Lake Powhatan Campground

Area Status: Open

Located in the Pisgah National Forest, Lake Powhatan Campground is a wooded site on the banks of Lake Powhatan with a swimming lake and beach. No boats are allowed on the lake. The campground borders the 6,000 acre Bent Creek Experimental Forest, a haven for bicyclists. This site is open year round with limited services from November-March. 

Sites have picnic tables, tent pads, and lantern hooks. Flush toilets and showers in bath house, ice and firewood available for purchase.  This facility offers a Day Use Fee or Seasons Passes to a beautiful picnic area and parking. 

Glamping sites available in addition to regular sites. Visit glamping sites.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Gatehouse is open March-November 8am-8pm, off season 10am-5pm. 
Reservations: Reservation required March 23 through November 15. Same day walk up permitted November 15-March 23 for 1 night at a time.  Campsite reservations are available through or (877) 444-6777.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Accessible, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: Standard Campsite: $35.  Electrical Campsite: $43.  Full Hookup Campsite: $49.  Day Use: $5 per person or $40 season pass.  Glamping Weekday: $100 Glamping Weekend: $130   
Open Season: Open year-round
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Asheville
Water: Drinking
Restroom: Flush toilets and showers
Passes: Federal Interagency Senior/Access discounts only apply to single standard site rate. Does not apply to any other items or services. Card holder must be present on site to use discount.
Operated By: Naventure
Information Center: Campground phone- (828) 577-7278 The site is operated by Naventure. Visit Naventure website.

General Information


375 Wesley Branch Road, Asheville, NC 28806

General Notes:

Pisgah Ranger District
1600 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
(828) 877-3265

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking

Interpretive Areas


Scenic Driving


Swimming area open from 10AM until 8PM


Interpretive Site: Weekend Family programs Memorial Day - Labor Day
Picnic tables: Picnic tables, tent pads and fire rings
Toilets: Hot showers and flush toilets in bathrooms

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Latitude : 

  Longitude :