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lost both gear and paid-for campsite, dirty bathroom

My husband and I stayed overnight in the campground on June 10, 2017. Because it was first come... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Asheville, North Carolina
Small, hidden gem

a nice little spot to park, launch a kayak, hang a hammock, take a swim, bike or walk a bit... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
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A bike trail with great facilities traversing challenging terrain.
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Bryson City, NC
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

My husband and I stayed overnight in the campground on June 10, 2017. Because it was first come, first served, we arrived in the early afternoon to reserve a spot. We paid for our campsite, but the campground does not provide a way to mark...More

Thank H2OV
Reviewed 5 June 2017

a nice little spot to park, launch a kayak, hang a hammock, take a swim, bike or walk a bit. there's a rope swing and a primitive out house too. haven't seen any fish in this part of the lake. i did encounter smokers and...More

Thank stopngo
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We took the right loop 2nd alternate. It's about an 8 mile hike. The right loop is a small path wide enough for one person. We did the hike early April and were lucky not to meet a single person, horse or bike rider. A...More

1  Thank DartmouthOxford1212
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The Tsali has 4 trails and at least 2 are open every day. The other 2 are for horses. So if you want to hit all four it is best to plan for a 2 day trip. Probably better that way anyway for the average...More

Thank Nicholas N
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

First time visiting here. Rode the right loop. Was a lot of fun! Not too difficult either. Very beautiful area, especially the end of the trail is a look-out area. Lots of wildlife to see. The return was a slight downhill, and fast. Will come...More

Thank 919micahr
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Been there six times or so, going back in a month. Fantastic trail system for even beginner mountainbikers or those wih kids. Lake Fontana is gorgeous, I recommend staying at Freeman's Inn and Cabins just a mile away. The trails are well groomed and climbs...More

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Rode the Right Loop and the Overlook side trail off it, but had to shorten the ride when it started raining, so came back the County Line Road Trail. The trail was fast and well maintained, with a handful of small obstacles. For beginner and...More

Thank WanderingPencil
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We biked the 8.7 mile Mouse Branch trail, including the overlook loop. Trail was moderate difficulty, in great condition and well marked. Lots of scenic views of the lake and beautiful fall colors. Adequate information, maps and trail info at the parking lot and along...More

Thank FoodNWine1
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Have been to the area several times, primarily mountain biking at the four different trails at the recreation center, and kayaking the surrounding rivers and streams. Spent some time on the lake learning some kayaking basics, and learning to roll. The public campground is very...More

Thank ARP313
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Although the parking lot at Lemmon's Branch was by far the dirtiest of any I have seen while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains, the views in any direction once you have launched are spectacular. Rocky outcroppings share the beach with red clay beaches that are...More

Thank Sheri P
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Response from Pat S | Reviewed this property |
They are long trails. You can always turn around if you get tired. There is not a lot of elevation change so it's a nice easy walk.