2022 Waiver and Rules for Turkey Creek Campground, LLC


Please read this document in it's entirety.

 If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask for clarification. 

Your online reservation submission is your consent to the terms and conditions below.

Phone reservations will require a reply of consent via your email confirmation.

Walk-in guests will be asked to consent by signing a paper statement.

                            Welcome to Turkey Creek Campground (TCC)!


We are so happy that you have chosen our campground for your visit to the mountains of western North Carolina. Enjoying the outdoors, particularly our beautiful mountains, has always been and will continue to be nature's best answer to everyone's health and spirit.





We ask that all campers use our facilities based on their understanding of risks and North Carolina mandates and guidelines. 


Please know that the safety of our guests and staff are our top priority. At minimum we will follow State of North Carolina health mandates. At our discretion, we may choose to institute stricter practices and will let you know in advance, if at all possible. 




This section may be updated from time to time during the season.  Please check back prior to your arrival. 


  • Guest & Visitor Screening: To keep everyone safe while camping at TCC because of the communal use inside certain spaces, guests are asked to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and to follow these recommendations on pages one and two until such time as they are no longer required. 


  • Check-in Process:

    • Check-in can be in Office or no contact. Please let the TCC staff know if you prefer a contactless check-in.

    • Currently, check-in is held from 3 PM to 8 PM. We do not allow folks to set up without checking in first. The campground has no street lights so getting here while it's still light is highly recommended.

  • Check-out Process:

    • Check-out can be in Office or or no contact. Please let the TCC staff know your preference. There will be an extra 1% fee for any credit card processing that requires manual entry of credit card information.

    • Currently, check-out is held from 8 AM to 11 AM 

    • You must settle up and vacate your site no later than 11 AM.


Bathhouse and Laundry area - 

  • The bathhouse is a communal space. Please be expedient when using the bathhouse so others can use it. We ask that when you are finished you exit to keep the number of people inside to a minimum. 

  • RV campers - during busy times we ask you use your own toilet/shower facilitites when feasible.  

  • We will not be able to clean the bathhouse after each person’s use. A disinfectant solution (e.g. diluted bleach solution or equivalent) will be provided in the bathhouse for campers to use voluntarily after they have used the sink or the toilet. CAUTION: Bleach solutions are caustic and can cause damage to fabric and skin. Please leave each area you use as you would like to find it. 

  • The bathhouse will be periodically closed for cleaning; every effort will be made to not interfere with our camper’s activities. Hours of cleaning are generally sometime between noon and 3pm and again sometime between 8pm to 11pm or 5:30 to 5:30 am. A closed sign will be placed outside to alert you; please do not enter while we are cleaning. We may on occassion do a quick check of the bathrooms without closing them. 

  • We will not be able to clean the laundry room/dish sink area after each person’s use. CDC recommended disinfectant (e.g. diluted bleach solution or equivalent) will be provided in the laundry room/dish sink area for campers to use voluntarily after they have completed their tasks and prior to leaving the room. Please leave the area as you would like to find. 


  • Our deck is for your enjoyment.

  • Please do not move the tables, doing so can damage the deck. If you move any chairs please put them back prior to leaving the deck.                                                                                                  

  • The deck is open from 7 AM to 10 PM. 


Office  ​

  • Firewood is available from about 7 AM to 10 PM. It is on the honor system, you can pay as you get it at the office or keep track and pay when you settle up for your camping at check out. 

  • Ice will be available for purchase during office hours from around mid-May to end of season. The office hours are currently from 8 AM to 11 AM and 3 PM to 8 PM.


Thanks for being a part of the TCC community during your stay. To make the community work, it is required that all campers adhere to the rules and acts of common courtesy listed below. TCC has been in operation for multiple decades and has many happy, repeat campers and very high review ratings because of these rules. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.


  • We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone and shall not be responsible for accidents, injury or illness to/of our guests or for loss of money, jewelry, or valuables of any kind.

