If your definition of a vacation is a nice, calm trip on the lake with a tackle box and fishing pole, then Cherokee County definitely has what you’re looking for. With the Hiwassee River, Appalachia Lake, Cherokee Lake and Valley River, just to mention a few, in our backyard, there is an endless amount of fishing areas for you to explore. Our ample amount of natural bodies of water make our county the perfect destination for fishermen of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re wanting to try out fly fishing for trout or take the boat out for a bass fishing trip, you can do it here!

With several trout streams, Cherokee County has become a popular place for fly fishing. You’ll find many wild trout streams and hatchery supported streams. Trout fishing season lasts from April – February, which makes it a great activity for almost any time of the year. Our lakes and rivers also create an ideal setting for a day of bass fishing. Below is a list of popular fishing areas in our area. Contact us to find out more information about fishing in Cherokee County, NC.

  • Hiwassee Lake
  • Appalachia Lake
  • Persimmon Lake
  • Shuler Creek
  • North Shoal Creek
  • Copper Creek
  • Bell Creek
  • Garrett Creek
  • Cook Creek
  • Tellico River
  • Peckerwood Creek
  • Tipton Creek
  • Beaverdam Creek
  • Little Creek 
  • Dockery Creek
  • Bald Creek
  • Davis Creek
  • Hanging Dog Creek
  • Owl Creek
  • Hyatt Creek
  • Webb Creek
  • Junaluska Creek
  • Valley River
  • Nottely River
  • Persimmon Creek
  • Hiwassee River
  • South Shoal Creek

For more information visit:  http://www.ncwildlife.org/ and Tusquitee Outdoors.

Appalachian Outfitters
Appalachian Outfitters
Appalachian Outfitters
Address 104 Tennessee Street Suite A | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-4165
Big Ol' Fish Guiding Service
Big Ol' Fish Guiding Service
Guiding Service
Address | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-361-2021
Cherokee Lake Picnic Area
Cherokee Lake Picnic Area
Cherokee Lake Picnic Area
Address From Murphy, take US 64 West, and go 8 miles. Turn right onto NC 294, and go 3 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 313 to enter the picnic area. | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-5152
Dukes Hideaway Marina
Dukes Hideaway Marina
NESTLED IN THE HEART of United States Forest Service - Dukes Hideaway Marina is the "Perfect" way to spend your time in Murphy North Carolina!
Address 555 Duke Lodge Road | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-835-3332
Fish Pond Cabins
Fish Pond Cabins
Fish Pond Cabins offers four lovely cabins caressing a 3 1/2 acre pond stocked with bass, trout, blue gill and catfish...take one of our boats out and enjoy the day on the pond.
Address Fish Pond Lane | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-644-5518
Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area/Campground
Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area/Campground
Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area
Address Take Joe Brown highway (SR 1326) northwest out of Murphy for 5 miles. Turn left at the entrance sign, into the Park. | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 1-877-444-6777
Mountain Lakes Guide Service
Mountain Lakes Guide Service
Fishing Guide
Address | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 865-466-1345
Mountain View Marina
Mountain View Marina
To access the relaxing waters of Lake Hiawassee, visit Mountain View Marina.
Address 200 Dean Aldrich Drive | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-644-5451
Otter Creek Trout Farm
Otter Creek Trout Farm
Otter Creek Trout Farm
Address 1914 Otter Creek Road
Phone: 828-321-9810
Persimmon Creek Campground
Persimmon Creek Campground
Tent along the creek or park you RV on sites overlooking the pond in this family built, owned and operated campground.
Address 200 Sunny Point Rd. | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-644-5800
Shook's Marina
Shook's Marina
Shook's Marina
Address 11003 Joe Brown Highway | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-2863
WNC Sports
WNC Sports
WNC Sports
Address 99 Robbinsville Road | Andrews, NC 28901
Phone: 828-321-5034
Wood's Outdoor Adventures
Wood's Outdoor Adventures
Hiking, Canoeing and Fly-Fishing Guide Service in Cherokee, Graham and Clay County.
Address 117 Little Wolf Creek Road | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-494-4510