National Forests in North Carolina
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.
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.
Absolutely no access to the site is allowed in advance of stated arrival date.
Maximum occupancy for this site is 25 people and 10 vehicles.
Fires may only be burned within established fire ring(s). DO NOT burn any construction refuse material or other material known to contain metal objects such as nails, screws, etc. Pallets are not allowed!
Bring your own trash bags and pack out your trash. Campsites found in unsatisfactory condition following check-out may be subject to future restrictions to Adventure Pisgah managed facilities.
This campground is managed by Adventure Pisgah.
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.
Campfires must be fully extinguished before departure.
Wash Creek offers a remote hardwood forest setting with a small, shallow stream nearby.
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.
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.
1600 Pisgah Highway Pisgah Forest NC 28768
For campground inquiries, please call: (828) 552-8040
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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.