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While we did have a slight communication mishap, Bryson City Outdoors made it right! Great for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris S
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Great Place!

Just got back from visiting the Bryson City area. Came across Bryson City Outdoors while wandering... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Bryson City Outdoors is your local adventure basecamp, located right in the heart of Bryson City! We love the outdoors and we want to share that with the many people that come to Bryson City every year. There are many places to go and many things to do and we know all the best spots! Stop by our store to stock up on gear you may have forgotten for your adventures or discovered that you need, let us give you information on where you are going and what are the best things to see in that area. Rent a paddleboard or kayak for use n the lake or the river or schedule a hiking tour! We also have a Craft Beer Department with 10 ever changing craft beer and ciders on tap, and huge selection of over 225 different beers to try in-store or take with you! You can buy your beer and gear in the same place! We are your one stop shop for everything outdoors, and if we do not have it then we will find someone who does! See you soon!
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Travellers talk about
“paddle boarding” (24 reviews)
“finger lake” (7 reviews)
“outdoor gear” (5 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
169 Main Street, Bryson City, NC 28713-8094
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"stand up paddle board"
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"t shirts"
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"lake fontana"
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"great kayaking"
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"kayaking trip"
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"great store"
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"whole family"
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"deep creek"
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"the river"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While we did have a slight communication mishap, Bryson City Outdoors made it right! Great for gearing up and for a shuttle service! I would HIGHLY recommend them!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from visiting the Bryson City area. Came across Bryson City Outdoors while wandering around town. Awesome little outdoor store and craft beer selection. Love the idea of constantly getting in new brews in limited supply, provides great variety. The staff was very...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They always have something that we “ need” and love! Have come a couple of times when in town and will come back often! We love it! The staff designs many shirts and hats that are great and the new tap room is fun! Highly...More

Thank Elizabeth C
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Found the perfect first aid kit for my son's hiking trips; also got him one of BCO's unique tee shirts! BCO's staff create new t shirt designs every year!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I rate "average" as an "outdoor shop" ....I might have given 4 or 5 stars as a "paddle sports shop." You will not find much equipment for hiking, camping, fishing, cycling, or other outdoor sports. It is a very nice little shop if you are...More

Thank Merlin B
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Mgmt28713, Owner at Bryson City Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Merlin, Thank you for stopping in and taking a look around. We feel like you may have missed part of the store though as we offer many items that are useful throughout many outdoor activities. Here are just a few examples that are great for...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Awesome outfitter with great selection for all your hiking and outdoor adventure needs! Very knowledgable and friendly staff helped me select my first backpack for an overnight trip! Besides tons of great gear, they also offer all kinds of trips for local exploration (hiking and...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A great place to enjoy some fun with the family. A must when visiting Bryson City. You will enjoy it. V&L

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

After 35 years of service in education I wanted to spend my retirement trip in the Great Smoky Mountains hiking and kayaking with my wife. We had brought or kayaks from Texas and was looking for a river with class 1-2 rapids and information on...More

1  Thank VarsityTraveler
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Ben & Brett were great, we were all wore out after deep creek trail. Knew we could hike back to our car at other end. We called and they accomodated us. Had great time talking with Brett on way back to newfound gap. Very friendly...More

1  Thank hilodriver
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This outdoor outfitter has a daily presence at the lovely Fontana finger lake area where you can reserve ahead a kayak or paddle board although they do have some for rent without reservation. I took the SUP yoga class w Susan. I have little SUP...More

1  Thank Kathy L
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