Tumbling Waters Campground & Trout Pond


Small enough to be a secret, big enough that you’ll want to return!
Matthew 13:44




Stay at one of the oldest private campgrounds in Western North Carolina. 80 plus years of peaceful relaxation. Tucked up in a valley at 2,000 ft. above sea level you will be next to a beautiful state stock Panther Creek that falls into Lake Fontana. Catch Rainbow trout , Brook trout, and Brown trout right from your camp site. Where the star’s are bigger and brighter because you are no where near city lights. No highway noise, just creek and crickets. Hiking trails from campground.

Feel the peace of God’s great Earthly Creation as your Cares float down the creek. 

Off the beaten Path, our valley is home to Panther Creek. We can’t wait to meet you!

We are just minutes away from some of the best things to do in the smokies. Fishing, water skiing and tubing in Lake Fontana, fast cars in Deal’s Gap and Tail of the Dragon, Whitewater rafting in the Nantahala river, The Smokey Mountain National Park, Deep creek tubing, Shopping in Bryson City, The Smokey Mountain Railroad, Joyce Kilmer Forest, Cherokee NC, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Tsali Mountain Bike recreational area and The Appalachian Trail.

Over the Creek Relaxation

Hang the hammock, take a nap, enjoy the sounds of nature.

Trout Fishing

Bring the kids to fish our on-site trout pond. They will surely be busy reeling them in.

Cabin Camping

Stay in one of our cozy cabins to experience the mountain cabin life.  




The Chapel

Bring your faith to the creekside for our beautifully quaint bible service.

Evening Camp Fire

End each day with a warm fire and roasted marshmallows.




Front Porch Sitting

What better place to sit and rock than in the middle of the woods surrounded by the sound of nature.




What People are Saying

"Absolutely AMAZING!

"I loooooved this place! Mr. Joe was absolutely AMAZING!!! He took pictures for us and was extremely helpful. The bathrooms were very clean. I will definitely be back. Very loving and peaceful atmosphere."


“Beautiful and Picturesque

"Amazing place to go for fresh fish! You can catch it and have it cleaned and ready in your cooler in less than 5 minutes. The campground is beautiful and picturesque with a small creek running behind it, and the facilities are clean. It's a sight to behold and I will be returning."


Love this Place

"Owners are wonderful people! Site is beautiful and tranquil. Trout pond and Creek are part of the campground experience. Love this place."


"Very Kid Friendly"

"Very nice setting, good family environment and very kid friendly. Trout pond was awesome, kids had a blast. I would highly recommend taking kids. The owners were really nice"


Hours of Operation

Office Hours
Mon - Sat 9am to 6pm

Trout Pond Hours
Sun & Tues – Closed
Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat – 9am to 6pm


1612 Panther Creek Rd.
Almond NC 28702

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