Horse Camp at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Bryson City, NC


 Previous Customers and Guests –

Please send me a photo of you (and your horse, if possible) and the date of your visit ...for my memory book.

James Clark

Join me on

Five Trailheads. 400 Miles of Trails.
All in the Great Smoky Mountains.
All Close By.

A Great Bryson City Location.
If you like riding in the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you can do it all from our Deep Creek horse camp.

We’re only a mile from the Deep Creek trail head in the National Park. Ride along the streams. Climb to the mountain tops. Explore the many miles of the most scenic trails you’ll ever ride.

And there’s more to the GSMNP than Deep Creek. It’s just a short drive to five trail heads —

Deep Creek photo gallery-1 | gallery-2
Twenty Mile / Fontana
Forney Creek photo gallery
Noland Creek photo gallery

We have maps ($1.50) to all the trails and are happy to help you plan your day of horseback riding in the Smokies.

Sorry, No Studs

We are not equipped for them. Sorry!


Dogs are welcome must be on leash in your hands at all times and under control at all times.


Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times (in your hand or tied up). You must clean up after your dog or horse immediately.

Dogs are not allowed on the trails. This is a National Park rule and you are subject to a ticket with a huge fine.

The turn-out lot and round pen are available for one hour each day. Do not leave your horse in that area if you leave camp. Please clean up after use of the round pen.

When you leave camp, please turn off your water at your camper trailer hook up during the day.

Please do not throw cigarette butts on the ground. Someone has to pick them up.

If it does not burn, do not put it in the fire pit. Place garbage in bags and put them in the trash trailer beside the hay shed.

Wash your horse and tack at the wash rack only, not at your campsite.

Please leave your campsite and stall area better than you found it. Clean it up, please.

Strip your stall down to the dirt and empty water, feed and hay buckets completely before you leave. Clean up your hay area hallway.

And last, but not least, Have a great time at Deep Creek Horsecamp! I am thankful for those who have become Family and welcome our new guests. Thank you and God Bless!

James Clark

Your host, James Clark

James has lived and worked in the North Carolina Smokies all his life. He’s a life-long trail rider who knows the Smoky Mountains like the back of his hand. And he’s happy to share his knowledge and experience with his horse camp guests.

James Clark, owner,
with his buddy Blackjack

Open Sunday, April 2, 2017;
Close Sunday, October 22, 2017

750 W. Deep Creek Rd. #11
Bryson City NC 28713

James Clark
828-488-6961 (home)
828-736-1270 (mobile)

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Check Out no later than 12 noon. Check In after 12 noon.

NOTE: Make checks payable to James Clark. Non-refundable deposit is required.