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
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


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

Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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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

Nantahala National Forest
North Carolina
United States
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35.433° N, 83.752° W
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Tent Only: 26 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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