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The positive - this is an excellent campground. Probably the best in the entire area. Nicely spaced sites with vegetation blocking others, very clean, a multitude of hiking and biking trails, beautiful lake (big pond really) and creek, close to many attractions. And, a real...More
visited the beach area in August & was very dissatisfied... people weren't obeying the leash rule with pets, parents with kids who were naked playing in the water... just reminded me of a scene out of woodstock & was quite nasty
We camped in New York. Pennsylvania West Virginia noth Carolina, Tennessee 2500 km and of the 12 campgrounds this one was so the best. So private. In our own wooded area. Couldn't see another campsite. I am hoping to go back down in March for...More
The campsite and showers were clean. The campground was quiet at night, not a lot of noise. We were close to Asheville and Waynesville which worked out for our weekend activities. The campground staff were very friendly.
This is a fantastic place to stay if you are looking for somewhere close to Asheville but outside of the City. The sites are all very well maintained and large. The bathrooms were the cleanest bathrooms I've seen - also individual bathrooms which is nice....More
This is probably the best government owned/operated campground I've ever been to. Scenic area and the sites were spacious and tidy with nice paved pads and gravel around the fire ring and picnic table. We camped in an RV but their tent sites were on...More
We stayed at Lake Powhaten campgrounds a few nights ago in their primitive camping area for one night. We were assigned a pad site on their Hard Times loop. We had friendly neighbours one of whom lent us his hammer to set up our stakes...More
The campground is now run by Pisgah Hospitality Partners instead of The Cradle of Forestry. When we camped there we noticed an improvement. Our motto for camping has always been, "Be respectful of the campground and other... More
The campground is now run by Pisgah Hospitality Partners instead of The Cradle of Forestry. When we camped there we noticed an improvement. Our motto for camping has always been, "Be respectful of the campground and other campers." If there are rules that need to be obeyed to make the campground pleasant and safe for everyone, that's GREAT! The new organization seems to encourage their hosts to be respectful and nice to campers so that they will want to come back and not leave negative reviews on TripAdvisor. Good move!
We have experienced both the good and the bad at Lake Powhatan. I guess it depends upon when you stay. A few years ago one of the hosts fixed my car for me! He was awesome. Then, on our last visit one of the hosts had us... More
We have experienced both the good and the bad at Lake Powhatan. I guess it depends upon when you stay. A few years ago one of the hosts fixed my car for me! He was awesome. Then, on our last visit one of the hosts had us move our tent twice and finally insisted we pitch it on the asphalt. Since the installation of full hookups in the lakeside loop and some in the big John loop the campground has become a bit exclusive. Those sites cater to the big rigs and and I think the hosts are trying to discourage tents in those sites. I wish that recreation.gov would just post a statement saying "RVs Only" for those sites. We are seniors ourselves and prefer the loop with the big rigs (mostly seniors) because it's usually quieter than some of the other loops. We have a tiny pop up and appreciate the electric and water connections. Unfortunately, we attempted to bring along our grandchildren!! They were the ones in the tent.