Bryson City Outdoors is working hard to help people enjoy the beauty of Bryson City, NC. We are excited about the opportunity to encourage the outdoor lifestyle and hopefully provoke outdoor development and business in the wonderful town of Bryson City. Our goal is to help make people aware of the opportunities available and show them how to get involved. We have a well-equipped outdoor store in downtown Bryson City that has just about everything you may be looking for to make your outdoor adventure possible. We also offer Kayak, Paddleboard, and Camping Gear Rentals. Looking for a guided tour? We have a great staff that can make that happen, from hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Kayak and Paddleboard tours! Give us a call or stop by today!
Shop Our Store!
We have a great selection of outdoor lifestyle t-shirts, hats, stickers, and Nalegene’s that are unique to our store, these items can be purchased online or in the store. All of the designs that you see are done in house by one of our team members and we always strive to keep the outdoor lifestyle in mind. We keep our designs simple and clean and sometimes we throw in a little retro flair! Click here to shop our designs! If you are looking to get geared up for your adventures stop by the store and chat with us and purchase the gear that you need to live Life Outside! Above are some of the brands we currently carry.
Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals
Kayak and Paddleboard rentals for the summer season will be available daily by reservation at the Finger Lake Day Use Area. They will also be available for rental on the Tuckaseegee River in downtown Bryson City. Rentals are also available for you to transport yourself to wherever you would like. Call 828-342-6444 to make a reservation today. Walk up rentals are allowed, but we do not keep regular hours out at the Finger Lake so it is always best to call and make sure we are there first, and to make sure there are vessels available for rental.
The Great Smoky Mountains set the scene for kayaking and paddleboarding in Bryson City, NC. Get you and your friends/family out on the water and have a ton of fun! You don’t want to miss out on this while you’re visiting. More Information.
Hiking tours are brand new to Bryson City Outdoors and they are something we are happy to be able to offer to those wanting to experience Life Outside in Bryson City! Our guides know these trails and the local area very well, and have a good wealth of knowledge about the nature you will be hiking through, the wildlife you might encounter, and the history that brings the trails to life. More Information.
The Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains have many trails that would make a great one way hike, but setting up your own shuttle is sometimes impossible. We are here to offer a shuttle to any hikers or others that are in need of getting from one or another to make their adventure possible. We charge $1 per mile (round trip) or a $10 minimum for super short shuttles.
Bryson City, North Carolina
Bryson City is our home and our namesake. It’s a quaint little town, beautifully laid out in a Smoky Mountain valley with the Tuckaseegee River running through it. Bryson City is a perfect outdoor and family vacation destination. It is home to many cute boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, the Nantahala Brewery Company and the depot for the GSM Railroad. But what makes it special to us is it’s proximity to the outdoors. We may not have malls, Wal-Marts, or big city things but we do have the outdoors and there are so many adventures to go on. More Information.
At Bryson City Outdoors we want to help you find the right people to help you enjoy the outdoors. So whether you are looking for a fly fishing guide, or want to go white water rafting, Bryson City Outdoors knows the best companies to refer you to. You will find companies listed on each of our adventure pages.