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KUYKENDALL GROUP CAMP, NC

part ofNational Forests in North Carolina, US Forest Service
Photo: KUYKENDALL GROUP CAMP ENTRANCE
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Large groups enjoy this cozy mountain campground in the Pisgah National Forest of western North Carolina. Ample opportunities for recreation exist in the area, including hiking, picnicking, scenic driving, swimming, fishing, mountain biking and more.

Natural Features:

Kuykendall Group Camp is just 4 miles from the town of Brevard and about an hour from the city of Asheville. The site is located in the Appalachian Mountains at an elevation of 2,600 feet. The surrounding national forest boasts mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls and slopes thickly forested with hardwoods. The group camping area is adjacent to Kuykendall Creek.

Visitors should note that creek crossing is required on the road leading to the campground. Heavy rains may temporarily make crossing difficult; a four-wheel drive or high clearance vehicle is recommended.

Recreation:

This is a great place for campers to simply relax in the woods and listen to the sound of the creek. Visitors can also explore the area's numerous hiking trails, check out crystal clear waterfalls or fish for trout in the creek and a nearby lake.

Facilities:

Kuykendall Group Camp has a shaded camping area for tents and RVs. The site is equipped with picnic tables, vault toilets, lantern posts, campfire rings with grills and drinking water.

Nearby Attractions:

The city of Asheville is about an hour away and offers numerous cultural attractions, art galleries, shops and restaurants. The quaint mountain community of Brevard is also nearby and has various amenities and services.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Lantern Posts
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Tubing
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • Vehicles must cross a creek on the way to the facility; the creek rises during heavy rains; a high profile and/or 4x4 vehicle is recommended
  • The entrance gate must be kept closed at all times during your stay. It is the camper's option to keep the gate locked during their stay. Campers are responsible for the lock, including replacement if lost or damaged.
  • Call 828-862-5960 within 5 days of arrival to obtain gate code
  • The maximum number of people in this facility has changed. The occupancy is now 60.
  • Please bring garbage bags; visitors must remove their own trash
  • Campfires are only permitted in designated fire rings.
  • This campground is managed by the Cradle of Forestry In America Interpretive Association
  • Click here to learn more about the National Forests in North Carolina
  • Don't Move Firewood : Help protect our forests! Obtain your firewood near your destination to avoid the spread of pests. Using firewood from outside the area can threaten native trees and forests. Firewood from outside the area is not recommended as some states have quarantines in effect and firewood movement is illegal. Visit don'tmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.22, -82.77833
35°13'12"N, 82°46'42"W

From Asheville, take State Highway 280 south to Brevard. At the junction of U.S. Highway 276/64/280, follow Highway 64 west through Brevard to Cathy's Creek Road/Forest Road 471. Take a right and go 1.25 miles to campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

KUYKENDALL GROUP CAMP
1 DAVIDSON RIVER CIRCLE
PISGAH FOREST NC 28768

Phone Number:

Project Office:(828)862-5960
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