Lake Powhatan


4.75 out of 5
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Campground Description

Lifeguard and interpretive programs in season.
Contact: US Forest Service (
Posted by: Jeff Barber on January 4, 2007
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    Campground Activities

    Swimming, fishing, hiking.

    Campground Amenities

    Dump station, picnic area, restrooms, showers, drinking water.

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    Reviews of Lake Powhatan

    Reviewed by klowe8828 on October 10, 2012

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    great campground, large spots...the shower house is very nice and refreshing after a solid day of biking bent creek. Though the campground was packed, the place was very quiet and the staff was very friendly. Stayed on Big John loop, and I think next go around we will hit the lower loops that are closer to where the camp ground connector trail puts you out at coming out of bent creek.
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    Reviewed by gibbs on October 29, 2011

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    Large sites. What a campground should be. .
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    Reviewed by Jeff Barber on October 25, 2011

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    Convenient location not too far off I-40 and close to restaurants, grocery, etc. Even so, the campground feels hundreds of miles away from everything!

    Campsites are well separated and feel secluded. Even though the CG was full the weekend we camped, it was quiet all day and night. Showers are flush toilets are a nice feature and there's even firewood for sale at the campground entrance.

    The Bent Creek trails are incredible for mountain biking and even hiking. Fall colors were gorgeous and we enjoyed spending time beside the small lake. Note: there is a swimming beach but no boats are allowed on the lake (not even canoes).
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    Reviewed by Guest on August 6, 2007

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    Just outside Asheville (literally 20 minutes,) this is a surprisingly nice campground. The campsites are medium sized and fairly private, bathrooms ample, but sometimes wet. Very nice setting with small swimming and fishing lake,beautiful mountain views and lots and lots of trails along a sweet little creek. Gets a lot of day use from hikers and bikers, but in spite of that is still clean and quiet. Not much programming or service from the many campground hosts who mainly seem to chat by the front gate. So close to stores and shopping, you can get Chinese or Mexican take-out for dinner, and we did. Great if you want to visit Asheville and just minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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    Lake Powhatan 4.75 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.

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