Where to Camp Near the Tail of the Dragon

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Looking for motorcycle camping close to the infamous ‘Tail of the Dragon’ route near Deal’s Gap, NC?   Here is a quick list of some nearby, motorcycle friendly campgrounds where you can kick back and relax (or recover) after taking on the 318 turn, 11 mile stretch of HWY 129.  And don’t miss our point of view video of the famous stretch of highway at the bottom.


Whispering River Resort

Whispering River Resort

Whispering River RV Resort, formerly known as Misty River Cabins & RV Resort, is located in idyllic Walland, Tennessee, near the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.  Our beautiful grounds include thousands of feet of access to the Little River as well as over forty acres of recreational land.

Whispering River Resort
5050 Old Walland Highway
Walland, TN 37886

Phone: 865-981-4300

email: info@whisperingriverresort.com

Website:  https://whisperingriverresort.com/

Hunt’s Lodge Motorcycle Campground

Hunts Lodge Tn
Hunt's Lodge Motorcycle Campground
Welcome to Hunt’s Lodge Motorcycle Campground
We offer camping and sleeping cabin accommodations designed with the motorcycle traveler in mind in the heart of the best motorcycle roads the South has to offer.  Guests at the Hunt’s Lodge Motorcycle Campground will find themselves less than 5 minutes from the Cherohala Skyway, about an hour from Deal’s Gap, and a host of other roads that are worthy of exploration.
Hunt’s Lodge Motorcycle Campground
9555 New Hwy 68
Tellico Plains, TN  37385
Phone or txt:  423.295.5443
Phone:  423.253.2918

Deal’s Gap Motorcycle Resort

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Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort

The Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort is located at Deals Gap, North Carolina and is nestled deep in the Great Smoky Mountains on the NC/TN state line. We are also known to many as Deals Gap, the home of “The Dragon” or simply by the locals as “the Gap”. We hope that our website will provide you with helpful & useful information about the resort and surrounding southern region of the Appalachian mountains.

The resort is open Early March (before Daytona Bike Week) through Mid November and provides you with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay overnight or a quick fuel up to get back on our twisty roads. With the world famous Dragon literally outside our doorstep, you can encounter one of the most technical & challenging roads in the country. Of course, people come to the attraction of 318 curves in 11 miles, but they soon discover all the best kept secrets of the many great roads leading you here. Like the land that time forgot, you will not find any driveways, gas stations, subdivisions, or mini malls. In place of all the hustle & bustle of big city life, you will find many scenic & beautiful places to stop & take time to soak in all the natural beauty that our area has to offer.

Without a doubt, you will have one of the best motorcycling experiences one could have. The staff here at DGMR is committed to helping you in planning & experiencing one of the best vacations that you will ever have!

Deal’s Gap Motorcycle Resort
17548 Tapoco Road
Robbinsville, NC 28771 US

US & Canada 800-889-5550
International 828.498.2231

Phone Extensions:
Ext. 1 : Store (Area & Resort Information)
Ext. 2 : Reservations
Ext. 3 : Dragon’s Den Grill
Ext. 4 : Groups & Events
Ext. 5 : Phone and Online Orders & Human Resources

Website:  https://www.dealsgap.com/


Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Phone:  (865) 436-1200

Website:  https://www.nps.gov/grsm/