Description

Often portrayed as the Yosemite of the East, Panthertown Valley is canvassed with the cool hues of North Carolina’s outlying Blue Ridge Mountains. Snaked with miles and miles of verdure-enveloped, fauna-filled hiking trails and only a few primitive campsites, this area’s a secluded jewel that’s sure to glimmer with tranquility and Instagram-worthy photo opportunities.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, cars, vans, tra...
No. of sites
13
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Fires allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Snow sports
Surfing

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Hipcamper Jack

Panthertown Valley is one of my favorite places in Western North Carolina to backpack and fish! Miles of backcountry trails are open year round to the public at no cost. The views atop the exposed rock faces are very picturesque are worthy of bringing a camera along. If you decide to camp here be sure to bring a bear bag and hang your food! This is a bear sanctuary so there are quite a few in the area.

When you get off the beaten path and follow any of the small streams running through the wilderness area you are likely to find the native Southern Appalachia Brook Trout in these high elevation streams. If you decide to wet a line please keep in mind that the streams in Panthertown Valley are designated as catch and release only!

Hipcamper Alyssa

Absolutely beautiful! Panthertown Valley is great because once you backpack in, you won't see many others! Make sure to bring a bear bag and hang your food away from your campsite!!! The bears are around here :). Also, be cautious crossing the river if you have any open cuts/scrapes or disinfect immediately.

Park
Nantahala National Forest
State
North Carolina
Phone Number
828-524-6441
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
35.138° N, 82.961° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 12 Sites
(Up to people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)