Autumn has finally arrived! The Joyce Kilmer Camping Weekend, an SCCC Event, will take place from Friday October 20 through Sunday October 22 (3 nights) Rattler Ford Group Campground is located in the Nantahala National Forest, not too far from Robbinsville, North Carolina. Site #4 at the group camp provides picnic tables, multiple places for tents, restrooms with showers, a fire pit, and it is located next to a mountain stream.
The location is ¼ mile south from the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest which is an old growth forest named in memory of poet Joyce Kilmer (1886–1918), best known for his poem "Trees". The camping location near Lake Santeetlah and the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness allows for road riding, hiking, fishing, canoeing/kayaking or just enjoying the great outdoors.
Rattler Ford is easily accessible via Robbinsville, NC or routing yourself through Chattanooga, TN. The Cherohala Skyway, a National Scenic Byway connecting Tellico Plains, Tennessee with Robbinsville, North Carolina, rises to over 5400 feet above sea level and provides spectacular views of the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests.
Dust off your camping gear, plan your food for the weekend, and think about the adult beverages you like to enjoy as this part of North Carolina is dry. Everyone is welcome and the SCCC would like to see many club members attend. For more information, please contact Gretchen Everts: firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-426-8209.
You can register for this great annual event on the webpage (remember to login first). Or if you prefer, you can email or call Gretchen. Either way is fine. Hope to see you at the Fall Campout!