Area Attractions

Endless possibilities await you in the Great Smoky Mountains, but seclusion in a log cabin shouldn't come at the expense of close proximity to some great attractions. All of Watershed Cabins' vacation rentals are in the Bryson City, NC area, and most are only minutes from some of the most popular Smoky Mountains attractions. Whether you want to whitewater raft the Nantahala River, mountain bike the trails at Tsali, or relax on a Great Smoky Mountains Railroad trip, you are just a few minutes away from your cabin. We have no affiliation with these vendors, but offer their contact information to facilitate your search for fun and exciting activities to fill your time while you stay with us.
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Almond Boat Park
website
www.almondboatpark.com
reservation info
828.488.6423
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water sports, outdoor activities
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Boat rentals located 10 miles west of Bryson City on beautiful Fontana Lake. This is literally less than a mile from the Watershed Resort Property but no more than 10-15 minutes from most of our cabins.
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Deep Creek Tubing
website
www.greatsmokies.com
reservation info
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water sports, outdoor activities
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Enjoy tubing in Deep Creek.
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Endless River Adventures
website
www.endlessriveradventures.com
reservation info
800.224.7238
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water sports, outdoor activities
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Watershed has teamed up with Endless River Adventures for packages including their guided trout fishing services.  See our packages here, or click the photo to the right to get details about some of the best fishing anywhere.
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nantahala outdoor center
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Nantahala Outdoor Center
website
www.noc.com
reservation info
888.905.7238
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hiking trails, mountain biking, restaurants, shopping, water sports, outdoor activities
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Since 1972, NOC has shared the outdoors with millions of guests on white water river rafting trips, with all varieties of kayak and canoe instruction, on mountain bikes and around the world with our adventure travel trips.

All of our cabins are conviently located to the NOC, with many being only 10 minutes from this popular attraction.

BOOK YOUR ZIP LINE ADVENTURE PARK, MOUNTAIN BIKE RENTAL, WHITEWATER RAFTING NOW AT THIS LINK.
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Paddlefish Kayaking
website
www.paddlefishkayaking.com
reservation info
888.730.1835
category
water sports, outdoor activities
description
Since 2004 PaddleFish has focused on connecting families to nature through first-class sea kayaking tours, powerboat excursions, and multi-day expeditions from unique destinations throughout the southeastern United States.
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Rolling Thunder River Rafting
website
www.rollingthunderriverco.com
reservation info
800-408-7238
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water sports, outdoor activities
description
Since 1977, Rolling Thunder has entertained almost half a million guests on the most popular and scenic rivers in the country: the Ocoee River, the Nantahala River and the Toccoa River.
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Smoky Mountain Jetboats
website
www.needmore.com
reservation info
888.900.9091
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water sports, outdoor activities
description
Jet Boat Rides in the Great Smoky Mountains on Lake Fontana. We offer thrilling 35-40 minute rides on scenic Lake Fontana as well as combination trips, such as hike and jet boat ride trips that encompass everything that�s great about Western North Carolina-hiking, picnicking, swimming, and a thrilling jet boat ride.
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Tsali Recreation Area
website
www.main.nc.us
reservation info
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equestrian trails, hiking trails, mountain biking, water sports, outdoor activities
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Challenging, that's the best word to describe the 39 miles of Tsali Trails, rated as "more difficult." Suited for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders, the 4-loop system offers a variety of landscapes. You can climb 1-foot wide rugged paths or travel flat, well-beaten roads. The four trails (Right Loop Trail, Left Loop Trail, Mouse Branch Loop Trail, and Thompson Loop Trail) meander through mixed pine and hardwoods on a peninsula stretching into Fontana Lake.

Hikers may travel the trails on any day, but mountain bikers and equestrians, the primary users, are kept separated by alternating use of the trails. A schedule is posted at all trailhead and displayed on this page.