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Lake Powhatan Recreation Area & Campground

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Nice campground!

Beware of the unlevel sites. We saw some rv’s leave because they couldn’t get level. Camped in a... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2019
Gina A
Dallas, Texas
Wonderful Glamping Experience

Lake Powhatan is an absolutely beautiful, clean, quiet campground. I generally camp 20-25 nights a... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2019
Hartford, Connecticut
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375 Wesley Branch Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-9311
+1 828-670-5627
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place , rude people . Someone needs to clean house and, oh I don’t know ... hire someone nice to work the front gate.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank foodiemadryguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I camp here a couple of times a year and the campground is lovely, but the rude managing hosts completely ruin the overall experience. Literally every time I’ve been here they have been rude! They are also so intrusive they come lurking around continuously. The...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2019

Tried to go tent camping here, knew several weeks in advance we were trying to go here, however, they do not take reservations for tent sites. All the tent sites are walk-up, first available. So, I called the day before our trip to find out...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank scubasteve276
Reviewed June 19, 2019

Lake Powhatan is an absolutely beautiful, clean, quiet campground. I generally camp 20-25 nights a year and this is one of the nicest campgrounds I’ve stayed in. I’d flown in from CT and wasn’t able to bring my camping gear for this trip, so I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 15, 2019

My husband and I have stayed at this campground many times. Started out 13 years ago with just he and I; now we take our 3 and 5 year old little girls. Going back again over this July 4th. We've tent camped every time and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank KristineSmith843
Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

So we went to asheville hoping to have a nice glamping experience. We check in at the gate and go to our glamping "yurt" site. The women at the gate said a greeter would be there shortly to give us our wood and ice. Once...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Brittney X
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Lake Powhatan is a National Forest Service campground, very scenic and surprisingly well maintained. Beautiful flat gravel sites, each differently shaped, all wooded and much more private than at most campgrounds. The sites are raked after checkout and there is NO litter. Plenty of trails...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Susan D
Reviewed May 16, 2019

Tried to call and ask questions about making a reservation. The lady I spoke with was not helpful and understanding. I can tell she was in a hurry to get me off the phone. Not helpful at all, left me wanting to get off the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank superpadapass
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Beware of the unlevel sites. We saw some rv’s leave because they couldn’t get level. Camped in a 35” motorhome. We are self-contained so cannot comment on restrooms/shower facilities. Stayed in site #55. Full HU Pros- - Sites spacious and hidden from each other via...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Gina A
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

What a great lil campground. It is so peaceful here! We have been driving all day and this campground popped up when I searched a place to stay. I am so glad it did and will remember this place for a future longer visit. Very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Duane B
July 2, 2019|
Response from scubasteve276 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, plenty of hiking trails to take the pets on. However, they are not allowed on the beach part of the lake. There is some shady picnic tables we took turns sitting at with our dog while the kids played on the beach.
April 23, 2019|
Response from Tuxtails | Reviewed this property |
Their In-season dates are April 1 to October 31. You can call them at 828-670-5627 or 877-444-6777. we had to call them about gate times and they were very friendly and helpful. Namaste'