This is our fourth stay at Deep Creek and I love it here. We camped on the mountain view site #28. This campground is privately owned by a wonderful couple who have worked so hard to improve the campground each year. This year we enjoyed a new bathhouse with 7 private bath/shower rooms. Everything is spotless. The campstore has lots of what you need as well as an Blue Bell ice cream cones and a wide porch with rocking chairs to enjoy them. Next to the store are the owner's very entertaining goats. There is a variety of playgrounds for children all all ages (including a volleyball net for the teens). You can rent tubes and tube the creek the length of the campground. The creek is perfect with lots of rocks for "white water". The mountain view sites are very spacious and have a nice view. The creekside sites tend to be a little tighter, but you are on the creek! The town of Bryson City is very quaint with shops and lots of restaurant choices. There is a railroad in town for a day trip. We will most definitely return for a fifth visit. This is a don't miss campground. We camped at Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground in a Motorhome.
It has been some years since we used this campground and I can say they have made many improvements and it appears they are still in the process of making more. Grounds were very well kept and clean. Lots of play stuff for kids. Great location. There is a lot to do in Bryson City. Will be back as this place is a great campground with wonderful folks who work there and make it a great experience for a vacation. We camped at Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground in a Travel Trailer.
What a great campground. It was central to lots of activities, including tubing on Deep Creek, and tons of water adventures hosted by many different outfits on Highway 19. We also spent time in Cherokee and Maggie Valley, which are no more than 30 minutes away. We camped at the back with the mountain view, due to needing 50 amp for camper. But the creek-side spots were really the best (they only have two 50 amp spots in this section). The campground is very neat and the owners and staff were always very friendly and ready to help you find places and things to do. I would highly recommend this campground. We camped at Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $35.00
We stayed during the off season, so the campground was not full. By the end of the week, most of the waterfront sites were full however, which did show that these sites are tight and with no privacy. The sounds of the creek was a definite plus and helped with possible noise issues. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. The bathrooms were older, but clean. We would definitely stay here again. During peak season, we'd be tempted to go for the mountain view sites, in order to get more space. We camped at Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $33.00
Park is clean, everything worked, staff is friendly and helpful. Laundry facility was clean and a $1.50 for wash and $1.50 for the dryer. Shower facilities was dated but clean. The Wi-Fi worked well, cable was analog (no digital channels) so I had to use our amplifier with our digital TV. We stayed in the upper section not down by the river. Very nice playgrounds for the kids. The only complaint I would have is that our site was not level resulting is a very tall first step up and down. The class A next to us has some problem also. We were in site #29. The city roads are very narrow and you must navigate some tight turns in Bryson City. We would stay here again. We camped at Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $38.00
This was a very busy campground, lots of people having fun. It was by the river, quiet & relaxing in the evening. Even the few motorcycles that came in, came in quietly. Much to do in the area, very nice little town, good food, good beer at the Nantahala Brewery, about a mile from the state park. The train ride over Fontanta Lake was spectacular. Lots of good comments about the campground. Will come back. We camped at Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $30.00
This is a very clean park, the mountain view sites are nice and large with cable, the riverfront sites appear to be a little smaller and have no cable. We had no problem getting our 5th wheel level. Owners and staff are wonderful people, very huggable, we enjoyed getting to know them all. There is a large play area for kids and a tube center right at the park. The campground is very near the Smokey Mountain National Park and lots of north western NC attractions. We hope to be back someday. We camped at Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
After exhaustive research, we chose this campground for a birthday trip for my husband. After reading all the reviews, we were prepared for the narrow road. A bit more narrow after encountering an 18 wheeler going the other direction! We were directed to our site and someone helped my husband get the camper positioned just right. The staff was friendly and helpful. We didn't participate in the tubing, but it would definitely appeal to the kids! Very family friendly, and we have recommended it to our friends, with and without campers! We would love to go back again. We camped at Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved this campground and will definitely be back! Immaculately maintained buildings and grounds. Most of the time you are dealing directly with the owners and they are the sweetest, nicest people you'd ever want to meet. Don't forget to get an ice cream cone at the general store on site. The tubing was a blast. There are large play areas in open fields, a log play fort, a sand volleyball court, tether-ball courts, and a goat feeding/petting area. Very kid-friendly, yet lots of space and quiet to be had for the adults, too. The only way they could possibly improve this campground would be to offer some sort of shuttle to the area of Great Smoky Mountain State Park about a mile up the road, where many of the campers drive to start tubing back to the campground (it's about an hour tube ride, per the campers that did it while we were there). I would pay $5 a head for a shuttle! We only had one vehicle there so we just tubed within the campground's property, which was still lots of fun. Note: We almost missed out on camping here due to the dog policy listed on the website which stated specific breeds weren't allowed. I sent a rather cranky email and was met with an apologetic reply and a promise to further research the dog policy when the owners spoke to their insurer. I could have stayed here for two weeks, happily. In talking to the other campers, we found that many of them come back every year for at least a week. We will definitely come back, and I highly recommend this campground. We camped at Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground in a Travel Trailer.
