Horse campers and trailers

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

Availability & Reservations

Please check our availability by calling 828-736-1270 during regular business hours. Download our printable reservation request form and return with your 50% deposit to complete your reservation.

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
• Twenty Mile / Fontana
• Forney Creek  Photo gallery
• Noland Creek  Photo gallery
• Smokemont
• Fontana
• Towstring

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

Also ride in the Nantahala National Forest with miles and miles of trails and roads.

Photos from our guests’ rides in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

About Bryson City

Bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Western North Carolina, Bryson City is a laid-back, non-touristy town where you don’t have to worry about what to wear or having a concrete set of plans. With only 1,500 residents, it’s an easily stroll-able town with local bookstores, galleries with working artisans, family friendly museums, breweries and a surprising variety of restaurants. Or just enjoy sitting on a bench and looking up at the mountains in the National Park.
Regularly named a “Top Mountain Town,” Bryson City is centrally located for exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and other scenic outdoor activities such as whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, tubing, boating, mountain biking, paddleboarding, fishing, horseback riding, and ziplining. Or for something tamer, let the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad show you the sights from the comfort of an historic railroad car.


Wait, There’s More

You’ll find everything you want to know about the Bryson City area — rafting, shopping, dining, sightseeing, Cherokee — in the online travel guide,

Your Host, James Clark

James Clark and his horse

James Clark, owner,
with his buddy Blackjack


Previous Campers and Guests —
Please send me a photo of you (and your horse, if possible) and the date of your visit … for my memory book. 
— T
hanks, James 

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

James Clark


2024 Season
Open Sunday, April 7, 2024 (weather permitting)
Close Sunday, October 13, 2024

Please call us during regular business hours to check availability

Click or tap below to download printable reservation request form, policies, and liability waiver

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

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