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Bent Creek Experimental Forest

Asheville, NC
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If you like to mountain bike, go here. If you like to hike, go early in the morning, the fog on... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2012
possumweaverville
Horrible Service at Lake Powhatan Asheville NC

I have to say that I was very disappointed in my stay at Lake Powhatan campground in Asheville,NC... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2012
Sedmb41
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Located within the Pisgah National Forest, this 6,300-acre area is home to the North Carolina Arboretum.
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

If you like to mountain bike, go here. If you like to hike, go early in the morning, the fog on the fern covered forest floor is worth it.

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Reviewed 27 May 2012

I have to say that I was very disappointed in my stay at Lake Powhatan campground in Asheville,NC on 5/25-526/2012 When I arrived and standing in line, a car drove up and was told only one site was left and only available for one night....More

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Reviewed 5 May 2012

The trails in this location are rough, rocky, and uneven. If you are planning to walk or ride a bike, go to the Arboretum next door. Their trails are level and well-kept.

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Reviewed 17 April 2012

Great trails but, print some trail maps as a big one is very hard to use. Beautiful!

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Reviewed 29 March 2012

We rode our bikes through it and very much enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 22 March 2012

When looking for the Recreational Lake Powtan (which was still closed when we went) we continued into this forest. Lots of primitive camp sites and winding mountain top unpaved roads

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Reviewed 16 February 2012

Fine place for hiking, biking, and some trails are suitable for baby carriages. Lesser traveled trails are not marked as carefully as they might be, but with a good sense of direction there should be no problem. Maps are hard to come-by, I guess due...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2012

Beautiful forest, walking and hiking in great area. Will see all birds, turkeys, and other native animals.

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Reviewed 2 February 2012

Great family outing any time of year. There is always something interesting happening in Bent Creek. Kids will love seeing the flora, fauna, and wildlife. Parents will enjoy seeing their children enjoying nature.

Thank Amber N
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

We camped at one of the tent only sites on the Big John loop of the Lake Powhatan Campground for three nights. Our site was #16. We had a water spigot across the lane from us. It was relatively private but other sites allowed for...More

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Response from Stephen H | Reviewed this property |
Their web page seems to be down, but you can try the following telephone # (828) 667-5261 .
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