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.

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

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