While our trip to Standing Indian, a campground in the Nantahala National Forest in NC was from last year, it may be timely for any of you in the Atlanta area looking for a nice camping destination and a temperature reprieve.
Standing Indian is a very basic campground (no electric, no water… nada), located in a most beautiful part of North Carolina (located a few miles west of downtown Franklin). Because of its elevation (I think about 2,000+ feet but don’t quote me) it remains cool even on scorching days in Atlanta.
Great hiking, beautiful views, and quiet are really the watchwords here.
Should your epicurean voice sing out at night, swing into Franklin where Caffé Rel serves up some unbelievably great food (crab bisque is superb). I will warn you – the restaurant is located in a gas station (yes, a gas station) and it only takes cash. But get there early – no reservations and all the locals know it for what it is – fabulous!