Tent Camping at Camp Driftwood
We have a little slice of heaven right here on the banks of the Mighty French Broad River, and we are excited to share it with you! Bring your floatables, fishing gear, and water shoes, because we have 1/3 of a mile of prime river frontage for you to play in. Actual beach areas make for easy access and sweet spots for sittin. There's really not much that can beat a nice day on the River...Except a great night sleeping next to it! So, grab your tents and hammocks and get ready for an awesome getaway in one of our primitive riverside tent campsites!
Camp Driftwood Asheville sprawls the banks of the French Broad River for a 1/3 of a mile! Perfect for your Asheville base camp!
Come Camp with us at Camp Driftwood Asheville
There is no better way to enjoy the great outdoors than camping! Or is there?? We think so! How about enjoying the splendor of the mountains from the banks of one of the Oldest Rivers in the World? And also be able to see some great live music in downtown Asheville in less than 15 minutes?!? Spend the day playing in the rapids, tubing the length of the camp, raft section 6 of the French Broad, or running your SUP down to your campsite from the Ledges Water Park. Then head into one of the best little cities in the world for amazing food and great live music, 15 minute Uber ride to the Salvage Station!! Book a campsite or if none of those work for you -consider staying with us in one of our Glamping Cottages or Vacation Houses! **Sorry, no RV's or campers
We offer primitive riverfront TENT campsites.
Park at your campsite in assigned spots.
Each site has a picnic table, a fire ring, tent area, and river frontage.
3 well-maintained portable toilets along the camping area.
Facilities available at The Bathhouse- a one-stall shower, toilet, and sink is a short walk away. Plenty of hot water with a new on-demand system.
Well water is available thru yard hydrant at the bathhouse.
Car camping is allowed, your vehicle must be in the designated parking spot for your site.
Vehicles must be smaller than 18 feet long. There is no turnaround down in the camp area. Large vehicles cannot be driven into the camp area, our camp host will turn you away if your vehicle is too long. We cannot host vehicles with ANY KIND OF pull-behind trailer. Campers can drop a trailer or park an oversized vehicle in overflow parking, a short walk away, for an additional $10 fee.
Dogs-Up to two, leashed at all times (there is a road very close!)-are welcome. They may not be left on site unattended. Leave no trace.
Kids- our property is not child-friendly, guests under 12 years old require written (email) management approval.
Each site varies slightly in shape and size. Two are considered Roadside, they still have a clear view to the water, but the tent area is across the driveway from the water. Before making your reservation, please carefully read the details below to make the best choice for your group. Additional campers and additional cars over the base are +$10 per night. There are 3 portalets in the camp area and The Bathhouse is a short walk down the river.
Campsite #5- Can host up to 4 pp, in 2 tents and 2 cars. Base rate is for up to 3 pp and 1 car. This site is very close to the rapids, so it has big water sounds. Closest to the Bathhouse, but less private than others.
Campsite # 7- Can host up to 4 pp, in 2 (smallish) tents and 2 cars. Base rate is for up to 3 pp and 1 car. This site is near the rapids and close to the Bathhouse. There is a tire swing right off the bank (*use at your own risk).
Campsite # 9/11- Can host up to 8 pp, in 4 tents and 2 cars. Base rate is for 6 pp and 2 cars. This is a double site and will have two picnic tables and fire rings. Additional cars will need to be parked in overflow.
Campsite #12- Can host up to 2 pp, in 1 tent and 1 car. This site is roadside, meaning across the driveway from the water. But has space for sitting along the river. This site is not perfectly level, so not great for car camping.
Campsite # 13- Can host up to 2 pp, in 1 tent, and 1 car. This site is riverside. It is on the edge of the rapids and has a little beach area. This site is not perfectly level, so not great for car camping.
Campsite # 15- Can host up to 4 pp, in 2 (smallish)tents, and 2 cars. Base rate is for up to 3 pp and 1 car. This site is wooded and has great hammock options.
Campsite # 16 - Can host up to 4 pp, in 2 (large)tents, and 2 cars. This site is roadside. Meaning across the driveway from the water. But has space for chairs along the river. This site is long and narrow and is the best option for van camping. there are no trees on this site.
Campsite # 17/18-Can host up to 8 pp, in 4 tents and 3 cars. Base rate is for up to 6 pp and 2 cars. This is a double site and will have two picnic tables and fire rings. This is the most private site, but is furthest from the Bathhouse. There is a portalet near.
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Camp Driftwood Asheville is located on Old Marshall Highway-AKA River Rd. The Camp spans a third of a mile of river frontage along the French Broad River and allows guests access to unique spaces on the river-right from the property. Swim, fish, paddle, or tube the Ancient River. Enjoy one of the most popular road biking sections in the area-right from the property. Ride for miles with the River as your map!
We only offer tent camping-We cannot host Campers or RV's. Camp Driftwood is not appropriate for small children. Guests 12 and under need prior management approval.
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