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Standing Indian Campground

Nantahala National Forest

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National Forest Road Franklin, NC 28734 828-524-6441 828-257-4200 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 35.0773, -83.5297

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Overview of Standing Indian Campground

Number of Sites 78

Reservations yes

Elevation 3,379 ft / 1,029 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Standing Indian Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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The Dream Machine
GA 22' Thor Motor Coach Four Winds
11 reviews
“Lovely Location Near Trails”

Reviewed 8/14/2018

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 78
Overall Rating

This campground is outside of Franklin near the Appalachian Trail. That was the main appeal for us, as we did not bring a toad. We could access trails very easily from the campground. We have a 21 foot class C. There are several loops to choose from. Most are paved access, but we chose the last section which was a gravel road. It was no problem for our small rig, but I wouldn't take a class A or trailer on that loop as the turns are tight. Campsites are tidy with fire rings and lantern posts. No hook-ups at all in the campground. There are bathrooms with showers and a dump station (which is easy to miss as it is outside the campground). There is no coverage at all for AT&T. There are water spigots and water at the dump station. We did not need air conditioning there in August, which was pretty cool! (Pun intended!) In the first, bigger loop, there was not much for privacy, but we were pleased with the separation of sites in the gravel loop. I think you would also get more privacy in the loop near the creek. Quiet hours are 10-6. Lots of camp hosts on site. Trash cans are easily accessible. I gave this four stars only because the price seemed a bit high for no hook-ups on USFS land. Otherwise, it was lovely.

Site Quality

The Dream Machine would stay here again

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Panama City, FL Ford Aerostar
1 review
“Beautiful location, well kept campground. ”

Reviewed 8/13/2018

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 15
Overall Rating

Close to the river and multiple hiking trails, this was a great location. I definitely appreciated that the bathrooms were kept so well cleaned, too.

Site Quality

Heather would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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