Bald River Falls

Learn to gold pan or learn about dredging.


Strike it rich!

Git yer’ own gold take 'er home and show 'er off!!
Every trip guarantees gold. Learn the special techniques of gold panning and dredging, then you can do it almost anywhere you go. Private, group tours or family reunions are available. We also have gold pan supplies and unique gold miner figurines and crafts. Learn the history of Coker Creek gold mining and dredging in the Coker Creek Gold Fields from 1831 to 1854. There still are remnants of the old gold mines with tracks still in them.

Take a hike, see the beauty and learn the history of Coker Creek.
Walk up Warriors Passage, Trail of Tears or the Unicoi Trail. Along the way visit the CCC Camp and toll keepers grave, listen to the tour guides historical stories along the way. Cruise old wagon trails and visit old graveyards. Hike to Coker Creek Falls or take a drive to Bald River Falls. We can design a tour tailored for your family’s interests. We can even do a Bar-B-Q on the top of beautiful Buck Bald Mountain at sun set. This is one of the most beautiful places on earth where you can see mountain range after mountain


Rte 40 Wagon Trail Marker

range for miles and miles and you can see many states. Galleries of crafts and art by our locals are some of the finest and you will visit. Here you will also find hospitality you will not believe still exists. It’s not unusual to see some wildlife and you definitely will experience the quietness of the forest.

Motorcycle country
Motorcyclists come from around the world to cruise our unique winding roads; you will see groups of 2 to 200. We are close to the famous "Dragon Tail/Cherohala Loop" located at the Tennessee/North Carolina border on the southern edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park which has 318 curves in 11 miles. Our own Highway 68 and many surrounding routes are famous to the many on road and off road enthusiasts. We have maps that can lead you on your way to a great motorcycle trip you will never forget.

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall - COKER CREEK HAS IT ALL !


Coker Creek, TN

Rent a Log Cabin
Rent a rustic or new log cabin nestled in our Cherokee National Forest. We can arrange a cabin for you by the night, week or month starting at $75 a night.

Buy or Build a Log Cabin
Unlike most areas of the country, Coker Creek real estate is still thriving. If you want to buy a log cabin with some property overlooking the mountains or build your own log cabin we can help you out. No traffic lights, no stop signs, no traffic, great schools and your choice of churches-you will find Coker Creek to be a great nesting place full time, part time or just a few days.

In addition to our store The Coker Creek Welcome Center has a beautiful gift shop Welcome Center a Postal Office and a couple art galleries. Take a photo with one of our many stage coaches or visit some of the other local galleries.

We also feature

  • Gold pan and dredging lessons
  • Gold pan supplies
  • Cave Diving
  • Family reunion trips
  • *Motorcycle tours and gear
  • DRZ trips, Private or Group
  • Local tour trips
  • Motorcycle and ATV repair
  • Motorcycle Taxi
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Pressure Cleaning
  • Satellite-TV and Surround Sound
  • E-Bay sales
  • UPS shipping
  • Log Cabin Décor
  • Internet Connection
  • Baby gear and items
  • Engraving
  • Engraved Woodworks
  • Kids Corner

You never know what we have in store!

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Bills Pit Stop of Coker
Gold Pan TN

Bill’s Pit Stop
The Coker Creek Welcome Center
12201 New Highway 68
Coker Creek, TN 37314
423-261-2600
Email: info@goldpantn.com

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