Standard (tent/RV)
Dispersed
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Curtis Creek Campground

RV and tent camping, campground host on site.

Price
$10.00
Operator
USDA Forest Service
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Features
ADA Accessible
No Alchohol
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Location
Curtis Creek Campground is located in North Carolina
Latitude
35.6901 N
Longitude
-82.1967 W
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Directions
From I-40, take Exit 73 towards Old Fort. Take Catawba Ave. north 0.5 miles to US-70E/E Main St. Turn right on US-70E and go 1.8 miles to Curtis Creek Rd. (Curtis Creek Campground sign). Turn left on Curtis Creek Rd. and drive 4 miles to campground.
9 Reviews of Curtis Creek Campground
Peace in Pisgah

This campground was a great quiet spot for $10 a night! The camp host was awesome. There are under 20 campsites here and some are walk-ins by the river. There is a rolling cart to cart your stuff into your site. They have bear trash cans and you need to keep your food in your car or the bears will get your food! The sites are beautiful and can fit a tent or two although there is not much seclusion between sites. I wish we had spent more than one night in site #10. It was amazing!

Small and quiet

We decided to try this campground since it was halfway from home and we never stay near Asheville since it is so close. Since it was the day of, all sites were first come, first serve.

The road up to the mountain was gravel but our Jeep did just fine and we saw smaller cars at the campground so even though the road might seem sketchy I think most cars can make it.

The campsites aren’t very private but you also have plenty of space at each one where you aren’t on top of one another. They have primitive sites by the river that are very nice and a wheelbarrow is provided to walk your belongings to your campsite with ease. Dispersed camp sites are available as well on the way up to the campground.

There’s a bathroom (one women and one men) but no showers. There is a water faucet near the bathrooms for water. Both bathrooms were very clean and smelled nice.

The campground host is very nice and welcoming. He walked up to me as I was filling out the envelope with site details since it was first come first serve and we didn’t make a reservation online.

We stayed in site 11 which was wooded on one side. There was only one other group in a site across the way and campers in 2 primitive camping spots so we still felt secluded even though the campsites are pretty open.

There’s no electricity or sewer at any of the sites and I didn’t see a sanitation dump either. Sites are too small for campers anyway but are nice and flat if you have a pop up or teardrop trailer. Each site has its own designated picnic table and fire pit.

We had our 4 person tent and 2 person tent on the tent pad and it fit fine. It was very quiet and ended the day with a nice fire in the fire pit while listening to the creek nearby.

Alcohol is prohibited and there’s no firewood sold at this campground so make sure you get some at the grocery store (Frisby’s) 2 miles down the road before heading up the mountain to the campground.

I didn’t have any cell reception going up the mountain or at the campground but In town it was fine (Verizon)

Two different experiences

The first time we stayed at Curtis Creek Campground, we had a great overall experience. We have a Jeep with a rooftop tent, and our friends have a pop-up camper. We shared site 11, and that was really the only site we would consider at this campground as the sites were close together and have no privacy between sites. We parked our jeep on the tent pad, and the pop-up between the jeep and site 10. That way, we had privacy as we were at the end of the loop where one side was wooded. The sites come with a nice fire pit and picnic table, there is water available and the pit toilets were immaculate on that visit. There is good access to Curtis Creek for fishing or hanging out, and the little bit of traffic on the adjacent road was not obtrusive. We liked it so much we returned a second weekend. We gave it a 5 star rating as a group for that site and our experience.

The camp hosts had changed between our first and second visits, and the second time it wasn't quite as pleasant. The amenities had not changed, but the cleanliness of the pit toilets had. They were not filthy, but were not being maintained as well as previously. There was a foul odor that would frequently come from the vents for the pit toilet, making it unpleasant to be at our campsite. I don't know if we were just down wind and it was at the end of its cycle and needing maintenance, but it changed our mind on coming back again as sewer odors just didn't mix with our camp dinners well. We gave it a 3 for that weekend.

It is a small campground, with good parking and RV sites. The road going in was rutted the first time, but had been graded by the time we went the second time - there were a couple of one lane bridges and a turn or two that might be tight for a large RV. Make sure you bring firewood, there is none sold at the site and we couldn't find any to purchase in Old Fort, we had to go to a larger town in order to find some. Overall, it is a good site but not quite our style if we weren't camping with friends as we would have felt like there was no privacy.

Good access to Mount Mitchell

Primitive

Nice place

We live near here and decided to give the dispersed camping area a try. We wanted to take our dogs camping to see how they would do and the dispersed camping area was perfect! These sItes are free on a first come, fIrst serve basis. Large, flat tent pad, and a big fire pit. Right next to the creek. Beautiful area. No bath house for the dispersed area, but I doubt the campground would deny you if you dropped by. The dispersed sites are more secluded. The paid camp sites appear to be very well kept. No cell service.

Peaceful and pleasant

The road to get to the campground made me nervous, but once there, I could have stayed for weeks! The creek is right beside the campsites, and easily accessed by steps. The host was very helpful and nice. Everything was clean and well-maintained. There is no cell signal for 15 or so minutes, either direction, so know your routes before leaving Old Fort. My children loved it!

Peaceful and pleasant

The road to get to the campground made me nervous, but once there, I could have stayed for weeks! The creek is right beside the campsites, and easily accessed by steps. The host was very helpful and nice. Everything was clean and well-maintained. There is no cell signal for 15 or so minutes, either direction, so know your routes before leaving Old Fort. My children loved it!

Peaceful and pleasant

The road to get to the campground made me nervous, but once there, I could have stayed for weeks! The creek is right beside the campsites, and easily accessed by steps. The host was very helpful and nice. Everything was clean and well-maintained. There is no cell signal for 15 or so minutes, either direction, so know your routes before leaving Old Fort. My children loved it!

First to Review
great for families

We visited Curtis Creek in 2016 and we still remember it as one of our favorites. Our young kids (4 at the time) enjoyed playing in the boulder-strewn creek just off the main campsite. The main campsite was drive-in with plenty of shade, but the sites were all right next to each other with minimal privacy. Vault toilets in the center were clean and not smelly. The camp hosts provided information about near-by hikes and we were able to complete an out-and-back with the kids with minimal whining. We enjoyed a pond on the hike with lots of insects and crayfish. The campsite had drinking water but no firewood, so come prepared. There were wineberry thickets all over during our stay, yummy! The campsites in the open field had lots of room, but little shade and looked hot mid-day.