Did you know there really are beaches near Asheville?

A lifeguard is on duty Memorial Day weekend through Labor day, 8AM to sunset, unless posted otherwise.
At a Glance
Operational Hours:
10am - 8pm
This is a fee site: $2 per person, $30 day use annual pass.
Open Season:
Early April - Late October
No boats, canoes, or watercraft of any kind are allowed on Lake Powhatan

Lake Powhatan Recreation Area & Campground
Located adjacent to Bent Creek is Lake Powhatan Recreation Area and Campground, a heavily-wooded area on the banks of a small lake. If you don't camp, you can also enjoy the area with a day visit ($2/person) for a picnic or an easy one-mile hike around the lake. There's a mountain beach for swimming and a pier for fishing in the trout-stocked lake. Changing rooms and restrooms are located near the beach. There are no concessions. Weekend interpretive programs run from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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