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04-07-2008, 13:07
Can anyone tell me what the campsite in/or right outside of Boiling springs is like? Are there hammock trees or is it just flat ground?

04-07-2008, 13:09
Just a clearing in an old hayfield as I remember. Right next to a busy RR Track. May be able to find a couple of trees around the edges, but I wouldn't count on it. Practice going to ground before you plan on this site for a hammock.

04-07-2008, 13:58
There is no permanent privy - port-a-pot is rented by the Cumberland Valley A.T. club for high thru-hiker use periods only - and even then it's probably that club's major expense.

There is no water at the site - the water tap is on back side of ATC office in downtown Boiling Springs about 1/2 mile trail-north.

Some hikers from previous years might remember an old stone house next to the site - that's been demolished.

When I lived in B.S. a train came through at 2:30 a.m. :D

04-07-2008, 14:54
I wouldnt stay there, but that's me. I hate being next to RR tracks.

04-07-2008, 15:38
Garmanhaus BB on the other side of lake allows tenting in yard $1.00 no shower no toilet

hammock engineer
04-08-2008, 01:34
I heard there are lots of trains going though there all night. I remember tons of hammock sites a mile or so south of it and a little more of the town.