Located in North Carolina, in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains, there is always something to see and do on a vacation to Asheville. It features some of the coolest campgrounds and beautiful RV parks, including Basilica of St. Lawrence, and the Biltmore Estate. Looking for where to camp in Asheville, there are many options for travelers. All visitors need to do is decide what they want. A remote kind of camping? A campground with parking spaces and hot showers? It is always advisable to do some research beforehand, especially for new campers. Having flourishing natural parks and stunning forests surrounding it, Asheville has countless options for camping, and it gives travelers incredible opportunities to explore North Carolina’s rolling mountains. Check out these cool campgrounds for an Asheville vacation.
8 Linville Falls Campground
Situated on the Linville River at Milepost 316, Linville Falls Campground offers travelers access to major hiking trails that feature some of the most stunning natural attractions in Asheville. Travelers can have access to Linville Gorge Wilderness Area and get to explore the spectacular Linville Falls. With a lush pine canopy and the many recreation opportunities this area presents, it is an ideal destination for a family vacation. Offering 50 tent spots, 2 wheelchair accessible, and 20 RVs, this campground is always available for booking online.
- Campground Fee: $20 per night, with visitors having Interagency Access, Senior, Golden Age, entitled to a discount of 50%.
- Opening Times: April through October
7 Lake Powhatan Campground
Nestled just about 10 minutes away from Nashville, North Carolina, Lake Powhatan Campground is a perfect spot for camping. Bent Creek Experimental Forest, which covers an area of 6000 acres – and a haven for naturists, including mountain bikers is found within the borders of this campground. Lake Powhatan Campground is also close to the French Broad River, another stunning sight to explore. Having a beautiful lake and beach, travelers can always enjoy swimming, going on picnics, and hiking.
- Campground Fee: $20, a season pass is $30
- Facilities: 75 tent and RV campsites, hot showers, flush toilets, potable water filling station, picnic tables, fire rings, and dump stations.
6 Camp Driftwood
Located on the French Broad River banks, Camp Driftwood is a privately run campground that offers so many opportunities to travelers, including kayaking, hiking, fishing, and water sports at its beach. Visitors struggling with stress can always visit here to achieve relaxation. Stretching 1/3 mile of the river frontage, visitors have a beautiful area to walk through as they take in the beautiful natural scenes this campground offers. Camp Driftwood offers a unique travel experience, with spectacular views across the mountains and woods.
- Campground Fee: $150 for 10 guests
5 Crabtree Falls Campground
Crabtree Falls Campground is considered a hidden gem by many people, and it offers a peaceful serenity perfect for outdoor lovers and the wildlife that thrive there. Travelers can always have access to one of the area's most photographed attractions, the Crabtree Waterfalls, from this spot. The Crabtree Falls Trail offers beautiful sightings of the surrounding. The campground is operated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Opening Times: Mid-May through October
- Tent Sites Available: 70
- RVs: 22
- Wheelchair Accessible: 4
4 Mt. Pisgah Campground
Nestle within Pisgah National Forest in the mountains of North Carolina’s western side, Mt. Pisgah Campground is great for camping and offers incredible views of the surrounding – thanks to the beautiful accessible hiking trails, which range from moderate to difficult. The campground features a beautiful, including wildflowers that bloom in the spring or hues in the fall. Standing at an elevation of 4980 feet, Mt. Pisgah Campground is the highest of all campgrounds on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
- Campground Fee: $20 per night, $10 for those with National Park Service Senior Pass
3 Table Rock State Park
Located about 70 minutes southwest of Asheville and 45 minutes northwest of Greenville, Table Rock State Park is perfect for adventure lovers as there are many miles of woodland trails located inside and outside the park. The campground provides plenty of outdoor activities for all ages and skills, including camping, hiking, climbing, kayaking, paddling, and swimming. This flourishing park has trails that enable travelers to explore the wilderness, experience tumbling waterfalls, and climb up to the top of the rocky summits. The park offers access to picnic shelters, a beach, overnight campsites, and a fishing pier.
- Campground Fee: $6 adults, $3.75 seniors (65+), $3.50 children.
2 Davidson River Campground
This campground is perfect for a whole family going on a vacation. It has access to incredibly beautiful hiking trails leading to some of the most spectacular attractions, including waterfalls within Pisgah National Forest. The campground also boasts some of the best fishing spots and hosts incredible campsites for a comfortable adventure. It takes less than an hour to reach here from the city of Asheville and is open year-round.
- Campground Fee: $22 per day, $44 for a double site
1 Bear Den Family Campground & Cabins
Bear Den Family Campground & Cabins is located in the heart of the Pisgah National Forest, just a few minutes from Linville Falls and Gorge. Situated along a mountain stream, the cabins here are open for accommodation year-round, and they come fully furnished. Campground sites are available – from Pop-ups, and RVs to tents and Camping Cabins, all of which come with electricity, and water, and have water, picnic tables, and fire rings. There are miles of hiking trails passing through breathtaking sightings with incredible views of the surrounding.