What We Offer:
- concrete slabs
- free WI FI (password protected)
- cable available (digital box required, available in office with deposit)
- riverfront sites
- bike path and greenway
- tent sites
- bath house
- nearby local attractions
- convenient interstate access
- Propane Filling Station now available - visit the Campground Office for details.
Wilson's is right on the French Broad River and is neighbors to "French Broad Outfitters,"-a company that rents kayaks, canoes, and tubes to take down the river. We wandered through Wilson's while renting from French Broad Outfitters and wished we had stayed here. If we had, we would've been at FBO every evening. They have a bar and outdoor games like corn hole, making it an awesome spot to chill with a beer and hang by the river.
Wilson's spots don't offer a ton of shade, but being by the river is a huge plus. The French Broad River Greenway, a shared bike path, runs right through the campground and is great for taking you to nearby places by bike, like Carrier Park or ClimbMax Climbing Gym.
We camped here in September. It is mainly an RV park, but the woman who owns it has 2 acres of open field along the river. There are no campsites, but we were welcome to pitch a tent wherever we liked. There was a small bathroom/shower facility very close and wifi accessible. I loved being near the water-- we went tubing straight from out campsite on Saturday! But its close to the highway and you can hear cars at night. Also, it got very crowded our second night and tents next to us did not observe any sort of "quiet hours".
Pros: -Camp right next to French Broad River (and you can rent tubes for a discount from SkyTubing b/c you stay at Wilson RV) -Less than 10min to downtown Asheville -In River Arts District
Cons: -$20 to camp in a field with no specific site… you could almost stay in an Airbnb for as cheap -Too many other people nearby who were noisy late when I was there -Woman in charge was overbearing, and I felt like she was watching me the entire -Not enough parking when campsites are full
Recommendation: Honestly, it wasn't worth $40 for two night and being that close to downtown. I would have rather camped for free (roadside camping in Pisgah national forest) or camped at Lake Powhatan a little farther away.