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About Davidson River Campground

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.

Natural Features:

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.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

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.

Nearby Attractions:

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.

ACTIVITIES

Interpretive Programs: Educational Programs

Fishing

Hiking

Water Sports: Tubing

Day Use Area: Amphitheater

Swimming Site

Sites
133
Operator
National Park Service
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Davidson River Campground is located in North Carolina
Latitude
35.2828 N
Longitude
-82.7214 W
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Directions
From Asheville, North Carolina, take I-40 West to I-26 East to Exit 40 (Airport Road/Asheville Regional Airport), onto State Highway 280. Continue south 15.5 miles on 280 to Pisgah National Forest. Turn right at the intersection of Highway 280/64/276. Go north on 276 for 1 mile. Follow signs to the campground. From Spartanburg, South Carolina, take I-26 West to Exit 40 (Airport Road/Asheville Regional Airport), onto State Highway 280. Continue south 15.5 miles on 280 to Pisgah National Forest. Turn right at the intersection of Highway 280/64/276. Go north on 276 for 1 mile. Follow signs to the campground. From Charlotte, North Carolina, take I-85 South to Gastonia and exit at U.S. Highway 74 West. Merge with I-26 West to Exit 40 (Airport Road/Asheville Regional Airport), onto State Highway 280. Continue south 15.5 miles on 280 to Pisgah National Forest. Turn right at the intersection of Highway 280/64/276. Go north on 276 for 1 mile. Follow signs to the campground.
40 Reviews of Davidson River Campground
Nicely situated between lots of good outdoor activities

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.

First to Review
Fun at Davidson River

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.

Beautiful and convenient!

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!

Beautiful tranquility on the river. Fun for family. Dog friendly

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.

Davidson

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.

Beautiful, wooded campsites next to the river

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.

Large, private sites in the heart of Pisgah!

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!

Lots of options, close to falls

Many sites available. Close to falls. Tucked away next to the river. Nice community feel

Davidson River

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.

Location location location!

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