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

Bryson City, NC is a small mountain town with a surprising variety of restaurants and shopping. Take an afternoon to stroll the streets in search of your favorite ice cream, made-from-scratch cupcakes or chocolates; browse through a bookstore or two; explore the art studios, museums, crafts, gift and antique shops; or just sit on a bench and watch the world go by.

And when your tummy rumbles, you’ll find a number of dining options: steaks, buffalo burgers, Cuban sandwiches, seafood platters, pastas, pizzas, Mexican food, local trout, quiches, fish and chips …well, you name it.

We’ve even got an award-winning craft brewery in town – you can catch some live music or the big game while enjoying a brew.

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 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.