Lake Powhatan Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is 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.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:  Gate opens at 7 am and closes at 10 pm
Reservations: Campsite reservations are available through or (877) 444-6777.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Fees for camping and day-use. The site is operated by Adventure Pisgah. See Adventure Pisgah website.
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: Adventure Pisgah

General Information


375 Wesley Branch Road, Asheville, NC 28806

General Notes:

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

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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