Welcome to Camp Lake James

We invite you to experience Camp Lake James, an incredible lakeside adventure center in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains -- 45 minutes east of Asheville NC.

The Camp has everything you need to relax, play and create special memories with family, friends and neighbors. Spend the days kayaking or canoeing on clear mountain waters, cooling off in the pool or unwinding around a crackling campfire while roasting marshmallows. After a day on the lake, nothing is better than kicking back at the Social Hall and getting a bite to eat at the County Line Canteen.

The expert staff at The Camp will make sure that your time here is memorable, and our Activities Director plans events for all ages. Enjoy nature walks along the shores of Lake James while listening for native frog calls or enjoy a glass of wine during a Saturday Social with friends and neighbors. A day at The Camp holds as much or as little diversion as you want.

Become a member by living here or purchasing a recreational license with full camp privileges. Another way to enjoy The Camp is to plan your next NC mountain vacation on Lake James and stay in one of our cabins - you’re sure to have a great time in one of our family and pet friendly rentals.  We offer many adventures like fishing, kayaking , paddleboarding, hiking, and more!  Come enjoy lake life at its best.  

Check out our vacation rentals here. 

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