Standing Indian Campground

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Standing Indian Campground, Dutchman Birches

Standing Indian Campground is a camper's delight, whether your camping in an RV or in a tent. The campground is surrounded by 5,000-foot peaks and crossed by several natural trout streams. It is the focal point of numerous hiking trails and has easy access to the Appalachain Trail. The campground can be a pleasant stopover on your trip or a place to spend several days to explore this scenic and historic section of the Nantahala National Forest. All this within a scenic, 20-minute drive to Frankliln, N.C. The campground has 5 loops with sites available first come, first serve or by reservation. Fire rings'grills, lantern posts and picnic tables are provided at each site, with close proximity to drinking water, flush toilets and showers. A group camping area, Kimsey Creek, is located in Standing Indian Campground.

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At a Glance

Reservations: Sites are first come, first serve now until closing, Nov. 27, 2020. Reservations are available by contacting the National Recreation Reservation System at 1-877-444-6777 or visit
Fees Single Site: $20 per night Double Site: $40 per night
Open Season: April 1 - October 30
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Camping is limited to a 14 day stay. Parking in grass is prohibited. Pets mush be on a leash. Horses are not permitted in the campground or on hiking trails. A horse camp and access to horse trails is available 2 miles away.
Closest Towns: Franklin
Water: drinking water
Restroom: Accessible flush toilets and showers
Operated By: MJK Enterprises Concessionaire

General Information


From Franklin, take US 64W for 9 miles, turn left on old US 64 and follow signs.

General Notes:

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

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