May 16-20: Cherokee NC Outing – River Valley Campground

Group Leaders / Additional Information:

The outing leader is Joel Dean.

River Information

Whether you are fly fishing for native brook trout in a cold mountain stream, smallmouth or largemouth bass in beautiful Fontana Lake or rainbow or brown trout in one of the many stocked streams, Swain County hosts one of the most diverse fishing habitats in the world.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Nantahala National Forest offer hundreds of miles of spectacularly clear streams. Just a few minutes from Bryson City, the sparkling waters of Deep Creek are ripe for fly fishing, and many anglers enjoy the Nantahala River just west of town, particularly the section above the powerhouse on Wayah Road.

The Cherokee Indian Reservation also offers a variety of fishing opportunities for the trout fisherman with regularly stocked streams, trophy waters and three trout ponds.

Fishing Species

Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Brook Trout


STATE: North Carolina

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Driving Directions:

    River Valley RV Park and Campground

    PO Box 471 (Located at 2987 Big Cove Road)
    Cherokee, NC 28719
    Campground: (828) 497-3540; Store: (828) 497-6510
    Open Late March through October