Lake Powhatan Picnic Area

Area Status: Open

Day Use offers parking, bathrooms, large picnic area, water source and trash. Trails nearby for hikers and bikers. Fishing and accessible fishing pier.  

Day Use is adjacent to campground. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 8am - sunset
Fees: $5 per person, $40 day use annual pass.  Fee paid in person at gatehouse; cash or credit card.
Open Season: March-November
Usage: Heavy
Water: Available
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Naventure
Information Center: Campground phone- (828) 577-4167 This site is operated by Naventure- visit Navenure Website 

General Information

Directions: Lake Powhatan (NC)375 WESLEY BRANCH ROADAsheville NC 28806GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):35.48167, -82.63From I-26, take exit 33 (Old Exit 2), south approximately 2 miles on N.C. R 191 to the Lake Powhatan Recreation Area sign. Turn right and follow signs to campground.


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Lake and Pond Fishing

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