Bryson City Journals

Smokey Mountain Small Town.. Big Fun

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A September 2003 trip to Bryson City by seis

Rocky Waters Campground Photo, Bryson City, North Carolina More Photos
Quote: The welcome sign sums up the feel of this town:"uncrowded and unhurried". Everyone can find something here. This a perfect getaway for families, couples, and seniors.

Rocky Waters Campground

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Rocky Waters Campground Photo, Bryson City, North Carolina
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NOTE: This Campground Shut Down in the early Spring of 2006. Please see Review of Turkey Creek Campground Best Things Nearby:This is located approx. 6 miles from the Nantahala Outdoor Center. The outdoor center boasts lots of outdoor activities including rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking. Also, the campground is located on a paved walking trail, about a mile long, that winds along the river. This is especially good for families traveling with children and bikes. Best Things About the Resort:The river access is the best thing about this campground. It allows for easy access for kayaking and fishi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 7, 2003

Rocky Waters Campground

Bryson City, North Carolina
(828) 321-3660

Yellow Rose Realty

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Yellow Rose Realty (http://yellowroserealty.com) rents several cabin options. We stayed in a three bedroom/two bath near Lake Fontana in between Bryson City and the Nantahala Gorge. We stayed in Creekside Cabin number 615 over Memorial Day Weekend 2006.The motif was definitely grandma country, including floral couches and kitschy crafts, but had all the amenities of home. We especially liked that the home had a grill and hot tub. The master bed and bath are very large and are located upstairs. The bottom bedrooms consisted of a room with two twins and a room with a double. All the beds were comfortable and had plenty of extra linens. Although the property sits across from a small pond and has ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 30, 2007

Yellow Rose Realty
150 Bryson Walk
Bryson City, North Carolina 28713
(800) 528-0760

Nantahala River

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Attraction | "Rafting and Kayaking the Nantahala"

Nantahala River Photo, Bryson City, North Carolina
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The Basics: The Nantahala River is located in western North Carolina. The US Forest Service requires that Nantahala River rafters weigh at least 60 pounds, and all the rafting companies strictly adhere to this regulation. These guidelines are in place due to water temperature and child safety regulations. If you have children under the weight limit, there is the option to raft a slower river with much warmer water (the Tuckaseegee) nearby. The water is very cold, and wetsuits would be advised if rafting in the months outside of June, July, and August. The river is excellent for families, church groups, and beginning rafters. There are numerous outfitters throughout the Nantahala...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 4, 2004

Nantahala River

Bryson City, North Carolina

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

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Attraction | "Smoky Mountain Scenic Train"

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Photo, Bryson City, North Carolina
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FUN! FUN! FUN! For the Whole Family!!! Great Smoky Mountain offers several different packages and destinations throughout the Smoky Mountains. There are also several different cars to choose from including and open-air car, an air-conditioned car, and a dining car. I have ridden the train on three separate occasions with three different groups ranging from my grandparents to my niece and nephew, and everyone has had a great time. I think the open-air car is best weather permitting. This car allows you to see more, and you can interact with the people you pass by on the train route. Note that some of the train rides extend through lunch, and lunch must be purchased with a separate ticket or by re...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 5, 2004

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
226 Everett Street
Bryson City 28713
(828) 586-8811