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Davidson River Campground

1 Davidson River Cir, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-8709
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95CUTigerAlum wrote a review Jun 2020
Piedmont, South Carolina80 contributions11 helpful votes
Apparently they have experienced a major root rot issue with the pines in the cg. At some areas, the trees were all cut down and very little clean up performed. It is particularly worse at the first loop in the right. While at your site, you’re staring at nothing but debris and downed trees. The hosts were all very nice. It’s a great location, close to Brevard. Unless your site is on the outermost edge closest to river, to get to the river you have to cut thru other people’s sites. It would be nice if they would make trails instead for accessing the river at various places.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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j p wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Our camping experiences at Davidson River date back for over thirty years and have all been remarkable......except for our most recent overnight stay on October 20th, 2019. We were harassed about vacating our camp site 20 minutes PRIOR to the actual check-out time, although we had been approved for a 1 to 2 hour late check-out on that very morning. We had reserved two nights for Saturday and Sunday (October 19th and 20th) but wound up only staying on the 20th because of rain on the 19th. Due to the fact we missed out on one night's stay and we wanted a little longer to enjoy our time there, I made a phone call to the front gate around 10 o'clock in the morning on the 21st - our check-out day - inquiring about check-out time and asking if there was anyway to have a late check-out. The lady that answered the phone told me that 12 noon was the actual check-out time but that she would ask the manager, who was there with her, about a late check-out. She returned to the phone and asked me how much longer I wanted to stay. I replied that an extra hour or hour and a half would be nice. I was told that would be fine but that if we stayed past 2 pm we would be charged for an extra day. Then, at 11:40 am, a lady and gentleman arrived to our camping site on a golf cart saying that check out time was in 20 minutes. (One of the hosts at the campground later told me that this lady's name was Rebecca and she was an assistant manager, but I cannot confirm this.) I replied to the lady on the golf cart that I had just talked to someone at the front gate earlier that morning and had been told we could have a late check out. The lady stated that she was the one I had spoken with earlier but that she thought I had "extenuating circumstances" - which I had NEVER stated and she never asked! The lady went on to say that we had 20 minutes to clear the camp site, while gesturing multiple times with her hands waving about toward our tent, which was still set up. I told her that as soon as my husband returned from the restroom we would begin to vacate our site. We checked out at 1:10 pm, within the time frame that was initially approved that morning. We did not see anyone waiting at the gate for check-in at that time. This was on a Monday and the campground was overflowing with vacant campsites. If we had been told that a late check-out was not possible, we would never have had this issue and we would have checked out promptly by 12 noon. However, to have been approved for a late check-out, then to be approached 20 minutes PRIOR to the normal check-out time, and in the manner the lady talked to me (rude), is disappointing and unacceptable in my opinion.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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4thtriplet wrote a review Oct 2019
Fort McCoy, Florida33 contributions4 helpful votes
Camped here 4 nights in a class c. Had electricity with tv reception, no internet. Surprised how many sites at this campground. Sites are very nice, all had table, fire pit, lamp pole and level. Plenty of bathrooms in each area. Nice path along river to swim area. Nice area to swim in river. Very nice hosts. Campground is very close to everything.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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kimmisk wrote a review Oct 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina384 contributions59 helpful votes
This is a beautiful campground with lovely sites, most of which are very large and private. There are lots of some sites that are pull-throughs, which are the least private sites. For the most peaceful and quiet sites, select sites near the rear of the park, opposite the river, since, unfortunately, the main highway running from Brevard to the BRP runs right along side of it, creating tons of traffic noise. We stayed in the White Oak loop, near the back corner and loved it. Could not hear the traffic, and close to the entrance. Make sure you bring trashbags; there are only dumpsters at the entrance to each loop, no individual cans around loop, which we like, actually! Bears are in the area so be aware of that. I would have given this park 5 stars except the shower and water in the ladies restroom was warm. Not fun taking a shower in 45 degree weather, in a restroom without heat, and right open to the outside ( no glass windows, just screen). I survived. Your kiddos will cry! 25 minutes from blue ridge parkway, lots of amazing hikes and waterfalls, super friendly hosts and rangers are other positives. These are also the reasons why this campground is (apparently) almost always packed on the weekends. We was full the 3rd weekend of October when we visited. Some of the photos are of the BRP.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Herb C wrote a review Sep 2019
Winterville, North Carolina27 contributions3 helpful votes
Camp ground is clean and safe. Bathroom/showers are plentiful. Hot water shower but water pressure low. Just take a longer shower. Swimming hole is cool and tubing is a must. Each site has fire ring. You can bring your own wood or purchase at local stores. Also bring your bikes.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Tents and RVs. lot of electric hook-up. Water fill and dump station on site
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Frequently Asked Questions about Davidson River Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Davidson River Campground?
Nearby attractions include The Hub and Backcountry Outdoors, featuring the Pisgah Tavern (0.7 miles) and Allison-Deaver House (0.6 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Davidson River Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sora, Hawg Wild Bar-B-Que Co, and El Chapala.
Is Davidson River Campground located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the center of Pisgah Forest.
Are pets allowed at Davidson River Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Davidson River Campground?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Allison-Deaver House (0.6 miles) and Transylvania County Courthouse (3.4 miles).