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Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Wildly popular in our area, especially due to themed rides such as The Polar Express and The Pumpkin Patch Express, the train offers a unique view of the Smokies by railroad. Located right in downtown Bryson City.
Boat Rentals at Fontana Lake

Boat Rentals at Fontana Lake

Whether you’re a fisherman or just enjoying an afternoon on the lake, you can rent a fishing boat or pontoon boat at the Almond Boat and RV Park. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
World Class Fishing

World Class Fishing

Swain County is one of the most diverse fishing habitats in the world with four rivers, dozens of mountain streams throughout the Smoky Mountains and the deep, cold waters of Fontana and Cheoah Lakes. For a fishing map and descriptions of 26 fishing destination, visit:
Hiking

Hiking

There are more than 800 miles of hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At Newfound Gap at the peak of the Smokies you can hike the Appalachian Trail to Charlie’s Bunion, an 8-mile round trip with an elevation gain of 980 feet.
Guided Fishing Trips

Guided Fishing Trips

Fly Fishing the Smokies is proud to call Bryson City home! Established in 1999, we are the largest family owned, local, Outfitter and Guide Service in the Smoky Mountains. For over 15 years our professional guides have taught people to fly fish on the best rivers and streams available in the Smoky Mountains. No other town in the south has more fly fishing opportunities. Two of Trout Unlimited’s Top 100 Rivers in America are right here in town. Plus we have the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Fontana Lake. It’s no wonder why Bryson City is the best town for Fly Fishing in the Smokies! Email: [email protected]
Phone: (828)-488-7665
Golfing

Golfing

Swain County has two golf courses — The Smoky Mountain Country Club in Whittier (exit 72 off US 74 and follow signs) and Sequoyah National just south of Cherokee on US 441 (exit 74 off US 74).