07/17/2015 Betsy 0Comment

Davidson River CG
Pisgah National Forest
July 10, 2015

Back in WNC and it hasn’t cooled off a bit!  On our way up with stayed in Walterboro, SC at New Green Acres RV Park who’s claim to fame is the longest pull through this side of the Mississippi and they are correct.

This is a gem of a park just 30 miles from the I95/I26 interchange.  The pull throughs are very long, could fit our MH and the Mini along with two other cars lined up end to end.  It is also nestled among pine trees trimmed high so that there is plenty of clearance and lots of shade.  It is a neat, clean park with all the amenities as the Point South KOA at half the price with the Good Sam discount.  Highly recommend it on your travels up and down the I95 corridor.

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We left Walterboro at 9AM and arrived at Davidson River CG in Brevard, NC by 3:30.  This campground is beautiful, just like I remembered it when I camped here 35 years ago with my boys.  They spent many summers camping on Apple Tree Loop and tubing down the Davidson River.

Home Sweet Campsite
Home Sweet Campsite

Temperatures here are high  in the 90’s – no cool mountain air to be found!  Our campsite is one of the few that have electric hookups.  We are in Site 32, beautifully treed in White Oak Loop just a short walk to the showers.  Very private, lots of trees and lots of shade

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We are here for four warm days,  however, the breweries will make up for it!

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As the afternoon cooled off, we strolled over to Davidson River which runs along the outer perimeter of the campground along Route 276.

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Passed Apple Tree Loop which was our family favorite camping loop and where my boys, when they were little, spent their summers camping and exploring the area.

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Bouncing down the river was a father with his kids in their inner tubes. I remember getting inner tubes, which were not easy to find, before we left Florida for our Davidson River camping vacation.  Now you can rent them up here any number of places.  Davidson River is not that deep so the ride down is using bumpy and most of the time spent extricating yourself from the boulders underneath.  Those boulders and rocks are great hiding places for the river trout that swims in this River.

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The Fish Hatchery is just up the mountain on Route 276 and the most valuable piece of information for fishermen is “when does the hatchery do the fish release into the rivers!”  You know that and you’ve got dinner planned.

LOOKING GLASS FALLS
LOOKING GLASS FALLS

An evening drive took us up to Looking Glass Falls where I practiced using a tripod and slowing down the settings on my camera.  Not wonderful results but I’ll keep going at it.  Crowds are down after 6PM so we were able to admire this beautiful waterfall at our leisure.

LOOKING GLASS FALLS
LOOKING GLASS FALLS

It was cool enough to open the MH and turn off the dreaded A/C that pounds on top of your head.  A very  pleasant sleeping night.