Standing Indian


5.00 out of 5
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Campground Description

On Nantahala River.
Contact: US Forest Service (
Posted by: Jeff Barber on January 4, 2007
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    Campground Activities

    Fishing, hiking

    Campground Amenities

    Picnic facilities, restrooms, showers, water.

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    Reviews of Standing Indian

    Reviewed by Leticia Raimond on May 23, 2015

    (2 out of 2 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    Great camping, great trails plenty of places to let the kids play in the big creek. We have even seen bears and coyote here! There is a camp store that has most things you might forget (including ice and firewood). The bathrooms are new and clean and the campsites are spread out nicely. Our favorite site is GPB (group campsite) because its right next to a spot in the creek where the kids can play. When reserved with GPC it makes for a huge area with a field in between large enough to play flag football in. We also love 013 right next to the water. Both of these sites can be noisy, especially after a big rain and if that bothers you, there really aren't any bad sites in the place.
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    Reviewed by copperhead907 on July 15, 2013

    (2 out of 3 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    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

    (12 out of 12 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    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 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.

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