Cove Creek Lower Group Camp is one of two group campsites nestled along Cove Creek in the lush forests of the Appalachian Mountains in western North Carolina. The facility can accommodate large groups of up to 60 people and offers year-round opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, fishing and picnicking in one of the most scenic areas in the state.
The Lower Group Camp site can accommodate up to 60 guests at a time. The facility is shaded with plenty of room for tents and RVs. It is equipped with picnic tables, vault toilets, campfire rings and drinking water.
Please be advised, Hurricane Ian will likely continue to strengthen and North Carolina will likely see heavy rain and the potential for gusty winds, some flooding, and isolated tornadoes this week and into the weekend. Please plan accordingly, and be prepared for a potential site closure and reservation cancellation as the storm forecast continues to develop.
This campground is managed by Adventure Pisgah
Campfires are only permitted in designated fire rings. DO NOT burn any construction refuse materials or material known to have metal objects in it such as nails, screws, etc. Pallets are not allowed!
Campfires must be fully extinguished before departure.
The campground lies in Pisgah National Forest. The surrounding land boasts mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls and slopes thickly forested with hardwoods. The group camping area is adjacent to both Cove Creek and the beautiful Davidson River.
Visitors should note that creek crossing is required on the road leading to the campground. Heavy rains may temporarily make crossing impossible; a four-wheel drive or high clearance vehicle is recommended.
The city of Asheville, North Carolina, is about an hour away and offers numerous cultural attractions, art galleries, shops and restaurants.
Campers can easily relax with a book or deck of cards in the shaded camping area, or seek out activities close by. The area is a hub for numerous hiking, backpacking and mountain biking trails, some of which can be accessed from the campground. Hikers can follow a trail along the creek that leads to a scenic waterfall. Great trout fishing is also available in the creek and river.
For visitors wishing to learn more about the area, interpretive programs may be available upon request.
1 DAVIDSON RIVER CIRCLE PISGAH FOREST NC 28768
For campground inquiries, please call: (828) 552-8040
From the Asheville airport, take Highway 280 west to the U.S. Highway 64/280/276 intersection at Pisgah National Forest. Turn north onto U.S. Highway 276. Go 4.5 miles to Forest Road 475A and turn left. Travel on 475A for 3 miles to the campground on the right.