Mount Pisgah Campground

Asheville, North Carolina

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This is the highest campground on the entire Blue Ridge Parkway, at nearly 5,000 feet. And that is just the beginning of the superlatives here. Try secluded sites just for tent campers in a high-country forest, complete with stately spruce trees. How about nature trails circling the campground? Throw in some new hot showers added to the comfort stations. Add some fantastic views along the parkway, and you have a great tent-camping destination. The campground is wonderfully integrated into the mountain landscape of greater Mount Pisgah, specifically just below Flat Laurel Gap, amid the headwaters of Pisgah Creek and the 85-acre Flat Laurel bog, a rare high-country wetland where wind-sculpted birch and maple trees shade the campsites. Rhododendron and mountain laurel grow in dense thickets that offer plenty of privacy. Evergreens tower above all other vegetation. In this woodland, four different loops put like-minded campers together.
The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas

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The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

This is the highest campground on the entire Blue Ridge Parkway, at nearly 5,000 feet. And that is just the beginning of the superlatives here. Try secluded sites just for tent campers in a high-country forest, complete with stately spruce trees. How about nature trails circling the campground? Throw in some new hot showers added to the comfort stations. Add some fantastic views along the parkway, and you have a great tent-camping destination. The campground is wonderfully integrated into the mountain landscape of greater Mount Pisgah, specifically just below Flat Laurel Gap, amid the headwaters of Pisgah Creek and the 85-acre Flat Laurel bog, a rare high-country wetland where wind-sculpted birch and maple trees shade the campsites. Rhododendron and mountain laurel grow in dense thickets that offer plenty of privacy. Evergreens tower above all other vegetation. In this woodland, four different loops put like-minded campers together.

© 2010 Johnny Molloy/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Asheville
Campsites: 68 tent sites, 29 pop-up and van sites, 33 RV sites
Season: Mid-May - late October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: National Park Service - Blue Ridge Parkway
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Pisgah Campground

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