Hazel Creek is one of Great Smoky Mountains National Park's mythical jewels. We have read about it in the words of Harry Middleton and dreamed of its cool flowing waters. Hazel Creek, though it lies just across the mountain from Townsend, feels like a distant world. Do you pour over maps and click through message board post after post yearning to one day make the trek?
This could be your perfect opportunity. From September 21 through the 24th,Little River Outfitters joins Steve Claxton of Smoky Mountain Adventures for 4 days and 3 nights of camping at Hazel Creek. The trip starts Thursday afternoon with a 20-minute pontoon boat ride across Fontana Lake. A short hike later you will arrive at camp.
Everything is provided — the equipment, supplies, camp setup and food. In fact, camp is already set up when you arrive — maximizing your time enjoying the wilderness — a luxurious back country camp that includes comfortable 120-square-foot stand-up tents, hammocks, cots, chairs and other amenities not usually associated with deep woods camping. There’s even a portable hot shower. All you need to bring is your sleeping bag and any personal items.
While you are there it is up to you how you choose to spend your time. Fish the wild rainbows, browns and even brooks of Hazel Creek. Hike the trails. Or just relax at camp. (guiding services can be provided by Steve for an additional fee). After lunch Sunday you'll break camp and head back to civilization.
Trip is $575 per person (gratuities not included). Space is very limited (a maximum of 7 campers) so don't wait to make your reservation. Please contact Steve or Becky Claxton directly via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 828-736-7501.