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Offering guided lake kayaking trips in the Great Smoky Mountains from Bryson City, NC in Western North Carolina.


Southern Smoky Mountains

Bryson City, North Carolina

Nestled in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, Bryson City -- our home base -- is often referred to as a sleepy little town of fourteen hundred. Today, its a far cry from sleepy. It lays claim to the largest outfitter in the country, one of the oldest scenic railroads in the east, a killer bike shop, luxury cabins, the top destination spa in America and it’s very own nationally known craft brewery -- it’s a far cry from sleepy...


Bordered by Fontana Lake, 240 miles of pristine, man made shoreline, the southern side of the Great Smokys offers an adventurous approach to the Smoky Mountains. Coming to the southern side? Grab a sturdy pair of chacos, sunscreen and and your sense of adventure. We’ll see you when you get here.