Looking for a great place to go camping in the Smoky Mountains? Whether
you are traveling with a tent or in a motor home, you'll love the quiet,
shady Ela Campground beside the Tuckaseigee River, midway between Bryson City
& Cherokee NC on US 19. If you don't have a tent or camper, no problem. We have camping cabins and RVs you can rent for your mountain vacation.
We are a family-oriented campground, and our camping community includes seasonal, monthly, weekly and overnight guests. We are centrally located
to all the activities that make the Smokies a special vacation spot.
• Trout fishing, tubing
• Rafting, kayaking
• Mountain biking
• Hiking and waterfalls
• Scenic drives
• Cherokee Indian Reservation
• Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
• Harrah's Casino
• Special events at the campground
5100 Ela Road (US 19 North)
Bryson City, North Carolina 28713
For years the Ela Country Store has been a popular stop on the road between Bryson City and Cherokee. It's a unique camp & fishing supplies store and information center that is a piece of North Carolina history.
Originally located in the former community
of Forney Creek, on the North Shore of Fontana Lake, the store was moved
here in the 1950s piece by piece and then reconstructed. Forney Creek had
become isolated across the lake when Fontana Dam was build in the 1940s.
The store still retains the original creaky wood floors, wormy chestnut walls and board-and-batten exterior that make it a regional treasure. Stop by for a visit!
More about the store.