This will be a short blog post tonight but I just wanted to put up a few pics of our day trip today. We are staying again at Lakewood RV Resort in Hendersonville/Flat Rock area of North Carolina and I’m convinced this is the best location for a variety of activities.
We started the day headed to Brevard, NC. It was only about 35 minutes from our campground. We spent the day shopping and had lunch in a cute little restaurant in town called The Square Root. The ham sandwich with the fig dressing was delicious. The temps are still cold even in April so we’re glad we didn’t plan to do much hiking or biking today. There are a lot of bike baths and trailheads in Brevard, but we’ll save those for another time. One of our missions today was to scout out other camping areas. I’ve looked up quite a few other campgrounds in the area, but I’m learning that I can’t always trust reviews. I guess I’m just picky and want to find places that have charm to them. There were two that I had heard about. One was Ash Grove Campground. This was about 7 miles outside of Brevard. The website for this campground look really inviting, but when we finally made it up the narrow, skinny incline of a road, we realized there was no way our 2401rg could make the climb. When we got to the office, the guy told us that we could fit on site #4. I am so glad we didn’t make reservations here and get our camper up in that area. We would have fallen down a hill just opening up our door lol. I truly believe we would have been stuck up in that mountain with no way to get down. Our tow vehicle could have made the climb up, but the narrow turns would have been just too much maneuvering. So we’ve crossed Ash Grove Campground off our go-to list.
The second campground we visited was Davidson River Campground in the Pisgah National Forest. This campground seemed easy enough to get to. It was right outside of Brevard, but they only had electric on most of the sites. As with all National Forest or State Park campgrounds, the lots are nice and spacious. We really wanted to be able to camp here, but we’re not all that crazy about having to park in a site and have to haul water. Our tanks are not all that big to go more than 2 or 3 days and even that would be difficult. As I’ve stated before, I’m more of a glamper and purchased a camper with a nice bathroom for a reason…I don’t do bath houses if I can help it. So, after going to these campgrounds we are even more convinced we will stay here at Lakewood again when in this area. We just can’t beat this location and the fact it’s nice and quite (55 and older crowd). Tomorrow we will head on another day trip to Chimney Rock which is about 40 minutes in another direction.
Misc. Pics from Brevard, NC