Nice and quiet campground. Hot Showers!!!
First of all, the location is awesome. You descend into the campground directly from the Blue Ridge Parkway, which provides for a beautiful drive to the site. All of the campsites provide plenty of privacy, and plenty of trees for hammock camping (if you’re in to that). We were able to fit three, two-person backpacking tents onto one tent pad, so space shouldn’t be much of an issue. Be aware that you cannot set up tents on the grass, which isn’t all that uncommon. There are plenty of first come, first serve spots available, but you should be there before 4:00 PM (sometimes earlier) if you’re hoping to snag one. I’d personally recommend reserving a spot on Reservation.Org to be safe. The rangers were friendly and helpful, and provided great suggestions for weekend activities. If you are meeting friends there and driving multiple cars, keep in mind that you can only have two vehicles at the site, but you can park any extras across the street at the Pisgah Inn (100 yards down the road). Plenty of things to do around the site including hiking Mt Pisgah, Frying Pan Lookout, and Black Balsam. Firewood is available across the street at the general store (parking lot of the Inn) until 8:00, which is convenient if you forget something (like I did). Kudos to you if you’ve read this far into this marathon review, but I would definitely camp here again.
Spacious sites arranged for privacy. Over 5000 ft in elevation which means cool nights in Summer. Shower in one bathroom. Trees all around for privacy. Drinking water located not far from any site. Been staying here for over 30 years and love the privacy and access to many hiking trails. Bears occasionally enter campground but I have never had trouble with the. Keep all food secure in bear box provided at each site. Rangers patrol often so have always felt secure.
This campground gives way to spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains. The campground was nicely separated giveing each site some privacy from the neighbors. Bear boxes are provided and the restrooms were super clean. In June the Laurel trees are blooming making each campsie alive with beauty. Our family lloved it here.
Great campground! Clean comfort stations and showers. It has the best views in the south with no signs of development. It may be one of the last few areas in the east where all you can see is trees and no development. There are great hiking trails near the campground. The frying pan trail to a US Forest service lookout tower is one of the best. You can also climb to the top of the tower for even better views. One of our favorite places!
The tent sites are small and right on top of each other but lots of bushes make you forget that. Beautiful country right off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
We stayed here on our way to hike a section of the AT. Great trails surrounding and leading up Mount Pisgah which is beautiful with seasonal streams. Great amenities in the campground.
Location is probably the best feature of this campground. Sites are decent sized and fairly private. Can get chilly since you're at higher elevation.
This is a great campground sits up on the mountain right on the Blue Ridge Parkway Plenty of trails to hike around it and close by . Has hot showers , clean restrooms .Fire pits , tables plenty of space , bear containers for your food. Though I've never seen a bear there !!It is across the road from Beautiful Pisgah Inn where you can get a great meal
Asheville, NC might just be one of the coolest cities in the Southeast. Craft beer and camping is the name of the gamer around there. Spent two weekends in the area, once during the July, 2015 and then again in October 2015. July was a day trip and got to jump off of Skinny Dip Falls (video). Then in October, we camped at a primitive site and spent the day Saturday on a brew hike in Asheville. Primitive site was great…once we found one. Took about a 1 hour drive around 7pm on Saturday to find an open lot. Get there early or prepare for quite the night time mountain drive. Other than that, it's a typical primitive site with access to trails and beautiful trees. Enjoy your time in the NC Mountains.