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Camping & RV Parks

Mount Mitchell State Park

There are a few places in the world that still stand apart from the ordinary. Rising more than a mile high, surrounded by the gentle mist of low-hanging clouds, Mount Mitchell State Park is one of these extraordinary places. 2388 State Highway 128, Burnsville, NC 28714


(828) 675-4611

Mast General Store

Authentic general store featuring quality goods, traditional clothing and custom fit shoes. Since 1883, Mast General Store has been outfitting the Appalachians with traditional mercantile goods, comfortable clothing, rugged footwear and quality outdoor gear for all mountain seasons. Discover for yourself why….. some times are just too good to leave behind, and why it is a simple pleasure to just browse throughout the store.


Mt. Pisgah

Open through 27 October. Located at Milepost 408, Pisgah is the highest campground at almost 5,000 feet elevation. Formerly part of the Vanderbilt Estate and near the US Forest Service’s Cradle of Forestry site.


(828) 456 8829

Diamond Brand Outdoors

Diamond Brand Outdoors is a complete outfitter and guide service in Arden, NC and in Downtown Asheville, NC. Whether you love hiking, camping, fly fishing, rock climbing, kayaking, or canoeing, Diamond Brand Outdoors is your one-stop shop for gear and information for your adventures in beautiful Western North Carolina!


Rocky Creek Campground

A brand new campground located near Asheville, NC, with wonderful mountain views, featuring a stocked fishing pond, full hookups for power, water and sewer, very clean bathhouse and restrooms, park style grills, large stone family grill, fire pit with seating, hiking and mountain biking trails, horseback riding, all in a peaceful setting in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. RVs ($30.00/night with full hookups) and tent ($20.00/night) campers are welcome. Two open stages, one covered stage with power, overhead fans, bathroom, it’s show time!


828-683-3070

Crabtree Meadows

Crabtree Meadows marks the last stretch of the Parkway through the Blue Ridge Mountains. At approximately milepost 354, the road enters the Black Mountain Range, passes through the Great Craggies, and ends at the Atlantic-Gulf drainage divide.