Standing Indian Campground

Franklin, North Carolina
(View camping near Franklin, NC)

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Ownership: US Forest Service
Official website:
Posted by: Jeff Barber on January 4, 2007

Campground Description

On Nantahala River.


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Campground Activities

Fishing, hiking

Campground Amenities

Picnic facilities, restrooms, showers, water.

Reservation info

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Reviews of Standing Indian

Reviewed by copperhead907 on July 15, 2013

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I have used Standing Indian for both camping and multi-day parking. The campground is excellent for my needs (I have a compact, self-contained camper). The last time I was there, they did not have full hook-ups. The bath houses are clean and modern. You can pick from wide-open sites or the more secluded sites. I have used the campground several time for 3 day,2 night loop hikes on the AT. The way Standing Indian is located, you can do about 30 miles on the AT including 2 cool peaks and end up back at your car.
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Reviewed by Jeff Barber on May 14, 2007

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Awesome location with hiking trails all around. The Appalachian trail wraps around the campground in a 20+ mile loop so Standing Indian is a great base camp for backcountry expeditions. Campsites are clean and there are plenty of restrooms no matter where you set up your tent. Choose from sunny, open field sites to shady creekside spots. Easy to find and access, definitely recommend!
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Standing Indian 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

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