We camped in the mountain view section which is quieter and more roomy than the creekside sites, although hotter during the day as they do not get the cool air off of the creek and have much less shade. The campground is nice and there were lots of kids playing as there are many things for them to do. We did not use the bathrooms, so I cannot comment on them. The internal roads are dusty and gravel as it did not rain during the time we were. The road leading up to the campground is very narrow, so you need to drive slow. It is a good campground to use as a base to sightsee in the area. Wi-Fi worked well. We would come back to try the creekside sites. We camped at Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground in a Motorhome.
The staff was friendly and helpful during check in. A staff member escorted us to our site with a golf cart which was nice due to tight spaces and it being our first visit. Our back in site was down by the creek and had 30 amp electric, water and sewer. We took advantage of tubing from Deep Creek all the way back to the campground which was great. We rented tubes from the office and they have a nice store with basic items including ice. Verizon air card worked well at campground. Kids loved the playground area and riding bikes. Modest but clean bathrooms and showers. The only negative for us was the sites down by the river are close. There is very little privacy and you will be looking at your neighbors sewer line/hose. The view of the creek made it worth while. We camped at Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice park in a great location. As many others have already commented on the tubing and other fun activities nearby, I will just say that I agree that this is a great family destination with tons of stuff to do nearby. The park is very clean and well kept. However, the roads do get quite muddy when it rains. My biggest issue with this campground is that it is really only barely big rig friendly. West Deep Creek Road, which brings you to the campground from Bryson City is VERY narrow and winding. My dually took up the entire lane and I had to "borrow" some of the other lane on some curves. Also, the campground itself has very narrow lanes and fences and rocks right to the edge of the road. If you are towing anything over about 34 feet, be very careful when you make the turns to the big rig spaces. The spaces themselves are just fine for a big rig - plenty wide and deep and more than enough room to back in. Again, the hardest part is just getting to the spots. So while you certainly can camp here with a big rig (my trailer is 38 feet), just take it easy and be very attentive. Lastly, I wanted to comment on the management. I found them all to be very helpful and knowledgeable about things to do in the area. Whether it was tubing, sightseeing, or places to eat in town, they had an answer and were willing to help. I did not experience any of the issues a few others have commented on in the past. All in all, a very nice campground that I would go to again. We camped at Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed this campground! My husband said it was his favorite one we have been to! Our site was in the Mountain View section. When I made our reservation I was disappointed that I couldn't get a site on the river, but we ended up liking our site. The Mountain View section was more spacious and was quieter. This campground has a great play area for kids and the tubing is FUN! You can tube by the campground or go up the road about 1/2 mi. and put your tube in at the National Park and tube back down to the campground! The National Park also offers great hiking and 3 wonderful waterfalls to see! There are MANY activities to do in the area! The campground rents tubes if you need them and the store is really nice. My complaints would be: The restrooms were clean but rustic. Our site was by the tube barn, and they kept the collected trash in the back of pick-up trucks by the barn. Every now and then we would get a "whiff" of the trash in and around our site. Some of the staff at the store are not so friendly. None of these complaints will keep us from going back though!! We had a great time! We camped at Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $80.00
My husband and I brought our two teenage boys here a few weekends back for one last summer adventure before school started. The boys spent most of our trip fishing which left me time to relax by the creek with a good book. The tubing is great fun and extremely affordable! And the staff was awesome at suggesting things to do and places to eat. I only wish we didn't live so far away! We camped at Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground in a Campground Cabin.
Stayed 4 nights thanks to prior reviews on this site. The Mountain view section: roomier mostly grassy sites. Riverfront section: seemed to be packed in tight. The camp ground is on a river located about 1 mile from the national park, you can tube from the national park right back to the campground. The grounds were immaculate, lots of room for the kids to play, facilities very clean/well maintained. White water rafting and zipline were 30 minutes away at the gorge. This was a great summer destination for our 13/17 year olds. Flys were the only bugs we experienced. Temperatures were low 60's in the morning, 90's during the day and mid-70's in the evening. We can't wait to return. We camped at Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground in a Travel Trailer.