway

Whether you're craving a peaceful retreat in nature, eager to explore Asheville's vibrant offerings, or seeking thrilling outdoor adventures, Lake Powhatan Campground and its surrounding area have something for everyone. Its convenient location, natural beauty, and array of activities make it an ideal destination for visitors of all ages and interests.

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