TRAVEL GUIDE TO BRYSON CITY AND THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

LODGING IN THE SMOKIES

However You Like to Camp – Tent, Pop-up, RV, or Camping Cabin – You'll Find a Great Spot in Bryson City

How about a Smokey Mountain vacation under the stars? For years, Bryson City campgrounds have been welcoming visitors to the great outdoors in the mountains of Western North Carolina. There are small, family run campgrounds and larger facilities too. Most have full hookups as well as tent sites. Some campgrounds have cabins and camping cabins. You can even stay in a yurt!

Even though our Western North Carolina campgrounds are "away from it all," you'll find yourself close to all the things there are to do in the Smoky Mountains. Go for a hike, ride the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking. But if you just want to hang out at the campground, you're likely to find swimming pools, campfires, volleyball, tubing, even trout fishing.

Some Bryson City campgrounds are open year-round, some seasonally. And if you want to bring along the family pet, there's a Bryson City pet-friendly campground that you both will love.

Use the accommodations finder (right) to search our directory of Smoky Mountain campgrounds. One will be just right for you.

Our Smokey Mountain campgrounds are one hour west of Asheville, just three hours from Atlanta and Charlotte, and two hours from Greenville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.

Commercial Campgrounds in the
Bryson City, North Carolina Area

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Map of areas of Swain County

Timberlake Campground

 Campers and RV
 Full hookup
 Hot Showers
 Internet Access
 Laundry
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
 Tent Sites
Address:
3270 Conleys Creek Road
Whittier, NC 28789
Area of Swain County: Whittier
Phone 828-497-7320
Located east of Bryson City. 150 acres, spacious campsites. Fishing, swimming, boating, hiking trail, clean restrooms, hot showers, laundry, electricity, water, disposal station. Mobile home for rent by the week. Open May through October. Two ponds on the property for swimming, floats available!

Nantahala-Wesser Campground

 Campers and RV
 Full hookup
 Hot Showers
 Internet Access
 Laundry
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
 Tent Sites
Address:
200 Wesser Creek Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Nantahala Gorge
Phone 828-488-8708
Our campground is located just 20 minutes from numerous attractions in the area. We have 25 primitive sites on our campground. Some of our campsites are right next to Wesser Creek. We do not have hookups, but tent campers and campers with popups and truck back campers are welcome.

Tumbling Waters Campground

 Campers and RV
 Full hookup
 Hot Showers
 Internet Access
 Laundry
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
 Tent Sites
Address:
1612 Panther Creek Rd.
Almond, NC 28702
Area of Swain County: Almond
Phone 828-479-3814
Located on Panther Creek, 1-1/2 miles off NC 28, between Bryson City and Fontana Dam. Open March 1st to December 1st. All sites have full hookups for electric, water and sewer. Hot showers and clean restrooms available for all campers. Volleyball court, horseshoe pit, pavilion with full kitchen and coin laundry. Outdoor Trout farm. Free pole, bait and cleaning! Trout $3.00 per pound.

Lost Mine Campground

 Campers and RV
 Full hookup
 Hot Showers
 Internet Access
 Laundry
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
 Tent Sites
Address:
1000 Silvermine Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Nantahala Gorge
Phone 828-488-6445
Located 12.7 miles west of Bryson City. Tents, pop-ups, small trailers (under 21 feet). All wooded campsites along creek, water and electricity on some sites. Open April through October.

Cherokee KOA Resort

 Campers and RV
 Full hookup
 Hot Showers
 Internet Access
 Laundry
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
 Tent Sites
Address:
92 KOA Kampground Road
Cherokee, NC 28719
Area of Swain County: Cherokee
Phone 828-497-9711
TF 800-825-8352
Phone 828-497-6776
Resort camping on the river. Swimming pool, 25 person hot tub, lighted tennis court, fantastic trout fishing, free shopping and casino shuttle to Cherokee, movies, tubing, horseback riding, weekend entertainment, Park tours. 400 sites, 106 Kamping Kabins!. Open all year!

Hide Away Campground

 Campers and RV
 Full hookup
 Hot Showers
 Internet Access
 Laundry
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
 Tent Sites
Address:
25 Shuler Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Bryson City
Phone 828-488-2083
Come relax in the mountains at the Hideaway Campground. Centrally located on US Hwy 19 between Bryson City and Cherokee with 18 full hookups. We also have remote tenting, hot showers, laundry room and a pool. Wireless Internet access. Lodge can sleep group of 35.

Ela Campground and RV Park

 Campers and RV
 Full hookup
 Hot Showers
 Internet Access
 Laundry
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
 Tent Sites
Address:
5100 Ela Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Ela
Phone 828-488-2410
Looking for a great place to go camping in the Smoky Mountains? Whether you are traveling with a tent or motorhome, you'll love the quiet, shady Ela Campground on the Tuckaseigee River midway between Bryson City and Cherokee.

P & J Campground

 Campers and RV
 Full hookup
 Hot Showers
 Internet Access
 Laundry
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
 Tent Sites
Address:
160 Ashe Lane
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Deep Creek
Phone 828-488-6841
Campground on Deep Creek. Full hookup, hot showers, 1 cabin with air conditioning. 10-15 camper or tent spaces.

Deep Creek Tube Ctr & Campg'd

 Campers and RV
 Full hookup
 Hot Showers
 Internet Access
 Laundry
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
 Tent Sites
Address:
1090 West Deep Creek Rd.
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Deep Creek
Phone 828-488-6055
50 campsites nestled in the Deep Creek valley with view of the mountains and the soothing sounds of Deep Creek. Full hook-ups, 30 or 50 amp and primitive sites. 1 mile from the GSMNP. Tubing, camp store, trout fishing, volleyball, laundry, playground, and 2 clean bathhouses on site. Open April-November.

Turkey Creek Campground

 Campers and RV
 Full hookup
 Hot Showers
 Internet Access
 Laundry
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
 Tent Sites
Address:
PO Box 93
Almond, NC 28702
Area of Swain County: Almond
Phone 828-488-8966
Located on Hwy. 28N, 2 miles from Junction 19&74. Large campsites, 20 amp power service. Raised tent pads. Internet access facilities. Open March through November.

Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground

 Campers and RV
 Full hookup
 Hot Showers
 Internet Access
 Laundry
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
 Tent Sites
Contact: Terry Haughton
Address:
755 East Alarka Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Alarka
Phone 828-488-3672
Five miles south of Bryson City on E. Alarka Road. Open May 1 through October 30. 50 sites, 20 full hookups, 8 water and electric, 18 pull throughs, 22 tent sites. Group camping and family reunions. Rustic cabin rentals. Cleanest of bathhouses. Natural stream for kids. Home of the Carolina Canoe Club for 12 years.
 
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Bryson City, NC 28713

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