Deep Creek

Fun things to do in the Smokies, things to do in Bryson City, Family Fun in the Smokies, Deep Creek, Tubing
This beautiful waterfall is only half a mile up the trail at Deep Creek

While enjoying their vacation cabin in the Smoky Mountains, many visitors find that because there are so many beautiful places to visit and fun things to do, they don’t know where to begin! One place that has a little something for everyone is Deep Creek; located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just 3 miles from downtown Bryson City. With its cool streams and beautiful waterfalls, Deep Creek is a must-see when visiting the area.

Many park visitors choose to participate in one of the favorite local summer pastimes at Deep Creek – tubing! Floating down Deep Creek in a tube is a fun, memorable and inexpensive way to cool down while enjoying the area’s natural beauty. (More about tubing in an upcoming blog post!)  If tubing isn’t for you, there are many other things to do. Deep Creek is a wonderful place to go for a picnic and an afternoon hike or trail ride. There are several loop trails that lead to waterfalls, including Juney Whank Falls (0.6 mi.), Three Waterfalls Loop (2.4 mi.), and Deep Creek/Indian Creek Look (4.4 mi.) Longer loop hikes are also possible. There are some trails open for bicycling and horseback riding is also available in the park. Fishing is also permitted for those who purchase a license, which can be easily acquired in Bryson City. (More about fishing in an upcoming blog post soon!)

A trip to Deep Creek may be one of the highlights of your trip to the Great Smoky Mountains in Western North Carolina.  Your Bryson City or Cherokee vacation cabin rental is only a short drive away!

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