Hemming the outskirts of Bent Creek Experimental Forest, Lake Powhatan Campground is a string of wonderful shoreline campsites. Lake Powhatan is perfect for the water-loving recreationist, inundated with well-stocked fishing outlets and paddle-centric fun.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
85 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Lake Powhatan Campground.

Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Carla
Carla B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 26th, 2016

Just got back from our camping trip at Lake Powhatan Campground. We had a great time the site was beautiful. The staff were very friendly and helpful and they keep the place nice and tidy. The bathrooms and showers were kept impeccably clean. The lake is nice great place for a relaxing picnic.

Great site tree coverage allowed for lots of privacy 
Lake Powhatan nice spot for a relaxing picnic
Hipcamper Mary
Mary C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 21st, 2016

This is one of our favorite local spots. Nice camping spot, quiet and heavily wooded with clean bathhouses. Good hiking and nice little lake for swimming but the beach is a flipping mess w/ Canadian goose poop everywhere. Yuck!
Right off the able Ridge Parkway and The NC Arboretum.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael S.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2018

Quiet, nice facilities.

Hipcamper Duncan
Duncan C.
recommends this listing.
November 9th, 2018

Quiet hours are after 10pm and they mean it.
Great clean campground with plenty of forest

Hipcamper Nicholas
Nicholas M.
recommends this listing.
January 10th, 2019

Low hanging trees can be dangerous in a large RV

Hipcamper Jeannie
Jeannie W.
recommends this listing.
March 18th, 2021

Just got back from an amazing camping trip at Lake Powhatan. We had 2 tents and a couple of hammocks. Site #50 was PERFECT for us. It was close to fill water jugs and a short walk to the bathroom/shower area. Hiking and Mountain Bike trails were right at the site. We went on a few 5k hikes, but if you are a biker, THIS is the place for you. The campground was super clean and had firewood for purchase (cash only). Grocery was less than 10 minutes, and downtown Asheville was just a bit more up the road. Cell service was non existent, but we weren't there to be on our phones. Highly Recommend!!

Love a campfire!Night view from the hammockSite #50.  FIts 2 tents and 2-3 hammocksHiking nearby.
Hipcamper Rebecca H.
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August 1st, 2018
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March 28th, 2018
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May 22nd, 2017
Hipcamper Carla B.
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January 27th, 2017
Pisgah National Forest
North Carolina
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35.482° N, 82.63° W
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