Kirkland creek

campground & cabins

Activities & Attractions

Tubing on Deep Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just north of Bryson City

Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Elk viewing in the National Park’s lowland valleys in Cherokee

Unto These Hills outdoor drama each summer in Cherokee

Scenic Rail Excursions and special events on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Zip Line rides in the Nantahala Gorge

Fourth of July all-day street festival in Bryson City ending with fireworks

Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River

Stand-up paddleboarding on the Tuckasegee River in downtown Bryson City

You’ll Never Run Out of Things to Do

Kirkland Creek Campground is in the middle of Western North Carolina’s  vast outdoor playground, a central location for dozens of great adventures. The area is anchored by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with entrances just minutes away in Bryson City and Cherokee, and the Nantahala Gorge with its zip lines and white water rafting.

In Bryson City, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad carries upwards of 200,000 riders on its scenic excursions and special events each year. And in nearby Cherokee, cultural attractions like the Oconaluftee Indian Village and the outdoor pageant Unto These Hills entertain thousands each summer.

This page lists some of the area’s most popular activities and attractions. But to know everything there is to do and see in Western North Carolina, visit these pages on  Bryson City’s informative website,

Kirkland Creek Campground & Cabins
1975 Kirklands Creek Road
Bryson City, North Carolina 28713


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