Description

Sheltered under a mature hardwood forest, Cable Cove Recreation Area provides spacious, shaded tent camping sites next to a stream. Make some waves on the easily accessible Lake Fontana or leave some footprints on the nearby Appalachian Trail.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
26 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cable Cove Recreation Area.

Beach
Forest
Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Doug
Doug C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 29th, 2017

I have camped there for several years in June. The campground is well maintained, but bring your own toilet paper and shower tent.. The three hydrants provide good water. Only once was a neighboring group too rowdy after midnight, and I had to go and have a talk with them. Fontana Lake is beyond beautiful in that area, with wilderness on both sides. It is directly across the lake for Hazel Creek, the nicest flat water paddle I have ever done.

Hipcamper Vivian
Vivian P.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2018

bring your own toilet paper and lots of light for the night

Park
Nantahala National Forest
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
Phone Number
828-524-6441
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
35.433° N, 83.752° W
Unknown price
Tent Only: 26 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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