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Deep Creek Recreation Area

More activities than any other part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Deep Creek entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Deep Creek entrance to the
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Miles of hiking trails
  • Bridge over Deep Creek.
    Vehicles are not allowed, other than NPS.
  • One of the mountains' best tubing creeks
  • Fishing for native trout
  • Tom Branch Falls
  • Indian Creek Falls
  • Juneywhank Falls

We are located in the Deep Creek Valley a half mile from a quiet recreation area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; and just five minutes north of Bryson City, a sleepy mountain town in Western North Carolina. You’ll be delighted with the many activities that are so close to your cabin.

You can take leisurely walks past unique wildflowers to three sparkling waterfalls, or a more active hike along the ridge tops for long-range views.

There are prime fly fishing spots and swimming holes; and of course, tubing the creek is the best way to cool off in the summertime.

In the fall, the Valley and the Park come alive with all the colors of the season. In winter the whole area is quieter and perhaps the best time for a crisp, clear morning and a walk by the Creek.

Take a look at our Directions page for a quick-reference map of Deep Creek.

"Our annual 4th of July stay here was wonderful, as always. Mom and Dad’s Place is so comfortable and conveniently located to all activities in the park or city. Thanks again for your hospitality."

– The Penningroths, Iowa