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About Us

We are open and taking reservations Thank you Grumpy Bear.

Grumpy bear campground is a place where you can spend your time fishing right from the campground, trail hiking, riding the smoky mountain railroad or just relaxing. we are in the middle of everything, the Cherokee Harrah's casino is 8 miles to the east the dragons tail is to the west of us, smoky mountain national park is down the street so is the road to know where and so much more to do come and enjoy 

We have the best restrooms in the camping business, all individual rooms all tile, we also tend to campers needs 24 hours a day

Our sites will fit any size RV you have. All RV sites have  20 30 and 50 amp with water and sewer.  The on river RV sites are $45.00  and the off river sites are $40.00 .

Camping Cabins are $90.00 per night on the river and $80.00 off the river.  There will be a one time charge for a cleaning fee of $20.00 .

tipis are now here $50.00 per night up to 6 persons per tipi.


Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Campground Address

2030 Old River Rd, Bryson City, North Carolina 28713, United States

(828) 788-2095


Open today

08:00 am – 10:00 pm


The easiest way to the campground is highway 74 west to exit 74. Merging on to 441 follow the road to end, turn left on highway 19. Approx. 2 to 3 miles to RR tracks. 5 feet pass RR tracks turn right on Old River Road. Your there.

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policies & cancellations



Minimum one night deposit ($45.00) is required to hold a reservation. NO EXCEPTIONS. ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE DONE BY E-MAIL NO EXCEPTIONS  Any RV reservation must be cancelled 30 days prior to arrival date or will be charged one night fee. Any cancellation 15 day or less to arrival date will be charged the full amount. 


Full payment is required at time of reservations during peak weekends.  Please call to confirm peak  weekends dates.  You must give a 30 day notice of cancelation to receive a refund (less one night charge of $45.00). You will be charged a minimum of one night for any cancellations no exceptions. Any cancellation 30 days prior to reservation date will not receive a refund, no exceptions.


These are camping cabins, 1 queen bed, bunk beds and a fold out sleeper sofa, they sleep up to 6 people, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot. There are no bathrooms in the cabins. We have a brand new bath house with 6 individual all tiled bathrooms. The rates are $90. per night on river $80. per night off river plus a $20. one time cleaning fee . The only thing you need are your personal items.  Cabins can not be cancelled 30 days prior to arrival. 


All Pets must be on a leash at all times. No aggressive dogs will be allowed. You MUST clean up after your pets.


Check in will be at 1:00 pm , unless prior arrangements have been made. Check out will be at 11:00 am. if you require a late check out you may make prior arrangements. We will try to accommodate any request. Please call 828-788-2095