FRANKLIN is considered the "GEM CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. Seriously folks! this is a rock hounds paradise. Ask for a listing during your stay!
Cullasaja Falls is just a short drive from the campground. Keep going up the mountain through the gorge to Highlands NC. Its absolutely breathtaking and terrifying if not use to these parts. Nail biter for sure but totally worth it!
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White water rafting or kayaking are available on the famous Nantahala and Ocoee Rivers. Other area streams including the Little Tennessee River are perfect for Canoeing & Tubing. Area Outfitters can accommodate large and small groups, beginners and aces.
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Located at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee is the headquarters for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The city itself is anchored by the Harrah's Cherokee Casino. The tourist-oriented area is rich in outdoor activities for the entire family. The tribe runs a botanical garden, cultural museum, Indian village recreation, historical dramas, and an arts and crafts center.
The Franklin area is rich in its history and our area museums tell the stories both personally and visually. Check out Lazy Hiker Brewing Co and Currahee Brewing CO. If you’re here during one of their weekend shows, bring a lawn chair and enjoy great music, family atmosphere, and large selection of their flavorful beers. Head to Town Square on Saturdays from Memorial Day to Fall for the free Pickin’ On The Square weekly concerts.
Known for our great outdoor recreation, the Franklin area has hundreds of miles of trails to explore. From the world famous Appalachian Trail, to the Little Tennessee River Greenway, there’s a place for each and every level of hiker. Explore the historic trail named after the famous adventure author, The (William) Bartram Trail. The roughly 100-mile-long trail stretches from Georgia to Cheoah Bald in western North Carolina. Take a drive up to mile high Wayah Bald Tower, where the paved path leads you to a 360-degree view of the Nantahala, Blue Ridge, and Smoky Mountains.