Lake Powhatan Recreation Area, NC

We just spent 5 days at Lake Powhatan Campground in the Bent Creek Experimental Forest located outside of Asheville, NC. The campground is in a very wooded area just minutes from Asheville at an elevation of 2.200 feet. The campground is located next to the NC Arboretum and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The campground has over 80 sites ranging from tent only to full- hookup for RVs in 4 different loops. There are 40 miles of hiking and biking trails and a beach for swimming.

Lake Powhatan is located in the Bent Creek Experimental Forest which is the oldest federal experimental forest east of the Mississippi river. It encompasses nearly 6,000 acres within the Pisgah National Forest. It was established to conduct research and educate natural resource professionals and others about forest management in the southern Appalachians.

The NC Arboretum is a must see while visiting the area. It has 434 acres of cultivated gardens and groomed trails featuring some of the most beautiful botanically diverse plants in the region. The arboretum can be accessed by trail from the campground. It can also be reached from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 393.

Lake Powhatan is one of our "go to" campgrounds in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and luckily for us it's less that a 3 hour drive from Charlotte.

Lake Powhatan, NC
Bent Creek Experimental Forest
North Carolina Arboretum
The National Forests of North Carolina
The Blue Ridge Parkway - America"s Favorite Drive

Lake Powhatan, NC

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