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Nantahala National Forest


Nantahala National Forest (visit website)

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National Forest Campground Information.

CABLE COVE ~ Off Hwy 28 near Fontana Lake – 26 campsites, flush toilets, no showers; boat launch ramp

CHEOAH POINT ~ On Lake Santeetlah – 18 tent/camper sites, 6 RV sites with electricity/water, 2 cabins, 2 bathhouses with toilets/hot water showers, boat launch ramp; reservations required for RV sites and cabins

HORSE COVE ~ Near Lake Santeetlah – 17 campsites, flush toilets, no showers

TSALI ~ Off Hwy 28 near Fontana Lake – 42 campsites, 38 mi. of bike/horse trails, showers, flush toilets, boat launching ramp, 38 miles of multi-use trails; boat launch ramp nearby
(NF Campgrounds open mid-April thru October, depending on weather. All have drinking water and will accommodate trailers. First-come, first-served basis, unless otherwise noted)

RATTLERFORD GROUP CAMPGROUND ~ Adjacent to Joyce Kilmer Forest – 4 campsites which accommodate up to 25 people per site, flush toilets, hot showers (reservations/payment required at least 3 weeks in advance)

PRIMITIVE & ROADSIDE CAMPING ~ is permitted throughout the Cheoah Distirct, unless otherwise posted, must pack out all trash and bury all human waste, Many areas in Big Santeetlah and Big Snowbird drainage are popular for camping. A few vault toilets are available. Camping stay is limited to 14 days. Additional information and rates/campsite available at Cheoah Ranger District