Kimsey Creek Group Campground

Area Status: Open

A pleasant setting for a group camp. It is bordered by the Nantahala River, a native trout stream, and numerous hiking trails to adjoining mountain peaks are present. Three group sites with a maximum of 25 people per site are available on a reservation basis only. Kimsey Creek Group Campground is a group area within Standing Indian Campground. Big and small game hunting occurs in the surrounding area.

Update 5/4/22: Kimsey Creek site A is closed

At a Glance

Reservations: Sites are available by reservation only. Reservations are available by contacting the National Recreation Reservation System at 1-877-444-6777 or visit Listed under Standing Indian Campground.
Fees: $75 per group site with a minimum of 10 and maximum of 25 people per site.
Open Season: April 1 - November 30
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Franklin
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: MJK Enterprises Concessionaire. For more information contact Nantahala National Forest, Nantahala R

General Information


From Franklin, take US 64W for 9 miles, turn left on old US 64 and follow signs to Standing Indian Campground. Kimsey Creek Camp must be accessed through Standing Indian Campground.

General Notes:

Nantahala Ranger District
90 Sloan Road
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 524-6441

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Group Camping

Kimsey Creek Campground has three campsites limited to 25 people per site.
No. of Sites 3
Reservation Info Reservations required. Contact the Nantahala Ranger District, 90 Sloan Road, Franklin, NC 28734. (828) 524-6442
Group Shelter Group Picnic Shelter is available by reservation. Contact Standing Indian Campground from April 1 to November 30 at (828) -369-0442
Group Cooking Facilities Fire ring with grill
Fire Information Fire rings available at each site.
Hookups - Electric None
Sleeping Shelter None
Difficulty Level: Easy

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