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Davidson River Campground is a popular camping destination located in the Pisgah National Forest of North Carolina. It is renowned for its beautiful scenery and proximity to outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and mountain biking. The campground provides various facilities for campers to enjoy a comfortable stay amidst nature.

Location and Access

The campground is situated just a few miles from Brevard, North Carolina, and is easily accessible by car. It lies alongside the Davidson River, offering pleasant river views and sounds for campers. The access to the campground is typically via the Pisgah Highway (US 276), which runs through the forest.

Facilities and Amenities

  • Sites: The campground features numerous sites with different levels of amenities suitable for tent camping, RVs, and trailers. Some sites have full hookups, while others might have only basic facilities.
  • Restrooms: There are restrooms with flush toilets and showers available for campers' convenience.
  • Picnic Areas: Each campsite typically includes a picnic table and a fire ring or grill, allowing for picnicking and campfires.
  • Potable Water: Drinking water is available throughout the campground.
  • Accessibility: Some facilities and campsites are designed to be accessible to those with disabilities.


  • Fishing: The Davidson River is a popular spot for trout fishing, offering both wild and stocked trout.
  • Hiking: There are many trails nearby, including easy to challenging hikes. One of the prominent trails is the Art Loeb Trailhead, located near the campground.
  • Swimming: The river allows for swimming in designated areas, especially refreshing during hot summer days.
  • Biking: Mountain biking is a common activity, with trails suitable for various skill levels located nearby.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The Pisgah National Forest is home to a variety of wildlife, making it an excellent place for nature enthusiasts.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations: It is highly recommended to make reservations in advance, as Davidson River Campground is very popular, especially during peak seasons. Reservations can usually be made online or by phone.
  • Fees: There is a nightly fee for camping which varies depending on the type of site chosen. There may be additional costs for extra vehicles or services.


  • Campfire: Regulations concerning campfires can vary with the season and weather conditions; it's important to check the current fire policy.
  • Pets: Pets are typically allowed but must be kept on a leash and attended to at all times. There may be restrictions in certain areas.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol policies may vary, but in general, responsible consumption is expected, and some areas might be alcohol-free zones.
  • Quiet Hours: To ensure a peaceful experience for all campers, quiet hours are usually enforced from late evening until morning.

Tips for Visitors

  • Prepare for Weather: Weather can be unpredictable, so come prepared with appropriate gear for rain, cold, and hot conditions.
  • Wildlife Safety: Store food securely and be mindful of the local wildlife to avoid attracting animals to your campsite.
  • Leave No Trace: Follow Leave No Trace principles by keeping the campground clean, disposing of waste properly, and respecting the natural environment.
  • Check Conditions: Before you go, check the current conditions of the campground and surrounding areas, including any alerts or closures.
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