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part ofNational Forests in North Carolina, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates


Wash Creek Horse Camp is a small group area designed for equestrian use located two miles northeast of the North Mills River Recreation Area and Bent Creek of the Pisgah Ranger District.

Natural Features:

Wash Creek offers a remote hardwood forest setting with a small, shallow stream nearby.


As part of the Pisgah National Forest, a network of equestrian trails are available in the North Mills River, Trace Ridge and Wash Creek areas and are easily accessible with space for several horse trailers. Hiking, fishing and hunting are popular activities in the area. Some of these trails are shared by mountain bikers. Routes are marked with signs and colored blazes.


The campground has one site and a vault toilet and hitching posts for horses. This small group facility can accommodate 30 people and 10 vehicles.

Nearby Attractions:

The site is 20 minutes from the North Mills River Recreation Area and 45 minutes from Lake Powhatan Recreation Area. It is approximately 1 hour from attractions in both Brevard and Asheville.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Group Camping
  • Pets Allowed
  • Vault Toilet
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Access to the site is via a narrow gravel road.
  • Please contact the Pisgah Ranger Station at 828-877-3265, and ask for Sherrie or Belinda, for the combination to the gate lock; the day prior to reservation.
    • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    35.42611, -82.66556
    35°25'34"N, 82°39'56"W

    From exit 40 on Interstate 26 take travel west on Hwy 280 (passing the Asheville Airport and going towards Brevard). Go six miles to light and turn right on North Mills River Road. Go six miles and just before entering the North Mills River Campground, turn right on Forest Service (gravel) Road #5000. Proceed two miles to site on right.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    1600 Pisgah Highway
    Pisgah Forest  NC  28768

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (828)877-3265
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