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WHITE PINE SOUTH GROUP CAMP, NC

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

Overview

White Pine South Group Camp is one of two group campsites nestled along Avery Creek in the lush forests of the Appalachian Mountains. The facility provides tent camping year-round and can accommodate families, scout troops and other groups of up to 25 people.

Visitors have access to a number of recreation opportunities, including hiking, swimming, mountain biking, fishing and picnicking, in one of the most scenic areas in the state.

Natural Features:

The campground lies in Pisgah National Forest at an elevation of 2,600 feet. The surrounding land boasts mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls and slopes thickly forested with hardwoods. The group camping area is adjacent to Avery Creek and near the beautiful Davidson River.

Recreation:

The forest is known for its hiking and mountain biking trails, several of which are close to the campground. Avery Creek and the Davidson River offer great trout fishing. For visitors wishing to learn more about the area, interpretive programs may be available upon request.

Facilities:

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 small town of Brevard is also nearby and has various amenities and services.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Lantern Posts
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Tubing
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • This is a walk-in, tent-only facility; parking lot is provided
  • Gate will remain locked and customer is responsible for lock, including replacement if lost or damaged
  • Campers needing special assistance must call 828-862-5960 within 5 days of arrival
  • Please bring garbage bags; visitors must remove their own trash
  • Campfires are only permitted in designated fire rings.
  • This facility is open year-round
  • 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! 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):
35.29194, -82.73861
35°17'31"N, 82°44'19"W

From the Asheville airport, take Highway 280 south to Brevard. Turn right on U.S. Highway 276. Go 1.75 miles to Forest Road 477 and turn right. Go 0.75-mile to the parking area on the right side of the road. Walk across the bridge to the campground entrance road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WHITE PINE SOUTH GROUP CAMP
1 DAVIDSON RIVER CIRCLE
PISGAH FOREST  NC  28768

Phone Number:

Project Office: (828)862-5960
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