On US 64 between Franklin and Murphy in the Nantahala National Forest sits an incredible campground called Standing Indian. It is at the headwaters of the famed Nantahala River and it is beautiful. Two loops are so isolated with rhodos and other understory trees it is as you are camping in the middle of the woods with nobody around. There are no campgrounds in the park that can hold a candle to the secluded nature of the campsites there.
While it is out of the way from hustle and bustle of the national park, the AT crosses the area, there are local hikes within the area and the creeks are fantastic for kids. I highly recommend to those who are into camping to check out Standing Indian. 30 sites are reservable and 50 are first come, first served. They have a day use area and picnic facilties too.