I traveled to the Black Mountain Campground in the Pisgah National Forest this past weekend. I'd heard that it was an excellent National Forest campground, and the praise is well-founded. It sits among lots of old-growth trees, which is very nice, save for the unfortunate fact that all of the hemlocks are dying from the invasive adelgid from Japan. The campground has two loops--one on the South Toe River and another one higher up on the slopes away from the river, but deeper in the forest. There are hot showers and flush toilets, although there's a charge of one dollar to use the showers. However, the showers are excellent--great water pressure and very warm (not quite hot).
The campsites have a gravel pad, a picnic table, an in-ground fire ring with grill, and two lantern posts. There are no water or electric hookups, so come prepared for that. Water faucets are distributed throughout the campground. We stayed at campsite #7 which was, as far as I'm concerned, the best site in the place. It's at the end of the riverside loop, directly on the river.
Fees were $16 per night. We stayed two nights and I'd have loved to have spent the week there. The campground sits in the shadow of Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the eastern USA. There are unlimited hiking opportunities in the immediate vicinity, and the Blue Ridge Parkway is a mere 5.2 miles from the campground. It's rather an isolated campground (which I love) and the nearest town of any note is Burnsville. There is a small grocery store a few miles from the campground, but other than that, you're in the Sticks.
We loved the place and plan to return. One of the best National Forest campgrounds I've found.