Ridgecrest, North Carolina

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Ridgecrest is an unincorporated community in eastern Buncombe County, North Carolina, off Interstate 40/U.S. Route 70. The community is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is home to Ridgecrest Conference Center (Established 1907), Camp Ridgecrest for Boys (established 1929) and Camp Crestridge for Girls (established 1955). All three facilities are operated by LifeWay Christian Resources and are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.


Ridgecrest is located at coordinates 35°37′14″N 82°16′57″W / 35.620674°N 82.282618°W / 35.620674; -82.282618Coordinates: 35°37′14″N 82°16′57″W / 35.620674°N 82.282618°W / 35.620674; -82.282618, about 1.91 miles ENE of Black Mountain, 6.38 miles WNW of Old Fort, 6.37 miles NE of Swannanoa, 15 miles ENE of Asheville, and 367 miles SW of Washington, D.C..