Welcome To Swain County

Recreation in Swain County

Swain County Recreation

Camping and Hiking

Camping- There are a variety of camp grounds to suit everyones preference. Private cabins, RV parking with hookups and tent space are all available. Each public and private camping ground has different ammenities available from hot showers and internet to a more seculded and wooded campsite with minimal facilities.

Hiking-Swain County is a hikers paradise with the Smoky Mountain National Park just minutes from Bryson City and the majority of hotels and campgrounds in the area. Hikes can range from shorter hikes starting at Deep Creek Campground to multi-day excurstions to more remote areas of the National Park.

Waterfalls - There are beautiful waterfalls to explore in Swain County from 80ft Juneywank Falls (seen below) at Deep Creek Campground to more remote falls deep in the National Park like the Hazel Creek Cascade.

Waterfall on Deep Creek


Courthouse Building
101 Mitchell Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2321
Bryson City, NC 28713

Kevin King
County Manager
Phone 828-488-9273, ext. 2231
Fax 828-488-2754

Cindi C. Woodard
Clerk to the Board &
Administrative Assistant
Phone 828-488-9273, ext. 2225

Office Hours:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday