Location

Where is Cherokee?

DO NOT USE GPS, MAPQUEST, ETC. FOR DIRECTIONS. PLEASE USE DIRECTIONS FOUND BELOW.

Driving Directions

From the 4 Lane-Hwy 441/74:

Take exit 74. This is the exit at which 441 splits away from 74 and continues into Cherokee and the National Park. When you get to Cherokee, turn right at the 1st light onto Casino Trail. There will be a McDonalds at the opposite corner of the intersection. At the next light, turn left onto 19 South. Go through town. There will be a Harley Davidson dealership on your right. Take a right at this light onto Acquoni Rd. Travel Acquoni Rd. for about 1-1/2 miles. Turn right onto Big Cove Rd. (Smoky Mountain Inn will be on your right). Take Big Cove Rd. for approx. 8.5 miles. Follow the Indian Creek Campground signs. Turn right onto Bunches Creek Rd. (The sign right before Bunches Creek Rd is currently down. There is only an empty white sign holder). Continue on Bunches Creek Rd. for 1-1/2 miles.

From Atlanta:

Take 85 North to Exit 113 (985 towards Gainesville, GA) then take 441 North. 441 North will take you through Franklin, Dillsboro and on into Cherokee. Take exit 74. This is the exit at which 441 splits away from 74 and continues into Cherokee and the National Park. When you get to Cherokee, turn right at the 1st light onto Casino Trail. There will be a McDonalds at the opposite corner of the intersection. At the next light, turn left onto 19 South. Go through town. There will be a Harley Davidson dealership on your right. Take a right at this light onto Acquoni Rd. Travel Acquoni Rd. for about 1-1/2 miles. Turn right onto Big Cove Rd. (Smoky Mountain Inn will be on your right). Take Big Cove Rd. for approx. 8.5 miles. Follow the Indian Creek Campground signs. Turn right onto Bunches Creek Rd. (The sign right before Bunches Creek Rd is currently down. There is only an empty white sign holder). Continue on Bunches Creek Rd. for 1-1/2 miles.

From Gatlinburg:

Take 441 South through the National Park. At the 1st traffic light, turn left. Then turn immediately left again onto Big Cove Rd. Take Big Cove Rd. for approx. 8.5 miles. Follow the Indian Creek Campground signs. Turn right onto Bunches Creek Rd. (The sign right before Bunches Creek Rd is currently down. There is only an empty white sign holder). Continue on Bunches Creek Rd. for 1-1/2 miles.

From Knoxville (40 East):

Option One

Take exit 20, Route 276 South to Routes 23/74 West. Just past Sylva, 23 will split off to the south and 74 will merge with 441. Take 74/441 (this is called the Great Smoky Mountain Expressway). Take this route for approx. 10 miles. Take exit 74. This is where 441 splits from 74. Continue on 441 to Cherokee. When you get to Cherokee, turn right at the 1st light onto Casino Trail. There will be a McDonalds at the opposite corner of the intersection. At the next light, turn left onto 19 South. Go through town. There will be a Harley Davidson dealership on your right. Take a right at this light onto Acquoni Rd. Travel Acquoni Rd. for about 1-1/2 miles. Turn right onto Big Cove Rd. (Smoky Mountain Inn will be on your right). Take Big Cove Rd. for approx. 8.5 miles. Follow the Indian Creek Campground signs. Turn right onto Bunches Creek Rd. (The sign right before Bunches Creek Rd is currently down. There is only an empty white sign holder). Continue on Bunches Creek Rd. for 1-1/2 miles.

Option Two

Not recommended if you are towing an RV or driving a motorhome
Take the exit for Pigeon Forge and follow the signs for Rt. 441 S (Great Smoky Mountain National Park). Take this into Cherokee. At the 1st light, turn left onto Acquoni Rd. Take the 1st left onto Big Cove Rd. Take Big Cove Rd. for approx. 8.5 miles. Follow the Indian Creek Campground signs. Turn right onto Bunches Creek Rd. (The sign right before Bunches Creek Rd is currently down. There is only an empty white sign holder). Continue on Bunches Creek Rd. for 1-1/2 miles.

From Asheville: (can take either of these directions)

Take 40 West to exit 27 then:

Over the mountain through Maggie Valley

Not recommended if you are towing an RV or driving a motorhome
Take 19 South and follow the signs to Maggie Valley and Cherokee. 19 South will take you through Maggie Valley and over Soco Mountain. About a mile after the casino, there's a Harley Davidson dealership on your right. Take a right at this light onto Acquoni Rd. Travel Acquoni Rd. for about 1-1/2 miles. Turn right onto Big Cove Rd. (Smoky Mountain Inn will be on your right). Take Big Cove Rd. for approx. 8.5 miles. Follow the Indian Creek Campground signs. Turn right onto Bunches Creek Rd. (The sign right before Bunches Creek Rd is currently down. There is only an empty white sign holder). Continue on Bunches Creek Rd. for 1-1/2 miles.

Follow the signs for 23/74 to Waynesville & Sylva. Just past Sylva, 23 will split off to the south and 74 will merge with 441. Take 74/441 (this is called the Great Smoky Mountain Expressway). Take this route for approx. 10 miles. Take exit 74. This is the exit at which 441 splits away from 74 and continues into Cherokee and the National Park. When you get to Cherokee, turn right at the 1st light onto Casino Trail. There will be a McDonalds at the opposite corner of the intersection. At the next light, turn left onto 19 South. Go through town. There will be a Harley Davidson dealership on your right. Take a right at this light onto Acquoni Rd. Travel Acquoni Rd. for about 1-1/2 miles. Turn right onto Big Cove Rd. (Smoky Mountain Inn will be on your right). Take Big Cove Rd. for approx. 8.5 miles. Follow the Indian Creek Campground signs. Turn right onto Bunches Creek Rd. (The sign right before Bunches Creek Rd is currently down. There is only an empty white sign holder). Continue on Bunches Creek Rd. for 1-1/2 miles.

Cherokee, North Carolina is located in the most western region of North Carolina
-  33 miles south of Gatlinburg, Tennessee
-  65 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina

Here are some of the most common driving distances (in miles):

Asheville, NC65Indianapolis, IN478
Atlanta, GA150Jacksonville, FL485
Bryson City, NC10Knoxville, TN70
Charleston, SC316Louisville, KY360
Charlotte, NC162Murphy, NC50
Cincinnati, OH363New Orleans, LA638
Franklin, NC30Tampa, FL682
Gatlinburg, TN33Washington, DC560