Standing Indian is located at 4000+ feet , 20 minutes from Franklin,NC. It’s a hikers dream with the Appalachian Trail skirting the campground and several other trails crossing through the campground. The campground can accommodate a pup tent or a 45ft motor home. No electricity or water is available per site, but each loop does have 2 community water faucets and a bathhouse with flush toilets and push button showers, bathhouses are clean and modern. Each site has a concrete picnic table and combination fire ring/grill. Loops 1-2 & 3 have a mix of sites , wooded and open that can accommodate tents or motor homes. Loop 4 is wooded, offering lots of privacy but is more suitable to tents or small (
Nice campground, sites are close together and don’t offer much privacy and the park is well maintained. Section C has level concrete RV pads and the tent pads are level, free of rocks and have no drainage issues. No showers but the bathrooms are clean and have flush toilets. The season is has started so I’d advise calling ahead. Any RV over 20ft will find it difficult if not impossible to park in Section C, but section B can accomidate some larger rigs. No electricity or water hook ups anywhere in the park, but there are several dump stations and places to get fresh water. There is a nice store on site with basic provisions and a snack bar with burgers, bbq, ice cream etc. The park requires that all sites be “bear”proofed when you are not on site. We just got back from 3 days there during which we saw over 2 dozen bears and lots of turkeys, deer and other animals. Bears are often in the camping areas. The closest town is Townsend, Tn., which is about 8 miles from the campground and Gatlinburg is about 20 miles from the campground. Several trips around the Cades Cove Loop road are a must do-lots of wildlife, homesteads and exhibits to visit (9 miles total).
Stayed here as we were visiting The Biltmore House and Gardens. Great campground hosts, park is super clean and quiet. Has a great beach and lots of hiking and mountain bike trails. Its part of the National Forest system so its super cheap. Downtown Asheville is only 15 mins away.