What’s Your Style of Camping?

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!

Find a Bryson City campground for your next getaway. Search by name, by amenities, by community area, or by amenities plus area. Click on thumbnails to enlarge.

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  • Community

  • Big Bear’s RV Park

    Contact Name: Brian Estes
    Address: PO Box 1655
    Bryson City

    Creekside sites now available! Large spacious sites. Big Rig accessible. Easy access with pull thru sites available. Quiet, relaxing location. Full hook-ups (water, sewer, 30/50 Amp Electric, Wifi). Conveniently located approximately 1 mile from downtown Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

  • Deep Creek Tube Ctr & Campg’d

    Address: 1090 West Deep Creek Rd.
    Bryson City

    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.

  • Country Girls RV Park

    Contact Name: Laura P Mitchell
    Address: 1367 Hyatt Creek Road
    Bryson City

    Conveniently located only 1/4 of a mile from the Swain County Event Center and on the bank of the  Tuckaseegee River, our quiet campground offers 55 large RV sites each with a riverside deck, fire ring and picnic table, tent sites, large, clean bathhouse, and easy access to either Bryson City or Cherokee via US 19 or Hwy 74 West. 

  • Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground

    Contact Name: Freda Livingston
    Address: 755 East Alarka Road
    Bryson City

    Conveniently located between Bryson City and the Nantahala River, and Tsali Recreation Area. Quiet Mountainside Camping offering 30 and 50 amp pull through sites, group camping areas, Hammock sites, tent sites and cabins by the creek. All sites include picnic table and fire ring. Clean bath house

  • Timberlake Campground

    Address: 3270 Conleys Creek Road

    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!

  • Tumbling Waters Campground

    Address: 1612 Panther Creek Rd.

    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.

  • Fort Wilderness Campground

    Contact Name: Cindy Roestenberg
    Address: 284 Fort Wilderness Road

    Located in Cherokee, North Carolina, our family-friendly facilities include 130 sites on ten acres in the Great Smoky Mountains. Convenient to U.S. 441, but far off the beaten path, you’ll find quiet and solitude, with plenty of facilities and amenities to make your Great Smokies vacation a memorable one! Convenient and close to many activities and attractions including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, trophy fishing, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, shopping and dining, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, and more.

  • Please Do Not Bring Your Own Firewood

    This video explains why…

    Camping in the Smokies

    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.

    Bryson City - Swain County
    Chamber of Commerce

    210 Main Street
    P.O. Box 509
    Bryson City, NC 28713

    Karen Proctor Wilmot
    Executive Director

    800-867-9246 toll-free

    828-488-3681 local

    828-488-6858 fax

    Free 2018 Travel Guide to the Smokies — Includes the Official 2018 All Aboard for the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.