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Nantahala National Forest

Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina

Whether you’re aiming high or looking for something a little more low-key, you can find it at Nantahala, with peaks ranging from 5,800 feet to 1,200 feet in elevation. The forest Read more...
Whether you’re aiming high or looking for something a little more low-key, you can find it at Nantahala, with peaks ranging from 5,800 feet to 1,200 feet in elevation. The forest lies amongst the mountains and valleys in southwestern North Carolina and with over a half million acres, it’s largest national forest in the state. “Nantahala” is a Cherokee word meaning “land of the noon day sun,” which is especially fitting for the cavernous Nantahala Gorge, where the sun only reaches to the valley floor at midday. Whatever your fancy, the 600 miles of trail will surely lead you there. Gushing waterfalls, cascading sunlight, and epic views will most definitely pique your interest.
Tsali Recreation Area
Alan: No reservations
Public campground
Jackrabbit Mountain Recreation Area
Kristin : Loved this great campground. Right on the lake. Our campsite was wooded on both sides
Public campground
Santeetlah Creek FDR #81
Rich: dispersed , widely spaced along creek
Public campground
Chattooga Wild and Scenic River
Daniel: There is good trout fishing. Plenty of fresh water and firewood along the trail. Great waterfalls and ...
Public campground
Panthertown Valley Backcountry Area
Jack: Panthertown Valley is one of my favorite places in Western North Carolina to backpack and fish! Miles ...
Public campground
Wine Spring Horse Camp
Drinking while horseback riding is, well, it’s just not a good idea. However, Wine Spring Horse Camp...
Public campground
Standing Indian Campground
Edie: Great spot. Wooded sites for tents. Good hiking is accessible from the campground.
Public campground
Panther Creek FDR #2604B
Panther Creek DR #2604B is, like many of the other campgrounds in the area, dotted with dispersed...
Public campground
Hurricane Creek Horse & Primitive Campground
Rihanna sang it best: “You can stand under my umbrella, -ella, -ella. . . ” While gulf force winds...
Public campground
Mountain Waters Scenic Byway
Mountain Waters Scenic Byway is just that—a beguiling, inundated oasis (aka, scenic). Combed through...
Public campground
Cheoah Point Campground
Cindy: There are two rustic cabins/shelters you can rent that give you the most secluded spot in the campgrou...
Public campground
Fires Creek Recreation Area
Jacob: This is a quiet, lesser known camping area hidden back in the woods. There is a nice little stream wit...
Public campground
Cullasaja Gorge Campground
Sounds of cascading water resonate off the sedimentary rock formations from which they flow, pillowing...
Public campground
Cable Cove Recreation Area
Doug: I have camped there for several years in June. The campground is well maintained, but bring your own t...
Public campground
Long Hungry FDR #2586
Long Hungry FDR #2586 Campground will surely satiate your inner backpacker’s granola-heavy food...
Public campground
Pine Ridge Road NCSR #1147
Pine Ridge Road NCSR #1147 is a string of comely, primitive campsites that lie in the heart of the...
Public campground
Fires Creek Hunters Camp
Much like its sister campground, Fires Creek Hunters Camp has little in the way of frills; all...
Public campground
Van Hook Glade Campground
Situated within the scenic confines of the Nantahala National Forest, Van Hook Glade Campground is...
Public campground
Snowbird Backcountry Area
A seemingly endless sea of tree tops and leaf litter, Snowbird Backcountry Area occupies nearly 8,000...
Public campground
Rattler Ford Campground
Shake-’n’-bake time, baby! Rattler Ford Campground is shaking, for sure. Strung together with just a...
Public campground
Horse Cove Campground
Tucked away in the rhododendrons, under mature hardwood and spruce forest, Horse Cove Campground is...
Public campground
Joyce Kilmer Road NCSR #1134
Much like the area’s other numerically named campgrounds, Joyce Kilmer Road NCSR #1134 is populated...
Public campground
Snowbird Creek
Fogged by the early morning white water dancing off rock faces and perfumed by the dew-swept breezes,...
Public campground
Blue Valley Dispersed Camping
Alyssa: Go early to get a spacious site. If you don't care about space, you will probably always find a site i...
Public campground
Ellicott Rock Wilderness
Beth: The actual rock is hard to find!
Public campground
Bear Creek Hunters Camp FDR#62
Bear Creek Hunters Camp FDR#62 is a somewhat extravagant, long-tongued name. But, we can assure you,...
Public campground
Wolf Laurel Hunters Camp
Yet another campground in the Nantahala Forest that can tote the #dispersed moniker. But, regardless...
Public campground
Swan Cabin
Ready to get rustic? Stay a night (or two) at the primitive Swan Cabin. Built in 1931, the three-room...
Public campground
Ammons Branch Campground
“Short, sweet, and to the point. ” Well, maybe not "short"—the sky's the limit at Ammons Branch...
Public campground
Balsam Lake Lodge
Rise and shine in the lap of luxury! Surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Balsam Lake...
Public campground
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Unplug & Awaken Your Serenity!
Kim: This little cabin was a perfect, peaceful spot for an overnight during a long drive from North Carolin...
Direct book$85/night
Fern Creek Tiny House

