Lake Powhatan Swim Area

Area Status: Open

Day Use offers parking, bathrooms, large picnic area, water source and trash.  Swimming beach open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Accessible fishing pier.  Access to extensive trail system in Bent Creek Experimental Forest. 

*No Lifeguards on Duty*  

At a Glance

Fees: $5 per person, $40 day use season pass.
Open Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No boats, canoes, or watercraft of any kind are allowed on Lake Powhatan.
Water: none
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Naventure

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.


Mountain Biking

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking