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Martin's Nest Nantahala

· Bryson City, Swain, North Carolina
8 acres hosted by Jim K.
1 RV/tent site · 1 tent site
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Near Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Clingmans Dome Visitor Center.
The creek in front of the property is available for use. Great for soaking when the weather gets hot and it's shallow enough to just bring a folding chair. Fish? Yes, there are some trout in there. Got kids? Build a dam! Go for a creek walk! Great hiking at the Wesser Creek Road. A fire tower with great view is about 4.5 miles up that trail. Water source (spring) available at the top. NOC is just down the road, of course. Food, public restrooms. The works. This land was once a hillside farm, after it was first logged early in the last century. They used to grow corn all over the hillside, then let the cows up there to graze and eat up the stalks. If you look closely, you might find some barbed wire in an old oak here and there.
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55 ratings · 45 reviews
Laney O.recommends
November 19, 2023
#1 - Base Camp
Beautiful view! A bit of a tight left turn onto the road of the campsite. Found the chairs set out up top and sat to enjoy the view. Felt very private!
Taylor M.recommends
November 15, 2023
#2 - Wildercamp
This was awesome! We went in November and it was great. The bathroom was well set up away from the camping are and it felt pretty far away from the road, just what we wanted.
Darren S.recommends
October 24, 2023
#1 - Base Camp
I really enjoyed tent camping on Jim's land. The site was very nice and quiet and I will be returning
Greer M.recommends
October 24, 2023
#2 - Wildercamp
AMAZING in the Fall!
We had the best time at the Wildercamp! Our group of six stayed with three tents and more than enough room, plus we just happened to catch the fall leaves at their peak. Views were lovely, and we felt nice and secluded despite being only a few hundred feet from the road.
Dillion W.recommends
October 23, 2023
#1 - Base Camp
Very close to NOC center!
Easy to find and very close to any outdoor activity you may want to do. I 100% recommend this place
Melissa W.recommends
October 16, 2023
#1 - Base Camp
peaceful with great view
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at base camp! We were there during the week and had the whole place to ourselves, except for one night. Even with other campers, there is plenty of space and privacy for each site. We looked forward to having our coffee or evening cocktail up on the "terrace", taking in the view. There are enough trails on the property for a little morning walk, and I loved the club moss and found some lion's mane that I left intact. This is a perfect place to stay at the heart of Nantahala National Forest. It was so convenient to be right next to the rafting and zip lining at NOC, and just a short drive into town for dinner and a beer. We would definitely stay here again!
Bryson City, Swain, North Carolina, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), and Miccosukee First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jim K.Joined in March 2021
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