Davidson River Campground is nestled just inside the Pisgah National Forest and only 3 miles away from the beautiful town of Brevard, NC. The campground runs along Davidson River, a great place for fishing, tubing, and swimming, and is considered one of the premier trout fishing spots in the southeast. From here you can hike the Art Loeb and North Slope Trails, and right across the street you’ll find all the information you need to recreate in the forest at the Pisgah Ranger Station.  Eclectic Asheville, NC is only 45 minutes away, while Charlotte and Atlanta are only a few hours from this incredible spot. Be sure to check out our other campgrounds at North Mills River and Lake Powhatan. 

Camping in NC ensures you’ll have an amazing vacation!

Winter Camping

Davidson River is operating under winter hours and policies from November 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. The gatehouse is closed. Refer to the instructions below (also posted at the gatehouse) for walk-in camping fees. If you have a reservation, please retrieve a check-in packet from the gatehouse and then proceed to your campsite. A campground host will come by to check-in with you.  To contact winter staff directly, email davidsonriver@pisgahcampgrounds.com.

 Winter Fee Payment Instructions:

1) Occupy your campsite, note the number, and return to the gatehouse within 30 minutes. A “Reserved” sign will be displayed on the campsite post if another party has already reserved the site.

2) Fill out the envelope, and enclose the fee.

3) Detach the stub from the envelope, and display it on your dashboard or the campsite post.

4) Deposit the envelope in the fee tube.

5) Enjoy your stay, and thank you for visiting your National Forest.

Winter Facilities

  • November 1 - March 31

  • Gatehouse is closed

  • 44 Campsites for both tents and RV’s

  • Sycamore, Appletree and Dogwood loops open

  • Picnic tables, tent pads, fire rings & lantern poles

  • Hot showers and flush toilets

  • Firewood and ice available on site

  • Dump Station

In-Season Facilities

  • April 1st - October 31st

  • Weekend family programs run Memorial Day - Halloween

  • 144 campsites for both tents and RV's - most of which are well shaded

  • Picnic tables, tent pads, fire rings & lantern poles

  • Hot showers and flush toilets

  • Several campground loops with river access

  • Firewood and ice available on site

  • Dump Station

Safety in bear country begins before you stay in the campground or hit the trail.  Here are a few tips!

*Federal Interagency Senior/Access discounts only apply to single standard site rate. Does not apply to any other items or services. Card holder must be present on site to use discount.

Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted at this facility.

Camping Fees

  • Single Campsite: $22.00 (Maximum Occupancy: 8 persons, 2 cars)

    • w/ Electric Hookup: +$6.00/day

    • w/ Full Hookup: +9.00/day

  • Double Campsite: $44.00 (Maximum Occupancy: 16 persons, 4 cars)

    • w/ Electric Hookup: +$6.00/day

    • w/ Full Hookup: +9.00/day

Additional Facility Fees:

  • 3rd Vehicle: $5.00/day (park in overflow)

  • Showers: $5.00/person (non-registered campers)

  • Firewood: $6

  • Ice: $3

  • Fire Starter: $1


Things to Do

  • Pisgah Ranger Station and Visitors Center/Gift Shop
  • Sliding Rock
  • Hiking and Biking Trails including Estatoe, Exercise, North Slope and Andy Cove
  • Art Loeb Trail
  • Fishing with Davidson River Outfitters
  • Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and Fish Hatchery
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Brevard Music Center


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Call: 1-877-444-6777

1 Davidson River Circle
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

GPS: 35°16’58.06″N, 82°43’16.92″W

Elevation: 2,150 FEET