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    Good group camping near PNF / DSF

    I'm looking for some group camping options near PNF. Davidson River works but there's some issues with operating commercially there. Here's what I need:
    > nice campsites / bunkhouses / cabins for 10-20 people
    > clean showers / bath house
    > controlled fires allowed in designated areas and when allowed by USFS
    > easy access to fish hatchery, n. mills area, horse stables and Dupont area

    I know I can do the group sites from USFS but for a 4-5 day trip, I'd like to have showers available.

    As referenced, cabins / bunkhouses are good options but don't need a 'cabin' that's fully furnished with cable TV, china dishes, fancy furniture and chandeliers and such. If you've been to north GA, think Mulberry Gap - that's what I'm looking for in PNF area.

    Thanks for your help!
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    Blackforest Campground would suit your needs, I think. It's closer to DuPont, but not far from Pisgah. Nice people too! Davidson River campground is clean and in PNF, but they have no cabins/bunkhouses and the people are far from nice. Actually more like anti-nice. NMRCC has no bathhouses. The group sites are hard to beat. You could bathe in the creek. They are likely booked, however.

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    Yea, thanks for the info on Blackforest. I've passed them en route to/from ATL and have heard others say they're good people. I've never had any problems with the folks at Davidson River but then my groups that I've been up there with are either me and the dog, me+dog+ 1 other person or my race team for training camp. By the time I was done with them during the day, they didn't have the energy to be loud or do anything rowdy!
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    k2breaker - Black Forest is nice. They have a "primitive" area for tents that seemed to work out good for the TORC folks last year.

    There's also Trails End inside Bent Creek for the indoor plumbing crowd (unsure of the body count) and adjacent to Lake Powhatan Campground.

    http://libertybikes.com/articles/vac...adise-pg62.htm

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    Cascade Lake Campground has showers but I don't think they have bunkhouses or cabins. Mostly a RV campsite. Next to Dupont off of Crab Creek Rd and Cascade Lake Road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-U-M
    k2breaker - Black Forest is nice. They have a "primitive" area for tents that seemed to work out good for the TORC folks last year.

    There's also Trails End inside Bent Creek for the indoor plumbing crowd (unsure of the body count) and adjacent to Lake Powhatan Campground.

    http://libertybikes.com/articles/vac...adise-pg62.htm

    http://www.reserveamerica.com/campgr...&parkCode=lakp
    I would add that "Trails End" is not dog friendly and is not convenient to DuPont or Pisgah. But I suppose they do have a shower. It is a house and all.

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    Also check out Ash Grove...

    Ash Grove (see http://www.ash-grove.com/default.aspx?pageid=1 ) is just off US-276 between DSF and the Pisgah District. They've got super-clean bath houses, spaces for short motor homes, camper spaces, rental cabins, and tent sites...
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