Driving Directions to Bryson City North Carolina & Smoky Mountains Horse Trails

     

GETTING HERE – The Best Routes

From ASHEVILLE, NC
Approximately one hour

Take I-40 west to Exit 27 (the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway). Continue West on US 74 past Waynesville, Sylva and Dillsboro to Bryson City. Exit 67 is Veterans Boulevard (Downtown Bryson City).


From ATLANTA
Approximately three hours.

From West Atlanta, take I-75 north to I-575 north, which becomes Georgia route 5. At Blue Ridge, GA, turn left (west) on to Route 60 and travel 1.5 miles to Mineral Bluff, GA. Turn right on to Route "60 Spur" and travel approximately 12 miles to the junction with US 19/74. Turn right (east) and proceed on US 19/74 through Murphy, NC, Andrews, NC and the Nantahala Gorge to Bryson City. The drive from Murphy to Bryson City is approximately one hour.

From East Atlanta, take I-85 north to I-985, which becomes US 23, which becomes US 23/441.You'll pass through Clayton, GA, Franklin, NC and Dillsboro, NC. Just past Dillsboro, take US 74 (the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway) west to Bryson City. NOTE – We do NOT recommend taking US 28 from Franklin to Bryson City. It is extremely curvy.


From CHARLOTTE
Approximately three hours.

Take I-85 west to US 74. Continue west on US 74 to I-26. Go north on I-26 to I-40. Take I-40 west to Exit 27 (US 74, the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway). Continue West on US 74 past Waynesville, Sylva and Dillsboro to Bryson City. Exit 67 is Veterans Boulevard (Downtown Bryson City).


From CHATTANOOGA
Approximately 2-1/2 hours.

Take I-75 north to US 64 (near Cleveland, TN). Drive east on US 64 (which becomes US 64/74) through Ducktown, TN and the Ocoee River Gorge into North Carolina. At Murphy, NC take US 19/74 east through Andrews, NC and the Nantahala Gorge to Bryson City.


From GREENVILLE & SPARTANBURG
Approximately two to 2-1/2 hours.

From Spartanburg, take I-26 north to I-40. Take I-40 west to Exit 27 (US 74, the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway). Continue West on US 74 past Waynesville, Sylva and Dillsboro to Bryson City. Exit 67 is Veterans Boulevard (Downtown Bryson City). The drive from Spartanburg to Bryson City is approximately two hours, or 2-1/2 hours from Greenville.


From KNOXVILLE
You have a choice of four routes. Only one is recommended for large rigs.

1. Via Interstate 40 (Recommended) - Take I-40 east into North Carolina to exit 27 (US 74, the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway). Continue West on US 74 past Waynesville, Sylva and Dillsboro to Bryson City. Exit 67 is Veterans Boulevard (Downtown Bryson City). The drive from Knoxville to Bryson City is approximately two hours.

2. Via US 129 (NOT recommended) - Take US 129 south through Alcoa and Maryville. After crossing into North Carolina, take US 28 south to US 74 (the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway). Continue east on US 74 approximately 10 miles to Bryson City. Note: the section of US 129 known as "Deal's Gap" and "The Tail of The Dragon" is extremely curvy (318 curves in 11 miles). The drive from Knoxville to Bryson City is approximately 2-1/2 to three hours

3. Via Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (NOT recommended) - Take I-40 east to exit 407 and proceed south. At Sevierville, TN, take US 441 south through Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Cherokee, NC. At Cherokee, take US 19 south to Bryson City. Depending on traffic, the drive from Knoxville to Bryson City can be from 2-1/2 to four hours.

4. Via Townsend and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (NOT recommended) - Take US 129 south through Alcoa to Maryville. In Maryville, take US 321 east to Townsend, TN. From Townsend, take Little River Road east through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to US 441 (at the Park Visitors Center). Take US 441 south through the park to Cherokee, NC. At Cherokee, take US 19 south to Bryson City. Depending on traffic, the drive from Knoxville to Bryson City is approximately three hours.


IN BRYSON CITY - Easiest Trailer Access

We are about 2 miles from US 74. Take Exit 67. Go down the hill; stay in the right lane and continue without turning through 2 lights and across the bridge. Turn right at the next light onto Mitchell Street (at the Post Office). Continue straight through the first light (Everett St) and go almost to the end of the road, turning left onto Ramseur Street.

Possible Blocked RR Crossing
Be advised that the RR crossing at Ramseur street MAY be blocked an hour before GSMR departures and an hour after GSMR arrivals. (download schedule PDF). If you're pulling a large rig, you may wish to time your arrival accordingly.

Cross the railroad tracks and turn right onto Deep Creek Rd. When the road curves (.4 mi.), stay left on W. Deep Creek Rd. (do not cross the bridge). Follow W. Deep Creek Rd. for about .7 miles to Deep Creek Church Rd. and turn right. Our entrance is on the left just before you reach the church.

Do you come to the Smokies often? Rather than hauling your camper back and forth, you can leave your rig with us at the campground. Give us a call and we’ll explain the details.

WARNING

DO NOT rely on your GPS, Google Maps, Map Quest, etc. These service are NOT reliable in the mountains and will often recommend routes not suitable for trailers and large rigs. Please call if you have a question.

 

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

DEEP CREEK HORSE CAMP
750 W. Deep Creek Rd. #11
Bryson City NC 28713

James Clark
James28713@aol.com
828-488-6961 (home)
828-736-1270 (mobile)

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