Did you know there is an awesome train ride available through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park within a short day trip from the campground?

a train on the tracks

 It is a highly recommended experience! There are trips within day trip range. Plan your next trip with us and enjoy!

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

With 53 miles of track, two tunnels and 25 bridges, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will take you on a memorable journey through a remote and beautiful corner of North Carolina. Ride with them into river gorges, across valleys and through tunnels carved out of majestic mountains. The Railroad offers a variety of scenic, round-trip excursions departing from Bryson City. Trips range from 3 ½ hours to a full day of fun and adventure. The Nantahala Gorge Excursion carries you 44 miles to the Nantahala Gorge and back again. Travel the Little Tennessee and Nantahala Rivers across Fontana Lake and into the magic of the Nantahala Gorge. The Tuckasegee River Excursion travels 32-mile round-trip along the Tuckasegee River through old railroad towns and scenic meadows. Additionally, they have special events throughout the year such as the Polar Express. I will mention more about that closer to wintertime. Discover information about the railroad here.

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will take you on a journey through the Carolina Mountains and some of the most beautiful landscapes in America. The Carolina Mountains borders the entire western edge of North Carolina, comprising some 52 percent of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The region also includes the southern crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Pisgah, Cherokee, and Nantahala National Forests. Hundreds of years ago, glacial, and volcanic movement left etchings still visible on the land.

Reservations: (800)-872-4681
Bryson City, NC

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