Indian Creek Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

Indian Creek Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National ParkNear Bryson City North Carolina lies one of the most interesting and least known areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Although frequented by locals, the Deep Creek area of the park offers more recreational opportunities than any other place in the park.

Deep Creek is popular in the summer with swimmers and for tubing. Trout fishing is popular here as well, with a valid North Carolina Fishing license.

You may also ride bicycles on the Lower Deep Creek Trail, one of the few trails in the park where they are permitted. There is a fully improved campground and a ranger station as well.

Deep Creek also features three significant waterfalls within a short walking distance of each other. One of the most popular is Indian Creek Falls.

Indian Creek Falls in the SmokiesTo get to the falls, simply follow the Lower Deep Creek Trail from the parking lot. At about 0.2 miles, you will be treated to the sights and sounds of Tom's Branch Falls, tumbling into Deep Creek!

Continue to the Indian Creek Trail fork at 0.7 miles, Turn right on this trail, and a sign marking the falls is about a tenth of a mile on your left.

On your return trip to the parking lot, you may want to take the half mile side trail to Juney Whank Falls which is taller but has less water volume than Indian Creek Falls.

Deep Creek is a great way to experience the North Carolina side of the Smokies! Be sure to check it out on your next visit to the region!

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Comments (15)

Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

Gorgeous photo's Richard.... they make me want to take a vacation!

May 20, 2009 09:58 AM
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

I agree with Jesse - I NEED a vacation at some point!

May 20, 2009 10:09 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

This is where my husband and I took our first "family" vacation together.  After you pictures I see I really must make plans for another trip.

May 20, 2009 10:10 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Those pictures remind me of an ol' Walleye spot i used to fish when I was quite young!

May 20, 2009 10:13 AM
Brian Schulman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552

Richard, I wasn't aware of this area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Thanks for the tour.

May 20, 2009 10:32 AM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


From now on, I'll call the Smokies "Little Denali!" THX


I'm hoping to have some free time by fall, but we'll have to wait and see! Thanks


Well what are you waiting for? Get going!

May 20, 2009 10:52 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

The great Smokies have so many beautiful spots Richard.

May 20, 2009 10:56 AM
Ken Tracy
Coldwell Banker Residential - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

I would love to try some trout fishing in those rivers.

Smallmouth too, if they have them...


May 20, 2009 10:56 AM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

Great info...beautiful surely give the reader something to ponder ....

May 20, 2009 11:15 AM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


There are lots of trout here ... you can take the rainbow and brown trout, but the native brook trout or "brookies" cannot be harvested! Good fishing here, though. THX


The locals know it all too well, the tourists ... not so much. Thanks.


That is for sure! Thanks for the comment.

May 20, 2009 01:29 PM
Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

This looks so refreshingly beautiful! Your INVITATION is spectacular, too...I just put it on my calendar to plan to visit after my daughter's August wedding. I've never just ventured out around here in the south, except to go to the airport to visit kids or go to Inman... I will retreat! Thanks for the inspiration.

May 20, 2009 01:34 PM
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

Thanks for alerting me to another beautiful part of NC!  Now I have another place to add to the Favorites folder in the GPS.  Great photos too!

May 20, 2009 02:58 PM
Kenneth Bargers
Prudential Woodmont Realty - Nashville, TN

Richard - Great images!  I love the Smokies but usually stay in a chalet outside of Gatlinburg.  I have been to the NC portion a couple of times to whitewater on the Nantahala and thoroughly enjoyed those trips. 

May 20, 2009 03:36 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Great photo Richard. I plan to take a day trip into the smokies over the weekend...

May 20, 2009 09:51 PM
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Thank you sir for sharing this information, I never knew about this part of the park.

May 20, 2009 11:39 PM