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North Carolina Fishing Waters

River or StreamNearest TownType WaterAccessType Waters
Raven Fork GSMNP CherokeeFreestoneDifficultSmall - Medium
Straight Fork GSMNP CherokeeFreestoneGoodSmall - Medium
Cataloochee Creek GSMNP Maggie ValleyFreestoneEasy to ModerateMedium to Large (relative to other park streams)
Deep Creek GSMNP Bryson City, NCFreestoneEasy to ModerateMedium to Large (relative to other park streams)
Big Creek GSMNP Maggie ValleyFreestoneModerateMedium water
Oconaluftee River GSMNP CherokeeFreestoneEasy to DifficultMedium water
Hazel Creek GSMNP Bryson City, NCFreestoneDifficultSmall to Medium
Forney Creek GSMNP Bryson City, NC Fontana Village, NCFreestoneDifficultSmall to Medium
Noland Creek GSMNP Cherokee, North Carolina Bryson City, North CarolinaFreestoneGoodSmall water
Twenymile Creek GSMNP Bryson City, North Carolina Maryville, TennesseeFreestoneGoodSmall water
Tuckasegee River North Carolina Dillsboro North Carolina Sylvia North CarolinaTailwaterGood for wading, Fine for drift boatsMedium water
Davidson River North Carolina Ashville BrevardFreestoneGoodMedium water
Raven Fork Cherokee North Carolina Cherokee, TennesseeFreestoneEasyMedium water
Nantahala River North Carolina Bryson City FranklinFreestone/TailwaterGoodMedium water
Green River North Carolina HendersonvilleTailwaterGood but hiking required to reach parts of the streamMedium water
Linville River North Carolina LinvilleFreestoneGoodMedium water
Wilson Creek North Carolina EdgemontFreestoneGood in most areasSmall to Medium
Santeetlah Creek North Carolina RobinsvilleFreestoneGoodSmall water
South Mills River North Carolina AshvilleFreestoneGood but hiking required to reach itMedium water
Fires Creek North Carolina MurphyFreestoneGoodSmall to Medium
Horsepasture River North Carolina CashiersFreestoneFairSmall to Medium
Cullasaja River North Carolina HighlandsFreestoneGood to none-depending on the sectionSmall to Medium
Slickrock Creek North Carolina RobinsvilleFreestonePoor, long hikes requiredSmall water
Big Snowbird Creek North Carolina RobinsvilleFreestoneVery DifficultSmall to Medium
South Toe River North Carolina BurnsvilleFreestoneGoodSmall to Medium
Chattooga River North Carolina HighlandsFreestoneGood to none-depending on the sectionSmall to Medium
Whitewater River North Carolina CashiersFreestoneGood to none-depending on the sectionMedium water
Thompson River North Carolina HighlandsFreestoneGood to none-depending on the sectionSmall to Medium
Lost Cove Creek North Carolina Marganton RoseboroFreestoneToughSmall water
Jacobs Fork Creek North Carolina Rhoney Mountain ViewFreestoneFair to Good-depending on the areaSmall water
Boone Fork Creek North Carolina BooneFreestoneGoodSmall water
Upper Watauga River North Carolina BooneFreestoneGoodMedium water
Pigeon River Tributaries North Carolina BethelFreestoneGoodMedium water
North Mills River North Carolina AshvilleFreestoneGoodMedium water

Abbreviations: GSMNP - Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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