This was a great family campground. Plenty for the kids to do, including gem mining, feeding goats and several playgrounds. Plus you can rent tubes and drive a short distance into the national park for some fun tubing. The campground fills up, and most of your neighbors will be in RVs, but everyone was respectful and quiet during our stay. A dish sink outside the bathrooms made cleaning up from meals a cinch. It's also amazingly close to Bryson City, but you wouldn't be able to tell once your in the campground. Try to get a spot on the river, sites 1-10, but we stayed in 12 and it was fine. There are plenty of trees for shade, and this area of WNC rains a good amount, so everything is very green. Staff were all very friendly and helpful.
Have been here twice with my 3 kids. LOVE it! The staff has always been friendly and helpful with any questions. The tubing is great! Location is perfect. It’s very peaceful and quite but close to town. Private restrooms with heat and hot showers are definitely a plus!
Very clean and well organized, right on Deep Creek!
yea technically you are just outside of the great smoky mountain national park, but its so much fun here. Great spot to be on the NC side of the smokies. Hot showers and a big variety of camping options. Hook ups, tents whatever you need! Small enough to be quaint and quiet! Reserve early!
This place is rad! Keep finding awesome little spots in and around the great smoky mountains. This is a quiet and fun family spot with accommodation options for everyone plus TUBING!!! Great way to cool off on a hot summer day in the Carolina!
Campground review: Located in Bryson City, N.C. on Deep Creek, this campground has around 50 sites with full hookups. There are tent sites, RV sites (some directly on the creek) and also cabin rentals. The office is a gift shop with souvenirs, basic camping needs and hand -scooped ice cream. There are tube rentals at the entrance as well as gem mining and a petting zoo with goats. There are 2 coin-operated laundry facilities at the campground that are very affordable. You can put in your tube at one side of campground and float to end of tent sites to get out (15-20 minutes total float) or drive up the road a bit to Smoky Mountain Deep Creek entrance for a longer run of about 2-3 hours and end up back in camp. Our first time experience here was a little tainted by some grouchy staff and no wi-fi even though it was advertised. There were also multiple power outages during our week stay that were finally fixed. This would not keep us from coming back to the serenity of this creekside camping. There are many things to do in town as well. Train rides, antiques and lots of trendy shops and restuarants. This town is up and coming. Fontana Lake is nearby where you can fish, boat and swim. We met new friends who we plan to return with next summer. Product review: Palmilla Notched Tank from Toad & Co. is light and comfortable. I wore it on a hike into Deep Creek entrance of Great Smoky Mountain N. P. for several hours while we walked along the creek to see waterfalls. The fit is great and love the vibrant cedar orange color.