LAKE POWHATAN, NC

Located just minutes from the popular city of Asheville, North Carolina, Lake Powhatan has something for everyone. The campground is convenient to a variety of cultural and natural attractions, including art and music venues, shopping and dining in Asheville, scenic driving on the...
Status: Open through Sun Nov 30 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Limit 8 people and 2 vehicles per site; $5 daily extra vehicle fee collected upon arrival
  • Gate closes at 10 p.m. and opens at 7 a.m.
  • Swimming area open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
  • No boats allowed on lake
  • First-come, first-served sites available
  • This campground is managed by the Cradle of Forestry In America Interpretive Association
  • Click here to learn more about the National Forests in North Carolina
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
Photos
Photo: LAKE POWHATAN BEACH AREA Photo: LAKE POWHATAN TYPICAL CAMPSITE Photo: LAKE POWHATAN BEACH Photo: LAKE POWHATAN TRAILS Photo: LAKE POWHATAN TRAILS Photo: LAKE POWHATAN ACCESSIBLE  FISHING PIER
Overview

Overview

Located just minutes from the popular city of Asheville, North Carolina, Lake Powhatan has something for everyone. The campground is convenient to a variety of cultural and natural attractions, including art and music venues, shopping and dining in Asheville, scenic driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway, numerous hiking trails and lakeside recreation.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a heavily wooded area on the banks of Lake Powhatan in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. The elevation is 2,200 feet. The surrounding land boasts mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls and slopes thickly forested with hardwoods and conifers.

Recreation:

Visitors have a number of different activities to choose from. Kids love the lake's sandy swimming beach and anglers enjoy the calm waters for trout fishing. The French Broad River, popular for fishing, is also nearby.

The forest is known for its hiking and mountain biking trails, several of which are located near the campground. Visitors wishing to learn more about the area can attend interpretive programs during the summer.

Facilities:

The shaded, private campsites are organized into four loops, all within walking distance of the lake. The facility provides picnic tables, tent pads, lantern posts and campfire rings with grills, in addition to restrooms with hot showers and flush toilets. A few sites have full hookups. Campers can purchase ice and firewood.

Nearby Attractions:

Among the more popular nearby destinations are Sliding Rock, Looking Glass Falls, the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, an arboretum and the Biltmore Estate.

Booking Window

MANAGEMENT

Thu Sep 25 2014 - Sat Mar 21 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

RV ELECTRIC

Thu Sep 25 2014 - Sat Mar 21 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Thu Sep 25 2014 - Sat Mar 21 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Thu Sep 25 2014 - Sat Mar 21 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Thu Sep 25 2014 - Sat Mar 21 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed May 14 2014 Wed Oct 15 2014
Walk In Thu Oct 16 2014 Thu Oct 30 2014
Walk In Fri Oct 31 2014 Sun Nov 30 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnicking
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trails
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • Gift Shop
  • Grocery Store
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic Drive
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 14 2014 -
Oct 15 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00-$44.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $22.00
RV ELECTRIC $22.00-$44.00
MANAGEMENT $22.00
Walk In Season
Oct 16 2014 -
Oct 30 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00-$44.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $22.00
RV ELECTRIC $22.00-$44.00
MANAGEMENT $22.00
Walk In Season
Oct 31 2014 -
Nov 30 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00-$44.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $22.00
RV ELECTRIC $22.00-$44.00
MANAGEMENT $22.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.48167, -82.63
35°28'54"N, 82°37'48"W

From Asheville, take I-26 to exit 33. Go south approximately 2 miles on State Route 191 to the Lake Powhatan Recreation Area sign. Turn right and follow signs to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

LAKE POWHATAN
375 WESLEY BRANCH ROAD
ASHEVILLE  NC  28806

Phone Number:

Information:  (828) 670-5627