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muskrat creek shelter - appalachian trail database
"Not A bad shelter (to be right beside the trail). super easy for water (right behind shelter). Enjoyed the stay and the company."
Yahtzee '01, 10/28/06
"Has the distinction as first stopping pt in NC, therefore, a little celebration shelter. Always in good spirits when there. Great camping beyond along the ridge. Can add a mile or so if you want. The area around the shelter is a little dark, but overall a plus."
"it was a great shelter and it was well kept. i was amazed at the number of people there! i mostly enjoyed the sites around it. "
"Stopped in for an early dinner in April. Nice covered cooking area attached. Water source (Muskrat Creek) was already low but clear.
I heard several tenters complain that the nearby sites weren't very level. I passed several nice sites next to the Trail over the next two miles."
"Nice "Nantahala" style shelter.(Covered,graveled area in the front with table and benches) I have never seen the water source dry. Privy nearby. A few campsites nearby. If you stay at this shelter be sure to check out "Raven cliffs". (Blue blaze trail just south of the creek)"
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