Davidson River Recreation Area offers camping and outdoor activities for the whole family whose looking for camping near Charlotte. Davidson River Campground boasts several loops of shaded campsites, as well as access to hiking trails, fishing spots, waterfalls and several nearby attractions within Pisgah National Forest. It lies just four miles west of the town of Brevard and less than an hour from the city of Asheville. The facility is open year-round.
The campground is located in Pisgah National Forest at an elevation of 2,150 feet. The surrounding land boasts mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls and slopes thickly forested with hardwoods and conifers. The group camping area is adjacent to the beautiful Davidson River.
The forest is known for its hiking trails, several of which are near the campground. Hikers can challenge themselves with the 12.3-mile Art Loeb Trail, the 3.7-mile North Slope Trail or a 1.5-mile walking trail.
The Davidson River offers excellent trout fishing, plus tubing and swimming, which are kid-friendly favorite activities. Visitors wishing to learn more about the area can attend educational programs in summer and fall.
Campsites are organized into eight loops and some are adjacent to the water. Sites are mostly shaded and equipped with picnic tables, tent pads, lantern posts and campfire rings with grills. The facility also provides hot showers and restrooms with flush toilets in each loop. Campers can purchase ice and firewood on-site and rent bikes nearby.
Several natural and cultural attractions are within close proximity to the campground. Sliding Rock, Looking Glass Falls and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway are among the more popular sites. The small town of Brevard offers various amenities and services, and visitors can take a trip to Asheville to visit art galleries, shops and restaurants.
Interpretive Programs: Educational Programs
Water Sports: Tubing
Day Use Area: Amphitheater
This is a good campground if you are trying to enjoy the Pisgah National Forest. This area has become over run with tourists and the "free" campsites have mostly been comandeered by squatters who rotate from site to site every 14 days. The campground has a great river to swim in and is close to Brevard and Asheville but reservations are recommended. This place is packed most all of the summer now so you don't want to show up without a spot.
Campsites are shaded and roomy. It is within 2 miles of stores in the Brevard Area. Wood is available at the campground. There is a parking place for cell phone reception but not good reception, This is a bear habitat. There are showers and bathrooms. Reservations are good to have as it fills up quickly. It is very well kept. Fishing, swimming and tubing.
Right on the river and on a rec path and bike trail. Restaurants and shops nearby. It rained every afternoon but you just have to plan for it. Great sites with trees and plenary of room. Lots of bath houses. Very few sites have electricity and you need to make sure you are in an area you can use your generator during the day ( if that applies).
white squirrels are famous here!
Bevard is home to 100 waterfalls! Some are roadside and others are a short hike away. Absolutely gorgeous!
Davidson River was our first excursion with Ilsa @ilsasadventures. She was just a pup. The grounds were well maintained. Families enjoyed the river with a swimming hole & tubing close by. Love the waterfalls within short distance drive. Brevard, and Asheville not too far away.
Campground is located on the river. Not as private as other campgrounds I've been to. There was an exercise trail between my site and the river that was heavily used. Definitely fills up with families on the weekend. Location in Transylvania County is great because of the proximity to a ton of waterfalls.
The sites in this campground are all wooded. There is a trail that runs adjacent to the river. So, you can't camp directly on the river. However, there are sites right next to the trail.
Great location!!! Close to downtown Asheville and so many waterfall hikes all around! Our site was large, wooded, private and on the river. The campsite hosts were very helpful and everyone was so friendly! Highly recommend this campground!
Many sites available. Close to falls. Tucked away next to the river. Nice community feel
What a beautiful and peaceful area. Amazing hiking, biking and what a gorgeous river! Brevard is close by and has great walking for restaurant, shops, coffee, etc.
Located right inside Pisgah National forest this campground is perfectly set for all adventures. If you’re looking to see the sights of the forest and take a drive the scenic parkway then youve come to the right campground
on the other hand if you’re thinking of riding the mtb trails you’re in luck. They start literally across the davidson river from the campground. Bike shops, coffe and supermarkets all within