Dispersed
Group
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Panthertown Valley Backcountry Area
Operator
USDA Forest Service
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Features
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
No Sewer Hookups
Location
Panthertown Valley Backcountry Area is located in North Carolina
Latitude
35.1322 N
Longitude
-83.0899 W
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3 Reviews of Panthertown Valley Backcountry Area
Incredible back country camping

This is my favorite back country camping spot. The sites near the middle of Macs Gap trail are huge and there is easy access to a couple streams. Bring a good map and stick to the trails that your map covers. It's an easy place to get lost because of all the unofficial trails. Waterfalls are everywhere.

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Beautiful and FULL OF BEARS

Just spent the weekend at Panthertown Valley and loved it! However - be aware that the bears here are extremely bad. I actually had an encounter with a very large bear who charged my group and destroyed at tent, and heard similar stories from other campers. That being said, I still had an incredible weekend! There are countless beautiful waterfalls and even some beach campsites where you can wake up to a waterfall right in front of you. The USFS is considering making bear canisters required in this area, and I was certainly glad I brought mine!