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About Cove Creek Upper Group Camp

Cove Creek Upper Group Camp is one of two group campsites nestled along Cove Creek in the lush forests of the Appalachian Mountains. The facility can accommodate large groups of up to 60 people and offers year-round opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, fishing and picnicking in one of the most scenic areas in the state. Natural Features: The campground lies in Pisgah National Forest. The surrounding land boasts mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls and slopes thickly forested with hardwoods. The group camping area is adjacent to both Cove Creek and the beautiful Davidson River. Visitors should note that two creek crossings are required on the road leading to the upper group camp. Heavy rains may temporarily make crossing impossible; a four-wheel drive or high clearance vehicle is recommended. Recreation: Campers can easily relax with a book or deck of cards in the shaded camping area, or seek out activities close by. The area is a hub for numerous hiking, backpacking and mountain biking trails, some of which can be accessed from the campground. Hikers can follow a trail along the creek that leads to a scenic waterfall. Great trout fishing is also available in the creek and river. For visitors wishing to learn more about the area, interpretive programs may be available upon request. Facilities: The Upper Group Camp site can accommodate up to 60 people at a time. The facility is shaded with plenty of room for tents and RVs. It is equipped with picnic tables, vault toilets, grills, campfire rings and drinking water. Nearby Attractions: The city of Asheville, North Carolina, is about an hour away and offers numerous cultural attractions, art galleries, shops and restaurants. ACTIVITIES Biking: Mountain Biking Interpretive Programs: Educational Programs Fishing Hiking

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Cove Creek Upper Group Camp is located in North Carolina
35.2997 N
-82.8164 W
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From the Asheville airport, take Highway 280 west to the U.S. Highway 64/280/276 intersection at Pisgah National Forest. Turn north onto U.S. Highway 276. Go 4.5 miles to Forest Road 475A and turn left. Travel on 475A for 3 miles to the campground on the right.
2 Reviews of Cove Creek Upper Group Camp
Nice & open

The campground is very spacious great for viewing stars. There are toilets, picnic areas, waterfalls, rock walls, trails and swimming holes. Nice little get away

First to Review

We had a bit of rain but the hardwoods shielded us from most of it. Awesome hiking and waterfalls.