Swain County Quilt Trail

East Alarka Mountains

East Alarka Mountains

Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground
755 East Alarka Road
Bryson City, NC 28713


For many years the Oliver family owned hundreds of acres on East Alarka. In the early 1950s Mr. Ralph Wiggins purchased a tract of land previously owned by an Oliver family member. He built a big red barn, which became known as a landmark for the community. Upon his death, his wife established Red Barn Campground and began having square dancing every Saturday night. After her death, John & Freda Livingston purchased the property and established Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground. This barn still stands today looking out at the East Alarka Mountains, which we honor with our quilt square.

GPS Coordinates: 35.37594,-83.456282

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

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