Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center is now OPEN for Spring/Summer recreation beginning on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 10 am - 6 pm. Through the month of May, we will be open Fri/Sat/Sun 10 am-6 pm, offering Turf Tubing, Gem Mining, and Trout Fishing.

Come experience the Western North Carolina Mountains, a unique temperate rain forest with 4 seasons, a plethora of running creeks, waterfalls, flora/fauna and snow. Go Summer/Winter Tubing, catch Rainbow Trout from our pond, or pan for gems at the Scaly Mountain Mine. You can explore our Bartram Market and see our latest stock of vintage merchandise. Grab a handful of old time taffy and a glass bottle soda. Have lunch or dinner at Annie's Cafe. Check out our games, toys and puzzles for family game time at your cabin or camper.  We have hiking sticks and maps to lead you to the many waterfalls and hiking trails in our area, including the Bartram Trail.

Currently, we are in back into our Spring/Summer recreational mode with turf tubing, gem mining, and trout fishing! Check the calendar below for variable open times through September. From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, we will be open 7 days a week. You do not need a reservation with groups of less than 20 people. It is first come first serve and we charge $25 for a 2 hour ticket.

Join us for some good ol' downhome fellowship and fun in the spectacular Smoky Mountains!

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Updates & Conditions

Updates & Conditions

For the young and young at heart Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center is fun for the entire family.  We love having Church groups, family reunions, campers, boy & girl scouts along with our birthday parties.

News & Updates

       As of November 14th, Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center was the 1st in the nation to open for outdoor snow tubing!