|TRAVEL GUIDE TO BRYSON CITY AND THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS|
A Dozen Ways To Beat The Summer Heat
With Our Cool, Mountain Waters
Nowhere else in the Smokies can you find as many ways to enjoy water as the Bryson City area offers.
From mountain cascades and waterfalls to scenic rivers to the mighty Lake Fontana, you can fish, swim, ski, go boating, tubing, rafting and kayaking. Or if you're more laid back, take an easy walk to three sparkling waterfalls just outside of town.
We've got four exciting rivers, a deep mountain lake, and more crystal clear creeks than you can count.
Want some ideas? Click here for a sampling of cool summer fun on the water.
Swain County Has
Fishing is big in Swain County. So big that it now has its own website — GreatSmokiesFishing.com. The comprehensive guide to fishing in the NC Smokies features a map of twenty-six fishing destinations — mountain trout streams, creeks, rivers and two large lakes.
Bryson City Webcam – Main and Everett Streets
Fishing in the smokies
Steve Claxton and Hazel Creek Featured on The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel came to Swain County for a travel segment on fishing in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. They followed local fishing guide Steve Claxton up Hazel Creek on a rewardng quest for wild mountain trout. The two-minute segment aired on June 12. View the video. >
Downtown Bryson City
Where’s the Post Office? Where’s the Library?
Finding your way around Bryson City is becoming a lot easier thanks to a new wayfinder sign program funded by the Chamber of Commerce and TDA. More than two dozen new signs point the way to the town’s most popular landmarks from Deep Creek to the Road to Nowhere.
Family Friendly, Fun & Free
Things To Do in the Smokies
Upcoming Events in the North Carolina Smokies
Printable Event Schedule (pdf)
The Dinosaur Train Is In Town! July 25-27 & August 1-3. All ages are sure to enjoy this adventure-filled train ride with music, stories, Nature Trackers Club guidebook and activities area! More info
Entertainment: At Bryson City Train Depot. Saturdays at 6:30, June thru October. July 26 features Porch 40 (pictured) playing a mix of jazz, indie, and motown. Schedule. At Stecoah Valley Center - Summer Concert Series features The Special Consensus playing bluegrass, July 26. Schedule. At Smoky Mtn Center in Frankin - Travis Tritt, July 26. More info At Harrah's – Collective Soul, July 24. More info.
New Location! Swain County's Farmers Market - Fridays, 9 am - 1 pm, May-October. Island Street at the big barn (first street North of the Everett Street Bridge) Map (pdf).
Friday night family movies on an outdoor screen! Starting at dusk (approx. 8:45 pm) behind the red caboose on Everett Street. Bring a chair and enjoy Hook, July 25. More info
Vacation Guides Available
To order your copy of the 88-page Great Smokies Vacation Planner, click here.
But there's no need to wait for your copy to arrive by mail. You can view the digital version online right now! Simply flip through the pages in your web browser.
It's a great reference guide to events, places to stay and dine, and things to do... right here in the Smokies.
Click on a month or an underlined date to view scheduled events
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Bryson City - Swain County
Chamber of Commerce
210 Main Street
P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713
Karen Proctor Wilmot
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THE PARK'S QUARTERLY NEWS
Smokies Guide Available Online
Most visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have picked up a copy of the 16-page quarterly Smokies Guide at a visitors center. And now you can read it online before your visit to the Smokies.