Ammon Branch, Nantahala Camping
In the winter on most of these “dispersed camping” areas throughout our National Forests the answer is not much. And that makes them a pretty decent option for a winter camp site. The sites are generally just off the road, are marked, and are barebones. At Ammons Branch east of Highlands, the four dispersed sites have picnic tables and lantern hangers, and they share a pit toilet. And did we mention they’re free and have no gate hours?
Fee free and great hiking and fishing nearby to boot.
More info: Nantahala National Forest
Photo: Home, sweet home — even if it is along a gravel road.
City: Highlands (vicinity)
No. of campsites: 4
No. with hookups: none
No. without hookups: all
Primitive sites: 4
Gate hours: None
Quiet hours: None
Stuff to do nearby: hike, fish