Camping near the Nantahala River, Tsali Bike Trails, Bryson City, Fontana Lake and so much more!
Welcome to Turkey Creek Campground
Located just a short drive from Bryson City in Western North Carolina, Turkey Creek Campground is the perfect staging ground for all your Smoky Mountain adventures! Individuals, families and groups of all sizes are welcome, and we invite you to reserve your site online.
You may call 1-828-307-3077 and speak with one of our guest service specialists for more information.
Winter 2023-24 Update:
Turkey Creek is open for winter camping! However, water service is turned off to the individual campsites to avoid freezing. Water is available in the bathhouse and laundry room only!
Turkey Creek, a small babbling brook, meanders through our peaceful, beautiful little cove on its way to the confluence of the Nantahala and Little Tennessee Rivers which form Fontana Lake. You can enjoy a short hike through a southern Appalachian hardwood forest to see that view. A wide variety of vegetation ensures a continual display of color throughout the year. There are myriad of songbirds, bugs and frogs to serenade you throughout the camping season. Fireflies are in abundance mid-Spring on into Summer.
There are many adventures awaiting you: whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River and Tuckasegee River; mountain biking at Tsali and Cherokee; fishing and hiking trails in the Nantahala National Forest, Deep Creek and Great Smoky Mountains Park; scenic drives along the Cherohala Skyway and surrounding area, Fontana Lake for boating and paddle boarding, and charming Bryson City for dining and shopping just for starters.
Come escape and explore our great outdoors!
Firewood and ice is available on the honor system. Ice is available in the freezer outside the main office, and firewood can be found in the shed on the way down the road right next to the main house.
A sanitary dumping station is adjacent to the office for travel trailers and recreational vehicles.
Below the office is the beautiful, tiled bathhouse with hot showers and a small, coin-op laundry room that also has double sinks for washing dishes.
TCC's park like setting has the following: Most campsites have 20 amp electrical service and water, all sites have picnic tables and fire rings. We have 6 full-hook up sites (water, electric & sewer) with several 30/50 amp options. All tent sites include newly renovated tent pads with a majority in close proximity to the creek.
Drivers must be experienced due to the tight turns within the campground's graveled roads, which includes a 45ft u-turn span to exit the campground from the dump station.
Please see the site map here for visual.
Free, WIFI is available around the office/deck/bathhouse complex.