Deep Creek

Thin ribbon of water falls over exposed rocks at Tom Branch Falls in Deep Creek
Tom Branch Falls

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The Deep Creek area is celebrated for its streams and waterfalls. Hikers can choose from several loop hikes leading to the waterfalls. Mountain bikers can take advantage of one of the few park trails where bicycles are permitted.

  • Bicycling: Bicycles are allowed on Deep Creek and Indian Creek trails to the points where the old roadbeds end and the trail treads begin.
  • Camping: Deep Creek campground is open from early April until late October. Group camping is also available. Reservations are required and available online or by phone at (877) 444-6777. Several designated backcountry campsites are also available for reservation along Deep Creek Trail.
  • Hiking: Roughly two miles of walking will acquaint you with beautiful Deep Creek and three waterfalls. Deep Creek area loop hikes include Juney Whank Falls (0.6 miles), Three Waterfalls Loop (2.4 miles), and Deep Creek-Indian Creek Loop (4.4 miles). Longer loop hikes are also possible. Trails to the waterfalls start from the large parking area at the end of Deep Creek Road (across the creek from Deep Creek Campground).
  • Fishing: A Tennessee or North Carolina fishing license is required to fish within park boundaries. A fishing license may be purchased in Bryson City or other nearby communities or online from the states of North Carolina or Tennessee.
  • Picnicking: There is a sizable picnic area with restrooms and changing rooms available. The picnic area is open year-round. The pavilion may be reserved online or by phone at (877) 444-6777.

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Last updated: February 17, 2024

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