Horse Cove Campground

Robbinsville, North Carolina

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Horse Cove is an unpretentious, small campground adjacent to playful Santeetlah (San-TEE-lah) Creek. Located primarily along Horse Cove Branch, a tributary of Santeetlah Creek, its minimal facilities have an unpolished, old-time feel. In a way, it is two campgrounds: the lower 6 being year-round sites and the upper 11 warm-weather sites. The lower, year-round sites on Santeetlah Creek are across Forest Service Road 416 from the main campground and have a spur road of their own. A pit toilet is the only amenity, although water is available from a spigot in summer and from the creek in winter. These sites overlook Santeetlah Creek from a heavily wooded knoll.
The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas

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The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

Horse Cove is an unpretentious, small campground adjacent to playful Santeetlah (San-TEE-lah) Creek. Located primarily along Horse Cove Branch, a tributary of Santeetlah Creek, its minimal facilities have an unpolished, old-time feel. In a way, it is two campgrounds: the lower 6 being year-round sites and the upper 11 warm-weather sites.

The lower, year-round sites on Santeetlah Creek are across Forest Service Road 416 from the main campground and have a spur road of their own. A pit toilet is the only amenity, although water is available from a spigot in summer and from the creek in winter. These sites overlook Santeetlah Creek from a heavily wooded knoll.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Robbinsville
Season: April-October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Horse Cove Campground

Recent Trail Reviews

10/5/2009
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Horse Cove Campground is located in the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest (one of the last old growth forests in the southeastern US). Camp sites are located in a cove on the banks of a moderately-sized stream, are semi-private and can accommodate tents through RVs. (Didn't see hookups.) Restroom facilities clean and adequate but without showers. Convenient to wilderness trailheads and Kilmer Memorial loop (w/ very large trees). Closest supplies 5 miles outside park. Will definitely add to return list.



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