Kirkland Creek Campground

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From Hwy 74 take Ela Exit #69 (Hyatt Creek Road). Go North on Hyatt Creek Road. Make quick left onto Walker Woody Road. Go to stop sign and turn left onto Governor’s Island Road. Follow this road toward Bryson City. Turn left onto Shepherd’s Creek Road (just before the Exxon). Go 1/2 mile under by-pass and then turn right onto Kirkland Creek Road. Go 2 more miles following the signs to the campground. The road turns gravel about 1/2 mile before the campground, which is on the left. Open: April 1 – October 31. Accommodations: fully furnished log cabins with kitchens and bathrooms, 17 full hookup campsites and 19 popup and tent sites including creek-side sites, group camping area. Military Discount provided. Kirkland Creek is a family campground nestled in the pines in a secluded mountain setting. Amenities include large swimming pool, a stocked trout pond (rods and tackle provided, no license required), clean restrooms with hot showers, playground, horseshoe pits, game room, laundry room, picnic tables and fire rings at every site, store (ice, wood and more). Close to whitewater rafting, tubing, Great Smoky Mountain Railway, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherokee, gem mining, and many other tourist attractions.


Phone: 828-488-6482

Max RV Length: 36

Check-in Time: NOON

Check-out Time: NOON

Total Sites: 38

Camping Season: April 1-Oct. 31


  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi


Saturday 04/21/2018 0%
Mainly clear. Lows overnight in the mid 40s.
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Sunday 04/22/2018 50%
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Cloudy with occasional showers for the afternoon. High 63F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Monday 04/23/2018 90%
Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High near 60F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
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Tuesday 04/24/2018 90%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with periods of light rain. Thunder possible. High 68F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%.
Wednesday 04/25/2018 20%
Cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 64F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

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July 19, 2008

This was the first time I had ever been camping and this campground definitely helped to make it something I'd love to do again! It was extremely quiet, spacious and clean. It's a small, family-oriented campground nestled at the top/side of a mountain.

There are two cabins (which, I have to admit looked awesome) and lots of space for RVs, pop-ups and tents. The atmosphere is laid back and friendly. At check-in, I filled out a card and was simply told to mark it when I picked up ice, firewood or anything from the general store and then just pay at check out. I was shocked that a place could be that trusting.

There were facilities on the site for washing and drying our clothes, a trout pond, and a swimming pool that the kids really enjoyed. The bath house is the only thing I found a bit disappointing, but probably because I expected it to be similar to a dorm community shower. There were two showers and two changing areas. The changing areas were several feet from the showers and basically had no lighting. The bench in the changing area took up most of the space one would need to move around and actually dress. Having said that, it was very clean. There were three toilet stalls and all were very clean.

Any time we moved around the campground (going to the pool, general store, or bath house) people were friendly and the owners and their daughter were always asking if everything was going okay (we had told them it was our first time camping).

They were also able to help us make arrangements for whitewater rafting (with a discount) and some other tourist type things we were interested in doing.

All in all, I'd greatly recommend this campground to anyone!

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