Well, I can't argue with the price. The Ammons Branch Campground is free. No charge at all. It's quite a beautiful and isolated campground in the Nantahala National Forest not far from Cashiers. The literature I read on it stated that it had a vault toilet and seven campsites suitable for tents or RVs. No hookups, no water. However, upon arriving, we discovered that there are, in fact, only five campsites, and of those five, only one is suitable for any kind of RV. As no one was there, we nabbed it. It's the first campsite on the left as you drive in and is below the stairs leading up to the vault toilet.
This is a great campsite to use as a basecamp for all kinds of hikes and for fishing if you're into fly fishing for native brook trout. Many trout streams are within a mile or two of the campground, including the infamous Chatooga River.
We stayed two nights and during that time not one other person so much as set foot in the campground. At night, the stars were very intense and we had a good time star gazing. There are lots of places to see in close proximity if you're into hiking or looking at waterfalls. There are more waterfalls in this three-county area than just about anywhere I've ever been. Quite literally hundreds of waterfalls to be found.
The directions we had to the campground were good, with one unfortunate exception. We took SC11 to SC130 to SC107. The directions then instructed us to take Bullpen Road to the campground. Unfortunately, the sign for Bullpen Road is gone, so we couldn't locate the turn and it took quite some time for us to locate the campground. Be aware that Bullpen Road is directly across the road from a lot where truck trailers are parked. You'll see about a score of empty semi-trailers parked directly across from Bullpen Road.
<div align="center">Whiteside Mountain, as seen from near the campground on Whiteside Cove Road.
<div align="center">The sign at the entrance to the campground on Bullpen Road.</div>