Explore Lake Powhatan


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A peaceful lake with a small, sandy stretch of beach, Lake Powhatan is great place for summer swimming, fall photography, and camping.

Lake Powhatan is located just minutes away from Asheville, NC and offers a number of fun activities for you, your friends, and your family. In the warm summer months, the Lake is a popular spot for swimming. The small stretch of beach along the lake is a nice place to lay out and soak in the sun. Outside of the summer months, the lake is still a great place to visit to photograph, especially in the autumn when the leaves are changing colors. You'll have the opportunity to snap some beautiful Fall shots. 

There is also a campground situated by the lake that's perfect for tent camping as well as glamping. Whether you want to spend a few nights lakeside or just want to hike to the lake using one of the nearby trails for a quick visit, bring hiking boots and maybe even a towel if you decide to take a dip! 

The area is open year round and is family friendly. The bike trails, nature trails, picnic areas, and camping site that surround the lake make it fun for people of all ages. 

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Mountain Biking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area



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