Camping

Firewood Regulations: Beginning May 1, 2017, only heat-treated firewood that is bundled and certified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or a state department of agriculture may be brought onto the Parkway. Campers may also collect dead and down wood found in the immediate vicinity of campgrounds and picnic areas.

Certified heat-treated firewood is packaged and clearly marked with a state or federal seal. Heat-treated wood is available from a growing list of private businesses in communities around the Parkway. Concessioners at Peaks of Otter and Mount Pisgah, as well as most visitor centers near campgrounds, already provide heat-treated wood for sale during their operating season (typically May-November). Visit
firewoodscout.org for a map of local stores and businesses that sell certified firewood. Additional information about this regulation.

Developed Campgrounds

The Parkway's eight campgrounds are open from May through late October, weather permitting. Current schedule of campground seasonal dates. All campgrounds have potable water, comfort stations with flush toilets and sinks, and a dump station for recreational vehicles. Showers are available only at Mount Pisgah Campground. Each camp site includes a picnic table and fire ring.

Camping is permitted only in designated campsites. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis at a fee of $16 per night. In addition, advance reservations can be made for all campgrounds except Crabtree Falls. The fee for campsites reserved in advance in $19 per night. Reservations can be made up to six months in advance by visiting www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777. Reservations are not accepted for the final week of the season to accommodate possible early closing due to inclement weather.

Please follow all campground regulations.

 
Campground Milepost

Tent
Sites

RV
Sites

Wheelchair
Access
Sites

Activities Showers

Otter Creek

Map

Reservations

60.8 45 24 1
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Visitor Center
  • Ranger Programs
No

Peaks of Otter

Map

Reservations

85.9 86 58 1
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Visitor Center
  • Ranger Programs
No

Rocky Knob

Map

Reservations

167.1 81 28 0
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Visitor Center
  • Ranger Programs
No

Doughton Park

Map

Reservations

239.2 110 25 2
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
No

Julian Price

Map

Reservations

297.0 119 78 5
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Ranger Programs
No

Linville Falls

Map

Reservations

316.4 50 20 2
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Visitor Center
  • Ranger Programs
No

Crabtree Falls

Map

339.5 70 22 4
  • Hiking
  • Ranger Programs
No

Mount Pisgah

Map

Reservations

408.8 64 62 3
  • Hiking
  • Ranger Programs
Yes
 

Backcountry Campgrounds

The Parkway has three backcountry campgrounds. Backcountry camping is permitted only at
designated sites. A permit is required for backcountry camping.

  • Rock Castle Gorge near Rocky Knob (MP 167.1)
  • Basin Cove near Doughton Park (MP 239.2)
  • Johns River Road near Julian Price Park (MP 296.9)

Group Camping

Group Camping is available through reservation only at Linville Falls Campground. Reservations
can be made online at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777. Limit of 20 people per site. Rate:$33 per night.

 

Hiking Trails Near Campgrounds

 
Area Trails
Otter Creek Trail of Trees, Otter Creek, Otter Lake Loop, James River Canal
Peaks of Otter Sharp Top, Elk Run, Harkening Hill, Johnson Farm
Rocky Knob Rock Castle Gorge, Black Ridge, Rocky Knob Picnic Area, Round Meadow Creek
Doughton Park Bluff Mountain, Fodder Stack
Julian Price Green Knob, Boone Fork, Price Lake, Gwyn Memorial, Tanawha
Linville Falls Flat Rock, Camp Creek, River Bend, Duggers Creek, Linville River Bridge
Crabtree Falls Crabtree Falls Loop Trail
Mount Pisgah Buck Spring, Mount Pisgah, Picnic Area Loop, Frying Pan Mountain

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone:

(828) 348-3400
This number is the main park headquarters line. A recorded park information line at (828)298-0398 has the most updated information on facilities schedules, bloom and leaf information.

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