Looking for camping near Asheville? Check out the Mount Pisgah campground! We stayed up there on several occasions, most recently for three nights in our Dodge Ram ProMaster City with a Wayfarer Conversion Kit. Here’s the things to know before you go camping at the Mount Pisgah Campground aka the Mt. Pisgah campground:
Directions to the Mount Pisgah Campground
- Know where you’re going! If you put in the address of the campground, 408 Blue Ridge Parkway, Canton, NC 28716, into Google Maps or even just the Maps app on your iPhone, there’s a good chance you’re going to end up near Cruso on a dead end road scratching your head and going “what the heck.” Trust us, we did this. Now before you think, what a bunch of idiots, we decided to let the GPS take us on a “new route” thinking we might see something new or learn a new way. Well we definitely saw something new but we ended up driving twice as long to reach the campground! If you want to use your GPS, use these coordinates instead:
- Coming from Asheville, take Brevard Road (Highway 191) all the way to the Blue Ridge Parkway and then head south. When you see mile marker 408, go just a little further and the campground will be on your right. (You’ll pass the Country Store and the Pisgah Inn on your left.)
Mount Pisgah Campground Info
Sites are $20
The campground is open from late May to late October.
Elevation is around 4,980 feet!
There are 52 sites available for advanced reservation and 74 campsites which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Reservations can only be made online. They can be made as early as 6 months ahead of time or 2 days ahead of time. To make a reservation, go HERE.
The Mt. Pisgah Campground is dog friendly.
Amenities at each campsite include: picnic table and fire ring. Some campsites have a food locker for bear safety.
Campground amenities include: showers with hot water (it was clean!), flush toilets, potable water and wi-fi near the ranger station. Some of you will be ecstatic to know you can stay connected. Others will probably dread having it available. Note that it only works near the ranger station and is “on” from 6am to 10pm.
Cell phone service is almost non-existent up at the campground. I did get a couple texts but wasn’t able to send any out. We have Verizon cell phone service but it mostly bounced between 1x and No Service. You can get a signal once you’re back on the Parkway headed back towards Asheville.
For those of you who are van lifers, there is no overnight camping at the nearby Pisgah Inn.
There is a dump station at the campground.
A camp host is also on-site in case you have questions or concerns. There are also ranger programs – look for the schedule of events on the bathrooms and at the ranger station.
Are you looking for some awesome hikes in the area? We recommend heading over to our friends at Asheville Trails. They’ve got details like maps, directions and photos to help you make a good decision.
Mount Pisgah Campground Recap
We visited the Campground three days in early July because we wanted to avoid the heat in Asheville. Though it meant leaving town to sleep, we felt it was worth it. The temperatures were in the sixties at night and there was very little humidity. The bathrooms were also clean and the campground was quiet. Unlike some other campgrounds where you can literally hear and see your neighbor, this one is a bit more spread out so you have a good bit of privacy.
We recommend this campground to anyone looking to enjoy all that Asheville has to offer but also wants to get away from the city and be in nature. Was this information helpful to you? If so, please like, pin or share with a friend.
Curious what we packed? Check out our Essential Packing Guide.
Headed camping? Be sure to check out our Campsite Do’s and Don’ts as well as How to Pick a Great Campsite and Our Favorite Camp Cocktails!
Erin McGrady and Caroline Whatley are travel writers, photographers and the authors of Authentic Asheville.
4 thoughts on “Mount Pisgah Campground”
We stayed at Pisgah Campground for a week and loved it. Great post!
It’s a sweet little spot, isn’t it? Hoping to get up there again this spring. What month did you stay there?
Back in July 2017. It’s a great place to stay for awhile before you figure out where to live in Asheville. We were just moving down and camped out for awhile there and at Powhatan camp ground before getting an apartment. Pisgah is also good in the summer because of the elevation- stays cool.
Oh nice. Agree with you about summer time temps up there – love how going up just a bit can give some relief. Love Powhatan, too. We were just there in early January and it was super quiet.