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All towables


Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.


Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.


All other types of drivable vehicles.


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Discover Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground

Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground is located near the small community of Bryson City, NC, which is in the far southwestern portion of the state. It is situated only about 40 miles from Georgia and only around 30 miles from the state border with neighboring Tennessee. The nearest larger town is Sylva, NC, which is around 25 miles to the west, with the nearest larger city being Gatlinburg, TN, at around 120 miles to the north.

Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground sits in a valley, surrounded by the Smokie Mountains. Many of the campsites are shaded, though there are also meadows available nearby where the kids (both human and four-legged) can run. There are a few gas stations and a number of grocery stores located in town should you need to refresh any supplies. There is also a slew of locally-owned restaurants available when you're looking for a place to eat. With a stay at this family-friendly campground in southwestern North Carolina, it shouldn't be hard to find any services you may need.

The camp is open from the end of March through the beginning of November each year. There are some full-hookup sites available, and the park allows stays that range in length from one day to multiple months. WiFi is offered for guests, as are bathrooms and showers. There are also game courts, a playground for the kids, and a brook where fishing and wading are available. Pets are welcome here, as well. Camping with an RV in this part of the state will put you within easy reach of many local attractions.

The Great Outdoors

Motorhome camping at Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground will give you easy access to many different outdoor activities available nearby. Smoky Mountain National Park sits just north of the campground. The campground is open throughout the year though some of the park's roads and buildings may be closed during the less busy winter season. This is especially true as winter weather conditions may make some of the roads impassable. Park rangers will be able to give you up-to-date information regarding this. There are all sorts of fun things to do here, including fishing, hiking, scenic drives, and historic buildings to tour. Local wildlife is also commonly seen here.

The Nantahala National Forest is also found nearby. This locale offers all sorts of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, scenic drives, and picnic spots that are perfect for your afternoon lunch. This is a great place to view local wildlife, and the area is known to be quite picturesque during the autumn months when fall, leaf colors are at their peak.

There are several hiking and biking trails available near the campground. They vary in how long they are, as well as how difficult. They traverse the hills and forests found nearby, and meander along some of the local waterways. One of these is the Three Waterfalls Hike, where, as the name would suggest, you can view three different waterfalls. The Goldmine Loop Trail and Lakeshore Trail are others that can be enjoyed. One trail you can traverse The Tunnel to Nowhere, which is the site of a failed construction project.

Exploring the Area

Book an RV in Swain County, and you will discover activities that everyone in the family will find enjoyable. The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad runs for more than 50 miles through the picturesque mountains found nearby. The train is a historic steam engine, and guides offer information on the history of the area and the local sites you will see. Some themed rides are available at given times during the year, such as around Christmastime. RV camping at this campground makes for a great base camp when exploring all around the local area.

This region was once the home of several mines. These included the Nantahala River Gem Mine and the Nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine. Staff is available to assist visitors in learning to pan and search for their own gems. Historical information about the sites is available, as well. If you want to learn more about the history of the local region, you can check out the Swain County Heritage Museum. There is also the Smoky Mountain Trains Museum, which features model trains. Information regarding the history of the railroad industry, and its importance to this region, is also highlighted.

One popular scenic drive found nearby is the Blue Ridge Parkway. The roadway actually spans three states, Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina, and traverses more than 400 miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are many scenic places to stop and take pictures or enjoy a picnic lunch along your drive. Hiking opportunities can be found as well, sometimes to waterfalls.

When you've been looking for a fun place to vacation, that offers all sorts of diversions, consider a campsite at Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground. Take a hike through the nearby national park, enjoy a scenic road, or take a ride on an old, steam train. Check out a campervan rental near here and enjoy exploring the mountains of North Carolina.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds

  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Noland Divide Trail, NCBryson City, NC
  • Indian Creek to Martin's Gap Trail, NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Deep Creek Martin's Gap Sunkota Ridge Trail Loop, NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Newton Bald Loop Trail, NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Indian Creek and Sunkota Ridge Trail, NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Juney Whank Falls Trail, NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Deep Creek Loop Trail, NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Goldmine Loop Trail, NCBryson City, NC
  • Cold Spring Gap Trail, NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
  • Lakeshore Trail, NCGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, NC

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