Fern Creek Tiny House

100% Recommend – 6 Responses
Andrew: This location was incredible. It felt like a home away from home, and Bill & Mary were incredible host...
Request book$80/night
Walnut Hollow Camp

Walnut Hollow Camp

100% Recommend – 10 Responses
Kassidy: We loved our stay on the ranch! The property is beautiful and well taken care of. Charlie, your host, ...
Request book$36/night
Secluded Waterfall Haven
Kim: New favorite campsite!!! It’s hard to overstate how awesome this spot is – and how amazing it was to h...
Request book$75/night
Destination Outdoors
Matt: Summerset Ridge Yurt:  This awesome 16' yurt is conveniently positioned in the middle of a 100 acre...
Direct book$139/night
Glamping in the Smoky Mountains
Liz: Stay in one of our authentic Mongolian yurts with hand painted artwork, sky views, decks, and gorgeous...
Request book$89/night
Breathtaking Blue Ridge Cabin
Melissa: Enjoy a luxurious stay in a 3 BDR/3 BATH cabin in Highlands, NC. Cozy enough for just the two of you,...
Request book$240/night
Special Holiday Tent Camping
Mackenzie: Beautiful area, amenities and activities were not quite what was listed. The camp buildings were aband...
Request book$30/night
Cades Cove Group
Anthony: No tents are necessary if you plan on backpacking.
Public campground
Camping on Blue Creek Farm

Camping on Blue Creek Farm

100% Recommend – 10 Responses
William Reed
William Reed: Samantha and Bruce were great hosts, they love their land and welcoming people into it. Rolling hills ...
Request book$30/night
Eclipse Camping

Eclipse Camping

100% Recommend – 3 Responses
Ari: Awesome spot! There is the Little Tennessee River Greenway right next to the camp ground. Beautiful Ri...
Request book$30/night
Primitive RIver Camping
Jane: Chris’ property is tucked into the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia and is a wonderful place to ...
Direct book$20/night
Mountain "Glamping" Cabin
Terah: The cabin is adorable and located on it's very private and peaceful little mountain close to Sylva, NC...
Request book$49/night
Beechwood Cabin Tent

Beechwood Cabin Tent

100% Recommend – 9 Responses
Andrew: These covered tents are a perfect compromise for wanting to be surrounded by nature, while having a co...
Request book$40/night
Hatch Camp and Art Farm
William Reed
William Reed: Hosts Scott and Nicole are kind and hospitable. The land is being worked into a fly fishing ground. Qu...
Request book$40/night
Waterfall Cove:  a great GLAMP
Emilia: Waterfall Cove glampsite was amazing! Everything I hoped for and more. My friend and her dog enjoyed o...
Direct book$75/night
Chattooga Belle Farm Lakeside
Kassidy: We enjoyed our stay at Chattooga Belle Farm. The Farm has tons of features -- the store, vineyard, cam...
Direct book$30/night
Lukes cabin
Janice: Staying at Lukes cabin will delight honeymooners, single folks as well as families! Surrounded by...
Request book$120/night
Tiptoe through the Garden
Cole: Camp beside a beautifu eco friendly Earth farm and learn all about the area and what it has to offer a...
Direct book$35/night
Blood Mountain Cabins by AT
Traci: Just a few hundred yards from the Appalachian Trail, you will find 13 fully furnished cabins with hot...
Request book$110/night