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Standing Indian Campground

17 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

National Forests in North Carolina

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.…

Fee Info

Single Site: $20 per night Double Site: $40 per night

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
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  • AT&T
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  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

Reviews

17 Reviews of Standing Indian Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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L
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2021

Beautiful place to escape

Standing Indian is wonderful. Our site was about 30 feet away from the Nantahala river. The bathrooms and showers were spotless. Keep in mind that it’s far from any store or restaurant so bring food along. No cell service.

NOTE, do not use Google or other maps to find Standing Indian from the…

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Month of VisitSeptember
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2021

One of Our Favorite Campgrounds

Beautifully laid out into separate areas for RV, small pull-behind campers and tents. Must take the hike to top of Standing Indian Mountain to appreciate the legend behind the campground name. There's a small, convenient "store" for forgotten essentials. Really striking creek separating the first…

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Month of VisitJuly
TThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2021

Great family fun with big sites and nice bathrooms

Come for the camping with big sites as well as creek walking. Stay for the family environment with some hosts playing live music and fellow friendly campers. Bathrooms were amazing with all individual bathrooms and showers.

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Month of VisitJune

Location

Standing Indian Campground is located in North Carolina

Directions

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.

Coordinates

35.07861116 N
83.53194497 W

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About This Campground

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. 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. 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. Charges & Cancellations There is not a premium type site available but there is some nonelectric double site that is $40.00 per night. ADA Access: N

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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