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STANDING INDIAN CAMPGROUND, NC

Photo: STANDING INDIAN CAMPGROUND
Status: Open through Sun Nov 30 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Whether traveling with an RV or tent, Standing Indian Campground is a prime place to stop for a night or spend several days in the picturesque Nantahala National Forest. The campground's many amenities provide a comfortable home base for exploring this fun and historic section of the forest. Standing Indian is located within a 20-minute drive of Franklin, North Carolina.

Natural Features:

The campground is surrounded by 5,000' peaks and crossed by several natural streams. It sits at an elevation of 3,880 feet at the headwaters of the scenic Nantahala River, amidst lush forests of evergreen trees and rhododendrons.

Recreation:

The Standing Indian Basin is a premier hiking destination. The campground provides access to numerous trails, including the world-famous Appalachian Trail, which journeys from Georgia to Maine.

Visitors who wish to get their feet wet can experience the Nantahala River, well-known for whitewater rafting, kayaking and trout fishing (fishing license required).

Big and small game hunting is available in the surrounding area.

Facilities:

The campground has four loops with sites available first-come, first-served or by reservation. Sites are equipped with campfire rings, grills, lantern posts and picnic tables, and are in close proximity to drinking water, flush toilets and showers. A dump station is nearby. The campground also has a group camping area, Kimsey Creek.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • General Store
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Ice Machine
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • Showers
Know Before You Go
  • No electric, water or sewer hookups available
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites; reservable sites may also be available on a first-come, first-served basis outside the reservation season
  • Click here to learn more about the National Forests in North Carolina
  • Don't Move Firewood : Help protect our forests! Obtain your firewood near your destination to avoid the spread of pests. Using firewood from outside the area can threaten native trees and forests. Firewood from outside the area is not recommended as some states have quarantines in effect and firewood movement is illegal. Visit don'tmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.07861, -83.53194
35°4'43"N, 83°31'55"W

From Franklin, North Carolina, take U.S. Highway 64 west approximately 12 miles, passing through Winding Stair Gap. Near the bottom of the mountain from the gap, turn left on West Old Murphy Road (State Route 1448) and watch for a directional sign for the campground. Go 1.9 miles and turn right on Forest Road 67 at the Standing Indian Campground sign. This is a paved road. Go 1.7 miles and turn right into the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

STANDING INDIAN CAMPGROUND
OFF FOREST DEVELOPMENT RD 67
FRANKLIN NC 28734

Phone Number:

Information: (828)524-6441