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“Deep Creek Tube Center and Campground” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Deep Creek Tube Center

Deep Creek Tube Center
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Candler, North Carolina
1 review
“Deep Creek Tube Center and Campground”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

I loved this campground. Our campsite was right across from the cabins which are so charming. Many of the cabins are authentic being approximately 100 years old. When I peeked inside one, I could see the addition of the bathroom. The landscaping in that area is so visually appealing with nicely mowed grass and split rail fences that add to the charm. I read another review that said it was too crowded. I disagree. This is not a massive campground with hundreds of sites. It felt small and cozy. Everything is very well kept and clean and right on the river. The morning we were leaving the owner rode around on his golf cart picking up everyone's trash. I've never experienced this at a campground before. The playground, fort, and petting zoo were in great working order, and all the kids in our group greatly enjoyed them. Renting tubes from them works wonderfully. We have always rented tubes from them, but this was the first year we ever camped in the area. I cannot wait to return!!!

Visited August 2013
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Madison, Alabama
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“Great Tubing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

We went tubing at Deep Creek, and rented our Tubes from Deep Creek Tube Center. They were competitively priced, and very experienced at getting any number of tubes attached to a vehicle! Deep Creek Tube Center rents tubes, life jackets, sell creek shoes, some hiking gear and refreshments.

It's only a short drive from there to the National park where everyone is tubing nearly every day -- even when it's raining a little bit. The tubing is a great family event. For younger kids, there are shallows where your child can play in the water and for older (we went with 6 & 7 year olds), they can tube down the river. There's a good stretch of creek where children who cannot swim can simply stand up -- if you go up river too far though, there are deep spots.

Visited August 2013
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All Over
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27 reviews
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“Crowded”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Picturesque, nice valley view... Until you pan back and see your neighbors 20 feet away on either side of your campsite.

We were unprepared for the population density here - much more crowded than for our taste. The facility seems a bit overwhelmed by the numbers, too. They clean the shower buildings once per day and they are pretty gross well before cleaning time.

The grounds has some nice kid-friendly areas and we were very happy that the kids got some quality kid time in while we were here.

The staff were kind and helpful, and the main office/store is top-notch.

We are new to trailer-camping, and while we were not disappointed with this site or with tubing / zip-lining in the area, I think we'll probably look for a place that has either more room or fewer campsites.

Visited July 2013
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amiga1109
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“Lacking in customer service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

We had planned to tube on Deer Creek and called the establishment for information. I reviewed their pamphlet however, still had a few questions. Since we were not familiar to the area my husband called and asked for directions. The answer he received was "put it into your GPS." Really? We have been told by several places that the area is not GPS friendly. (When we did this for other places it had us going all over town.) Needless, to say we went elsewhere which was less expensive and great customer service!! Try J&J s Tube rental they are owned by teachers. You will be happy you did!

Visited July 2013
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Largo, Florida
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“Great place to check out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

We so enjoyed our daily walks along the Deep Creek. The trails are not to steep and even after all the rain, they are not hard to walk. The "creek" was running high and fast and watching the tubers is fun. Check out the trails that take you to the waterfalls, it is worth the short hikes. Great place for families. I will say that if you decide to "tube" the creek, please make sure you know what you're getting into. During our weeks visits, 2 times we saw people tubing who were dumped from their tubes, let go of the tubes and were stuck along the creek shore. One person had a good scrape on the legs, the other was just very shook up.

Visited July 2013
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