Standing Indian Campground

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Standing Indian campground

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Open Seasonal: Yes, Open April 1 through December 1 for camping
day-use area open April 3-Nov.30. $2/car.


Rate: $14 per day

Maximum Stay Permitted:30 days

Campground site configuration:

No. RV Sites:0

No. Tent Sites:16

No.Combined Sites (Tent or RV)65

Total Sites: 81

Tent Pads: Yes

Group Tent Sites:Yes

Open Sites:Yes

Wooded Sites:Yes

No.Tables on Sites: 81

No. Grilles on Sites:81

RV Information:

Hookups: None

Group RV Sites:Yes

No RV Pull Throughs:4

Waste Station:Yes

Largest Parking Apron Size:10.5' X 62.5'


Parking aprons are paved and gravel. Sites 55 through 84 are not
recommended for motor homes and trailers.

Bath and shower Facilities:


Flush Toilets:Yes

Hot Showers: Yes

Other Facilities:


Public Phone: Yes

No. Water Spigots (non-site):20

No. Threaded Spigots:5

Wheelchair Friendly Toilets:No

Water Sports:

Attractions & Considerations

No: Wading is possible in Kimsey Creek.


Lower Ridge Trail
Kimsey Trail
Park Creek Trail
Park Ridge Trail
Long Branch - 24.2 miles
Blackwell Gap Loop

One or more connect to Appalachian Trail


Rainbow and Brown Trout - Native Brook Trout

Standing Indian campground

Standing Indian

Walk many popular hiking trails,including several that connect to Appalachian Trail. The campground, loaded with Rhododendrons, is bisected by the Nantahala River and Kimsey Creek. There are five loops. Sites 1 through 54 are located on open flats with paved aprons and wide interior road. Sites 55 through 84 are along a hillside, nestled among Rhododendrons and hemlocks, with a steep gravel access road. The campground is situated in what is considered one of the best hiking destinations in the southwest mountains. It is one of the few places where one can actually take a loop hike, a part of which is the Appalachian Trail.


For Kimsey Creek Group Camp, call the Wayah Ranger Station for Reservations 3 sites for groups up to 25 people. Open 4/1-12/1.

Ranger District:

Wayah Ranger District
90 Sloan Road
Franklin, NC 28734
(Turn at sign on U.S. 64, west of Franklin)