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Tubing Down Deep Creek!  Deep Creek Panoramic

Tubing

Deep Creek, located nearby Bryson City, NC is the premier spot for whitewater tubing in the South. Deep Creek is fed by mountains streams straight out of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. An inexpensive way to have a great time... the kids will love it! We offer tubes for rent with a discount to our campers and large groups. Tube rental is available from April 1 - October 31.

 

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Fishing

There are two major types of fishing in the North Carolina mountains. In the nearby Fontana, Nantahala, and Santeetlah Lakes you will find walleye, both smallmouth and largemouth bass, and trout. The North Carolina Mountains contain over 4000 miles of trout waters. The species of trout located here are Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout. Trout are stocked on a regular basis into Deep Creek and the Tuckaseege River right down the road. Trout have been caught in the local area that exceed twenty pounds! A valid North Carolina fishing license is required to fish anywhere outside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Inside the National Park, individuals are allowed to fish with either a valid Tennessee or North Carolina fishing license. For more information or to purchase a license online visit:

                                   North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

 

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Hiking

Located in the North Carolina mountains you will find hundreds of miles of hiking trails ranging from easy to the most difficult. If you desire, you can hike a portion of the Cherokee Indian Trail of Tears along Big Snowbird Creek. Additionally, guided hikes are provided inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park... just two minutes down the road from the campground. The primary opportunities for hiking in the local area is along Deep Creek, Nolan Divide, and Thomas Ridge.  There is also a segment of the Appalachian Trail that runs nearby Deep Creek.  The access for most area trails is at the Deep Creek trailhead, from which loops of three to forty miles can be made.  There are three scenic waterfalls located on Indian Creek, walking distance away, for  those who desire to stay around the campground. For more information visit the:
                                            
                                      Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP)

 

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Cherokee Indian Reservation                 

Visit the home of the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, Western North Carolina. A proud people with a rich heritage, the Cherokee Indians have overcome many hurdles during the past three hundred years. Take the opportunity to join with them in their joyous celebration of life and their continued dedication to educate others in the part Native Americans have played in the history of our land. At the Qualla Reservation there are many activities to take part in. Some of the must do's include:

The Oconaluftee Indian Village, a recreated Cherokee Indian village of the 18th century. View crafts, weapons, beadwork, pottery, and historic dwellings. Guided and unguided tours are available. They are open daily May 15th to October 25th from 9AM until 5:30 PM. Admission is $15 for adults and $6 for children aged 6-12.

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian, view historical accounts and artifacts of the Cherokee Indian nation. You will be exposed to the ancient history of the Cherokee people and experience the tragedy of the Trail of Tears where the Cherokee people were uprooted from their ancient homeland. Take part in the triumph of the Cherokee people as they have and continue to overcome obstacles in their path in the battle to maintain their national heritage and to take their place in the modern age. "Definitely a trip worth taking!" They are open daily at 9AM and admission is $9 for adults and $6 for children. Children 6 and under are free.

"Unto These Hills" Outdoor Drama, observe the world renowned dramatic portrayal of the history of the Cherokee people. The outdoor drama portrays the history of the Cherokee people from the 14th century to the 19th century. They are open June 11th through August 21st, with nightly performances. Admission is $22 for reserved seats and for general admission seats- $18 for adults and $8 for children under 12.

Harrah's Cherokee Casino, the newest attraction in Cherokee, North Carolina, enjoy yourself with Las Vegas style gaming and shows. They are open year round and offer plenty of food and fun. For more information call (828) 497-7777, or visit them at:                                                      Harrah's Cherokee Casino

                  Visit: The Official Homepage of the Cherokee Indian Reservation

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1840 W. DEEP CREEK RD.
BRYSON CITY, NC 28713
(828) 488-3302
(828) 488-9665
Fax: (828) 488-2859

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