About Kuykendall Group Camp
Large groups enjoy this cozy mountain campground in the Pisgah National Forest of western North Carolina. Ample opportunities for recreation exist in the area, including hiking, picnicking, scenic driving, swimming, fishing, mountain biking and more. Natural Features: Kuykendall Group Camp is just 4 miles from the town of Brevard and about an hour from the city of Asheville. The site is located in the Appalachian Mountains at an elevation of 2,600 feet. The surrounding national forest boasts mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls and slopes thickly forested with hardwoods. The group camping area is adjacent to Kuykendall Creek. Visitors should note that creek crossing is required on the road leading to the campground. Heavy rains may temporarily make crossing difficult; a four-wheel drive or high clearance vehicle is recommended. Recreation: This is a great place for campers to simply relax in the woods and listen to the sound of the creek. Visitors can also explore the areas numerous hiking trails, check out crystal clear waterfalls or fish for trout in the creek and a nearby lake. Facilities: Kuykendall Group Camp has a shaded camping area for tents and RVs. The site is equipped with picnic tables, vault toilets, lantern posts, campfire rings with grills and drinking water. Nearby Attractions: The city of Asheville is about an hour away and offers numerous cultural attractions, art galleries, shops and restaurants. The quaint mountain community of Brevard is also nearby and has various amenities and services. ACTIVITIES Biking: Mountain Biking Fishing Hiking Water Sports: Tubing Swimming Site
USDA Forest Service
Kuykendall Group Camp is located in North Carolina
From Asheville, take State Highway 280 south to Brevard. At the junction of U.S. Highway 276/64/280, follow Highway 64 west through Brevard to Cathys Creek Road/Forest Road 471. Take a right and go 1.25 miles to campground entrance.
1 Review of Kuykendall Group Camp
First to Review
Large clearing in the forest for setting up tents or trailers. There is a short creek crossing: 4-WD or high clearance is suggested, but several in our group made it across in minivans & sedans (water was low). Large fire ring between 4 picnic tables, 2 composting toilets, 1 bear box, & a hand-cranked well pump. Trail from near privy goes to small waterfall & pool upstream of camp.
Even after setting tents up for 40 people, we still had plenty of room for kids to play soccer, etc. in the field between. Watch out for ruts & valleys in the field. I’d suggest camping on the upper hill for least amount of rain run off, or along the treeline near the water pump for morning shade. Easy access to other trails & waterfalls in the area. We immediately reserved for next year!