Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina Mountains

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  • The drive through the are is definitely worth doing. There are many picnic spots along the river and places to get into the river to wade or fish. Some areas have fee parking. I saw my first Hellbende...  more »
  • We rode our motorcycle through this National Forest and were amazed at the beauty of the land. Mountains, rock, rivers, streams, waterfalls and more. The sky was so blue and the trees looked so tall. ...  more »
  • The Nantahala National Forest is too large and diverse to adequately review as a singular place to visit. The area of my liking is that remote section of upper Santeelah Creek which is reached by driv...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful!! Needs protecting just like the rest of our national forests around the country. Please if you ever visit and appreciate its amazing Beauty, give it a good review on any website any social media platform. Doesn't matter what one, help make sure people know that this is important to us Americans, our national Forests.
  • What a great place to visit from boating, hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting or kayaking, horseback riding, jeep tours, zip lines, truly a great outdoor paradise. I'm lucky I live here, you should live where you vacation. It just makes life sweeter. Come and visit you'll meet some of the nicest people in the country.
  • Beautiful Southern Mountain Forest. Many adventures await. Plenty of camping areas, including full amenities to primitive. Over 60 miles of hiking trails and some beautiful waterfalls. Rafting is available from outfitters along with horseback riding. Great motorcycle riding backroads.
  • My absolute favorite places I've EVER been are HERE!! I love this place. I've loved here seven years and go hiking as often as possible with our family. There are lakes, Creeks everywhere! Trails alllllll over, and local country culture for gifts and entertainment. The scenery can not be topped on this side of the Continental divide!! I love Western North Carolina!!
  • Beautiful space, everyone on the staff has been incredibly helpful and welcoming and the catered meals were delicious. The only hic up on the whole trip was a mix up with our reservations. We ended up with a few random strangers staying in our girl's cabin when we had planned on having the whole cabin to ourselves. Normally that would be a catastrophic mistake, but we haven't seen the guys much, and every door had a key card access so the main impact was that some people had to share a hall bathroom with them.
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