Enjoy the Peaceful Sights and Sounds of Three Waterfalls

The Deep Creek Section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers hiking…

The Deep Creek Section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers hiking to three waterfalls, tubing, fishing, horseback riding, and bicycling.

Deep Creek

Explore the Scenic Beauty

Deep Creek is known as one of the most stunning areas of North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is located just a few miles from downtown Bryson City. Deep Creek is home to three cascading waterfalls - Tom Branch, Indian Creek and Juney Whank - which can all be accessed easily by venturing down the Waterfall Loop, a 2.4-mile, easy hike that passes all three falls. Other popular activities at Deep Creek including tubing, fishing, biking, horseback riding, and picnicking.

Deep Creek Trail Map

Parking Tag Required

Parking Tag Required

Beginning March 1, 2023, all vehicles parking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than 15 minutes will require a valid parking tag. 100% of all proceeds from the new parking tag program are used to protect and preserve the park for generations to come, You can purchase your annual tag online and have it shipped right to your house or get one at a visitor center. Daily and weekly parking tags will be available for purchase by credit card from automated fee machines available year round, 24 hours a day at these locations: Deep Creek parking area, Newfound Gap overlook, Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Sugarlands Visitor Center, Cades Cove entrance parking area, and Metcalf Bottoms picnic area.

 

The Waterfalls of Deep Creek

Deep Creek Tubing

Tubing

Ready to cool down? Grab a tube and enjoy a float through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the crisp, cool waters of Deep Creek

Deep Creek Fishing

Deep Creek is a relatively large stream located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just outside of Bryson City, North Carolina. Deep Creek is part of the Little Tennessee River drainage on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and flows about 15 miles before emptying into the Tuckasegee River at Bryson City. Deep Creek is one of the…

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