Charles D. Owen Park is located next to the Swannanoa River. It has 29.17 acres.
This facility offers two large pavilions for rent, three lighted baseball fields, two outdoor basketball courts, restrooms, playground, concessions (during baseball games), picnic tables, grills, and a 1 mile “figure-eight” walking and bird watching trail. The Swannanoa river is a fish hatchery supported river, and the two lakes at Owen Park are open for lakeside fishing.
Owen Park Map
Charles D. Owen Park is open during daylight hours.
Learn about appropriate conduct at Buncombe County parks by viewing the park rules section of the Departmental Policies page.
A North Carolina fishing license is required in all Buncombe County Rivers and Lakes.
[Where to Get an NC Fishing License]
Charles D. Owen Park has picnic shelters available to rent. Please call Jay Nelson at (828) 250-4269 for rental information.
From Asheville take I-40 East and take Exit #55 - at end of ramp turn left and travel to 70 East - turn right on to 70 East and travel 1.7 miles - turn left on to Warren Wilson College Road and travel 2.5 miles - see sign to park on right.
875 Warren Wilson Road
Swannanoa, NC 28778
67 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
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|North Carolina Birding Trail website: ncbirdingtrail.org