Date of Stay: Tuesday June 2 – Monday June 8, 2015 (6 nights)
Rate: $19/night (Access Pass discount)
Website: Davidson River Campground
1346 Pisgah Highway (use gps coordinates N35.28108 W82.72277)
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
Description: In the NC mountains close to the small town of Brevard and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We stayed in site 130 of Hemlock Circle which has 50A electricity but no water/sewer. More than half of the sites here don’t have any electricity. Along with each loop having a few fresh water spigots to fill your tank, there is a dump station near the exit with fresh water also. All roads are paved and so are the parking pads. The park is generally level especially for the mountains. Very thick with trees so no satellite tv. No cellphone (or internet) in the cg but good reception just a couple of miles down the road at the shopping center. Swimming area in the cool waters of the shallow Davidson River. Fly fishing and tubing are popular right at the entrance to the cg.
Trash and Recycle: Each loop has a dumpster for garbage and two bins for recycle (plastic and aluminum cans).
Activities: The Brevard area has been a favorite of ours for many years but this is the first time that we have stayed in Davidson River CG. In the past when we had a 33 ft. MH, we stayed in Cascade Lake CG near the Dupont State Forest. Davidson River CG is better suited for big rigs although there are some low branches that need trimming. We wanted D&T to experience a little of what this area has to offer so I went hiking with them several times to some local water falls (Looking Glass Falls, Moore Cove Falls and Second Falls in Graveyard Fields). Dan got his smoker out one day and we all enjoyed some good pulled pork. We all enjoyed a ride up to the BRP and over to Courthouse Falls which is tucked away on Forest Service Road 140. It was a very private setting near an other worldly waterfall. Dupont State Forest is close by and a great place to spend a day on the trail. We saw Hooker Falls, Triple Falls and High Falls all on a four mile hike. The town of Brevard has a vibrant downtown with several blocks of tourist shops if hiking trails aren’t your kind of thing. The area is also known for white squirrels. Even though we have camped in the area at least three times before, this is the first time that we have seen one. Tricia found one at the birdfeeder of a camp host and we even saw one in a tree along side the road near Looking Glass Falls. It’s just a magical place!
Hemlock Circle site 130
Footbridge on Moore Cove Trail
Moore Cove Fall… yes you can easily walk behind it like Dan did
Nice trail at Graveyard Fields on the BRP…
…but so many steps!
Love all the rocks along Second Falls at Graveyard Fields
Graveyard Fields is often crowded but we timed it right
Driving to Courthouse Falls can be an adventure in itself!
Courthouse Falls is such a private place
Hooker Falls in the Dupont State Forest
Triple Falls in the Dupont State Forest
High Falls at Dupont State Forest has a covered bridge at the top of the falls
White squirrel at the feeder ran up the tree after a while