Rutledge Lake RV has fun things for kids to do in the park of course, but there are lots of family fun adventures waiting to be discovered around the area. Some activities are perfect for rainy or cool days. When you are Camping in Asheville you will find plenty of fun family activities!

If you need more suggestions to check with the office or online.


Splashville – in Asheville, (cute, it rhymes) interactive dancing water fountains located in Pack Square in Downtown Asheville for children of all ages to play in and cool off. Free

Skinny Dip Falls 

The spot has become too well known for skinny dipping, but the 1/2 mile hike to this spot is worth the effort.  Situated in a captivating location in the forest, the waterfall tumbles into an emerald green pool bordered by rhododendron, laurel and large rock outcroppings. There is a boulder situated above the pool to provide the perfect launching pad for jumping into the pool. Free

Sliding Rock 

A 60 smooth rock water slide, it is one of the area’s popular spots when the weather is hot! (again a little rhyme) There is a lifeguard on duty and there is a small parking fee. $

Not enough? Check out the Top 15 Spots for swimming!

Hands-On! Kids Museum

Activities and exhibits that stimulate the imagination! $

WNC Nature Center 

It has 42 acres of wildlife and native animals to explore. You won’t want to miss Otter Falls and those playful creatures along with the aquatic turtles. There are bears and reptiles and even a few endanger farm animals. What??? Check it out. $$

Mountain Play Lodge 

The Play Lodge offers families a beautiful play environment focused on experimental and imaginative play.  It is an exciting play environment complete with gigantic jungle gyms, realistic playhouses, and other unique toys. $$

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine 

You become a prospector and mine for real gemstones and gold that you can keep!  Covered outdoor water flumes and indoor flumes provide fun rain or shine.  Find Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, Quartz crystals, Citrine, Amethyst, Garnets, Aventurine, Sodalite, Peridot, Opal, Fluorite, Aquamarine, Topaz, Peacock Copper, Amazonite and dozens more! $$

The Adventure Center of Asheville

Offers Asheville’s Best Adventures, just 5 minutes from downtown.
Enjoy expansive views of the Asheville skyline from Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures. Jump on a mountain bike to experience Kolo Bike Park or grab your kids and check out KidZip, America’s first zipline adventure designed for kids under 10.

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park 

It’s a bird, it’s a plane—no it’s your mom! A truly unique adventure, this park has an obstacle course high above the ground. You can self-guide your way through the treetops that will have you kayaking through trees, snowboarding through open air and navigating around cheese boards. $$$$