Reservation systems have been reopened!
To make a reservation, please follow these steps:
1. Read the entire consent form.
2. Complete it.
3. Sign it.
4. Submit it. After submitting the consent form, you will
receive an invitation with a link to the reservation form from
firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to check your spam folder.
We are currently only considering reservations for arrival dates within the next two-week period.
Please do not submit reservations beyond an arrival date of a two-week period from the date you submit your reservation. This is, in part, due to possible changes to NC Governor's orders for phased openings.
If COVID-19 cases begin to decrease then we may consider taking reservations further out.
You can stay up to date by visiting back here, or our Facebook page.
Please understand that owner/operator, Ramelle, has suffered a great loss.
Your patience and kindness while she grieves and continues to
operate the business is greatly appreciated.
Stay safe and be well.
You can stay up to date on NC Governor's COVID-19 related NEWS: press releases and Executive orders
by going here https://governor.nc.gov/
New to Turkey Creek Campground? Scroll down to read more about what TCC has to offer. Check out
the Rates tab that also gives notes our cancellation policy.
It is with great sadness that we share this news.
June 16, 2020 Mike (James Michael) Smith died after knowingly fighting
pancreatic cancer for the last five months. Mike, being the private man that he was,
preferred to keep this news to the immediate family and a few close friends.
For the past 40 years, between Panther Creek Campground and Turkey Creek Campground, Mike touched the lives of so many. Ever the consummate host, through his hard work and laid-back attitude, he built a beautiful space for folks to escape to the great outdoors of Western North Carolina... giving campers the opportunity to create wonderful memories to last a lifetime.
Mike was a kind, caring, gentle, and loving individual. He was generous to a fault, ever-ready to help his family, friends, and strangers alike. He never expected anything in return.
Mike leaves behind his wife, Ramelle, of 45 years and his devoted dog, Huey. He came from a family of nine kids, Charles (Sonny) Smith, Gail Lynch, Tony Smith (deceased), Debbie Wilkerson, David Smith, Kathy Sims, Angie Smith and Daryll Smith (deceased). His parents were James Walter Smith and Sarah Griggs Smith. There are also many nieces and nephews.
If you would like to send your condolences to Ramelle and/or share how Mike helped you create a special or funny memory, please post on the Memories of Mike Forum, our Facebook page or email email@example.com.
At some future date, a celebration of life will be scheduled for family and a few close friends. In lieu of flowers, and due to the COVID-19 situation and the impact that is having on the business, Ramelle asks if you would consider making a donation to cover Mike’s 2019-20 medical expenses. Any money beyond those expenses will be donated to Mainspring Conservation Trust, PAWS Animal Shelter of Bryson City and Four Seasons Hospice.
Turkey Creek, a small babbling brook, meanders through our quiet, little cove on its way to the confluence of the Nantahala and Little Tennessee Rivers, which is just a short hike through a southern Appalachian hardwood forest. A wide variety of vegetation ensures a continual display of color throughout the year.
At the office you'll find firewood and ice for sale and the game room which has a foosball table and a pool table. A sanitary dumping station is next to the office for travel trailers and recreational vehicles. Below the office is the bathhouse with hot showers and a coin laundry with double sinks for washing dishes.
Most campsites have 20 amp electrical service and water. Some have 30 amp and 50 amp service along with water. All sites have picnic tables and fireplaces. Most of the creek sites have 10' x 12' raised tent pads, some are 12' x 12' and are shaded at least part of the day.