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Bryson City’s Weather Is Great For Outdoor Activities Year ‘Round

Few climates anywhere in the world can match the year-round pleasant nature of Swain County’s climate. The lack of seasonal extremes allows for frequent outdoor activities and comfortable living throughout the year. Among the most valued aspects of Bryson City’s climate are the cool summer nights which have lured visitors to the area for generations.

In the Bryson City area, July temperatures reflect an average daily high of 84 degrees and an average low of 62.4 degrees. Winter temperatures, while cool, are not uncomfortable. The average daily high in January is 47.5 degrees, while the average low is 26 degrees.


Beat the Heat Index: 10 Ways to Cool Off in the Smoky Mountains (And It’s Not All About Water)

Of course the mountains are probably already cooler than where you live.

The Sublime Pleasure of Winter Trout Fishing

Fish are hungry in the winter, too.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Provides Road Conditions by Text Message or Online

You can be notified of the status of the Park’s four most popular roads — Newfound Gap (U.S. 441), Little River Road, Laurel Creek Road, and Cades Cove Loop Road — by opting to get text messages to your cell phone. Simply text: ‘follow smokiesroadsnps‘ to 40404. To stop receiving the text message alerts, text ‘stop smokiesroadsnps‘ to the same number. Standard text rates will apply.

You can get that same information via the Internet by going to to read recent road notification postings. This is a Twitter website maintained by the Park, but anybody can access it at any time without having to establish a Twitter account.

Have a Twitter account? Go to the site listed above and click the “follow” button to see the updates on your own account page and receive the notifications in the manner you specify.

Bryson City - Swain County
Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713

Karen Proctor
Executive Director


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