Welcome to the

Nantahala RV Resort & Campground

RV and Tent Campground near Bryson City, NC


 The Nantahala RV Resort and Campground is a new campground located in the Nantahala River Gorge, 12 miles west of Bryson City, NC near the Nantahala National Forest, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  We provide RV and tent sites along Wesser Creek just one mile west of the Nantahala River, and convenient to the whitewater boating launch and takeout sites.  We have convenient access from US Highway 19 for all types of RVs, and we are ‘big rig friendly’.

  You can enjoy relaxing by your RV Site alongside Wesser Creek, or you can enjoy many outdoor attractions offered in this popular mountain area.   You will be close to all of the fun and exciting attractions located in the scenic Nantahala River Gorge including Nantahala River Family Whitewater Rafting trips, gemstone mining at the Nantahala River Gem Mine Attraction, zip lining at the Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours, and guided fly fishing on the Nantahala River, all located near your campground in the scenic Nantahala River Gorge.  The surrounding Nantahala National Forest or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers trout fishing opportunities in their many mountain streams, and many hiking, biking, and horseback riding opportunities on their scenic mountain trails including the epic Tsali Recreation Area-Mountain Bike Trails. The famous Appalachian Trail crosses highway 19 just 1 mile west of your RV site.  Great fishing and boating activities are available on nearby Fontana Lake, just about 5 minutes from your RV site.   Fontana Dam, the second highest Dam in the US, is about an hour from the campground.

The charming town of Bryson City, NC  – is about 15 minutes (about 10 miles) east of the Nantahala RV Park and Campground, and is host to the Great Smoky Mountains Scenic Railway that offers multiple scenic train tours in the area.  Bryson City is a popular destination town catering to both the visitor population and year round residents, and offers a multitude of charming shops and restaurants of all types, as well as super markets, hardware stores, clothing stores, and a thriving year round farmers market known as Darnell Farms.  

Plan a day trip to Cherokee Indian Reservation, Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge for a full day of family fun.  The Tail of the Dragon, with its famous 318 curves in eleven miles, and voted the most popular motorcycle and sports car road in the world, begins at Deals Gap, about an hour from the campground.  Harrah’s Cherokee Casino is about 30 minutes east, and Harrah’s Murphy Casino is about 30 minutes west of the campground.  The popular Cherohala Skyway scenic drive begins about an hour from the campground.  

Whether you are coming for a vacation stay, whether you are treating yourself and your family to a longer term vacation base, or whether you are treating yourself to a retirement home base in our RV Park, we welcome you to this wonderful scenic area we call home.


Ways to Camp in Our Resort

RV Camp Sites

Camp in style in the comfort of your own camper.  We have sites along Wesser Creek in North Carolina with full hookup, RV 30/50 amp electic and water hookups with sewage available now. Read more…

Tent Camp Sites

Pitch your tent and relax under the stars. We have tent sites campsites under construction, call 828-736-1812 for current availability of the tent sites.  You will enjoy our Shower House with restroom, sinks, and spacious shower stalls.  Read more…

Whitewater Rafting at Nantahala RV Resort and Campground in Bryson City, NC

Plan your Visit!

Book your whitewater rafting trip through us! Carolina Outfitters is one of the best outfitters in the gorge. BOOK RAFTING.

We also offer reservations for other area attractions including gemstone mining, zip lining, and the scenic train tours.