Standing Indian is a gorgeous forest campground, offering 77 sites nestled in some of the most scenic woodlands in the state. These areas all offer typical camping amenities that set you up for outdoor feasting or perhaps a late night campfire.
Canines are welcome in Standing Indian, but there are a few restrictions if they've decided to camp with you. Fido needs to stay in your tent, as pets cannot be unattended outdoors overnight. They've also got to steer clear of any of the public amenities offered here, like the recently updated showers and restrooms. Guests would also be wise to bring a cooler and drinking water, as no electrical hookups or on-site taps are found here.
Several meandering streams and a stunning mountain backdrop make Standing Indian Campground a prime hiking destination. Fido is free to accompany overnighters onto these trails, provided a leash is attached at all times. As part of the Nantahala National Forest, Standing Indian enjoys access to the world-famous Appalachian Trail. This is an all-natural expanse of trails, so it's crucial that you hike in prepared with essentials like food, water, cell phone, and proper attire like boots and layered clothing.
If, however, you just need to take your dog for a potty break, the sites are organized on four separate loops that are perfect for this. Just be sure to clean up anything they "paws" to leave on the ground.
Fishing enthusiasts take note: Standing Indian Campground offers access to the sport via the nearby Nantahala River. This body of water is perfect for fly fishers who'd like to try catching the local trout species, provided they come packing all essential gear. Licenses are required for this activity, so make sure to come with yours.
Single sites at Standing Indian Campground will only set you back $20 per night, making it a budget-friendly vacation destination!