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Davidson River Campground

We spent three nights at the end of June 2007 at Davidson River, which is just outside of Brevard and near many Pisgah Forest attractions in Transylvania County. The campground has eight loops and 160 campsites. Twenty-seven premium sites back up to the river. In addition to the river, there's a large open field at the center of the campground for playspace. Davidson River campsite


We camped in site 117 on the Hemlock loop, which happens to be next to one of three water sources each loop has. By the look of the post at left and the duct tape on the pump, I'm guessing its position next to the road gets in the way of the occasional RV.
Water faucet at Davidson River If you should get site 117 on your visit to Davidson River, look for the face in the tree. Face in the tree
A premium site on the river was across the way from us. premium campsite
Fly fishermen find they have to share the shallow and pretty Davidson River with kids and tubers. An outfitter right up the road from the campground rents tubes and drops you off upstream so you can float back to their shop. These tubers were actually floating past Sycamore Flats, a National Forest Day Use Area (picnic grounds) next door to the campground.
Kids and fishermen on the river Tubers on the river
The Pisgah Ranger District ranger station and visitors center is just up the road from the campground. Just a little farther away are the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and State Fish Hatchery, Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock and the Cradle of Forestry and Forest Discovery Center. Find more information about them in the Pisgah Day Use Areas section of our National Forests page. Pisgah District ranger station
After three nights at Davidson River, I surprised Pam by telling her I had booked the Red House Inn, an English B&B in Brevard, for our final night of vacation. She was pleased.

Davidson River Campground is off of U.S. 276 North northwest of Brevard in Transylvania County.