  • Check-out time is no later than 11 AM with no exceptions. Check-in time starts at 3 PM and no later than 8 PM. Times are subject to change.

  • Please drive slowly throughout the campground, the roads are also walkways.

  • TCC is known for its quiet, relaxing atmosphere both day and night. This means:     

         Speaker devices must not be heard off your campsite. Speaker devises must be off from 10 pm to 7 am.                   Absolute quiet will be observed between the hours of 10 PM and 7 AM with no exceptions, voices at a

         whisper everywhere in the campground during these hours. Because of the surrounding mountains and

         the creek, sounds carry easily. Noises heard coming from your site during 10 PM to 7 AM are too loud.

         Complaints from neighboring sites can result in expulsion. Please remember to use a quiet voice/whisper

         going to and from and while in the bathhouse.                   

         Avoid car door slamming  and flashing lights into other campsites .

  • We are a family campground. Alcohol is allowed in moderation only. Excessive drinking will not be tolerated i.e., becoming legally intoxicated; exhibiting belligerent behavior; causing excessive noise and other signs of over drinking. If you are asked to leave because of abuse of alcohol, the Sheriff’s office will be contacted.

  • Campsite fires: no foraging for firewood - do not go in the woods pulling, cutting or dragging limbs or trees. Small open fires with split wood (no logs) that fits in the provided fire-pits. Do not move the fire-pit. We support the Buy it Where You Burn It movement.  Do not bring firewood from outside of Swain County unless is it recently purchased USDA inpected, kiln dried. We sell local firewood for a reasonable cost, or you can purchase firewood locally (within 10 miles of Almond, NC). 

  • Keep your campsite clean. Please don’t litter, use the trash cans and recycle bins provided. Please leave your site as you would like to find it.

  • Respect our trees. Do not cut a tree, sapling, limb, etc. for any reason. Do not drive nails, screws, axes, knives or other instruments into any trees, or deface a tree for any reason. Marshmallow sticks are available at the office for purchase. 

  • Be kind to Mother Earth. Don’t climb banks. Avoid making or using steep paths to prevent erosion. Bikes need to stay to the roadways. Bikes are allowed on the trail to the lake but motorized vehilces are not. 

  • No trenching around tents.

  • Pets are welcome provided they are kept on a leash due to liability insurance requirements. Pets are not to be an annoyance - i.e. loud and/or excessive barking, etc. Do not leave pets unattended. Clean up after your pet. There are boarding kennels in Swain County should you have need. Livestock - horses, etc. are not allowed. 

  • Parents, Guardians and Group Leaders: The responsibility of your group is yours. Know where and what your charges are doing at all times. Make sure everyone is aware of all campground rules.

  • No:  fireworks; outside shower use at campsites; porta-potty sani-bags in TCC garbage cans due to health/sanitation reasons - these must taken by you to the local trash center located in Bryson City, 1492 US-19, Bryson City, NC 28713. 

  • Visitors will need to answer and pass the COVID Screening questions listed above. Visitors must leave by 10 PM.



Cancellations must be made at least six days prior to the date of

your arrival date or you will be charged one day of your stay  (1.5 days charged for holiday weekends).

Your cooperation is appreciated and required.

I understand and agree to the above rules and stipulations for staying at Turkey Creek Campground. I take responsibility for the entire group at my site(s). If I or anyone in my group breakes the rules, I agree to vacte the premises and will be charged for the full reservation. I understand and take responsilibility for my group's health and well being and will adhere to any recommendations for isolation/quarantine. I further agree that Turkey Creek Campground and it's staff cannot be held responsible for illness, accidents and injuries experienced during or illness after staying at Turkey Creek Campground. 

Your online reservation submission serves as your electronic signature agreeing to all terms and conditions in this document. For phone reservations, you will be required to repond by email that you have read and agree to all the terms and conditions in this document. Walk-in guests will complete a registration form agreeing to the terms and conditions.