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Standing Indian Campground Professional Review and Guide
"According to Cherokee legend, a warrior was once posted on top of a certain mountain to look out for a flying monster that had snatched a child from a nearby village. The villagers prayed to the Great Spirit to annihilate the monster. A violent storm struck the mountain, reducing it to rock and turning the lookout warrior into a stone “standing Indian.”"
--Johnny Molloy, The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas (Menasha Ridge Press).
Had a great time. Very clean and lots to do. I live in Charlotte with my wife and 2 kids. We will often choose to go here if we are only doing a single night trip because it cuts 45 minutes to an hour off a trip to the smokies. Would have given it 5 stars but the camp sites are a little too close together for my taste. Still, for a quick family trip, its perfect.
Took 11 Boy Scouts backpacking, EXCELLENT facility for backpacking. We camped at Shinny Creek and Jacob's Branch Campsites. We hiked on the HQ Trail to Jacob's Branch and hiked back down the High Shoals Falls Trail. The falls are gorgeous. The campistes were clean. There can be difficult climbs and descents.
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