Camping, Cabins and Tube Rentals at the Edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Enjoy a fabulous outdoors vacation in the North Carolina Smokies at Deep Creek Tube Center, a Smokey Mountain family camping, cabin and RV resort near Bryson City, NC.





Deep Creek
Tube Center
& Campground

Lila and Terry Floyd, Hosts
PO Box 105
1090 West Deep Creek Rd.
Bryson City, NC 28713

2015 Season
April thru end of October

Reservation Office Hours
9 am – 8 pm




How many tubes can you load up?


Tubing the "whitewater" section

After tubing

On the tubing trail

ice cream

After tubing, pick up a snack at our campground store.

For years, generations of fun-loving vacationers have been coming back to Deep Creek to experience the thrill of riding an inner tube down the rapids of this Smoky Mountain stream.

The one-mile stretch of water in the National Park set aside for tubing is divided into two sections, as shown on our Deep Creek Trails & Waterfalls map:

The upper section is narrower and offers the most white water. It also provides the most thrilling Deep Creek tubing.

The lower section is wider and a bit calmer. It's perfect for younger kids and less-adventurous adults. Many of our campers continue tubing all the way back to the campground, just a half-mile downstream.

Swimming. Between the two sections you'll find one of the best natural swimming holes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

If you want to stay close to your campsite you can have lots of fun just floating in Deep Creek at the campground.

Tube rentals. Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground rents tubes for $5 (all day rental). Tubes are available at a discount to registered campers and groups. Life jackets are available for children.

Our camp store also sells creek shoes and other tubing accessories and souvenirs.

tube barn

Tube rentals at our tube barn

picking tubes

Loading up for fun

Fun for the whole family


Fun on the lower "easy" section

Fun for the whole family