River and Stream Fishing

Outside of developed recreation areas, fishing and hunting are permitted throughout the national forests in North Carolina. While the Forest Service manages the habitat and protects water quality in the national forests, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission regulates fishing. Anglers should have a fishing license. For information on licenses and more, contact the Wildlife Resources Commission at www.ncwildlife.org or call 888-248-6834.


River and Stream Fishing Areas

  • Croatan National Forest area description
  • Brice's Creek Area area description
  • Brice's Creek Boat Launch
  • Brice's Creek Trail
  • Cahooque Creek Boat Launch
  • Catfish Area area description
  • Catfish Waterfowl Impoundment
  • Cedar Point Recreation Area area description
  • Cedar Point Campground
  • Dixon Fields Canoe Launch
  • Fishers Landing
  • Flanners Beach/Neuse River Recreation Area area description
  • Flanners Beach/Neuse River Campground
  • Haywood Landing Boat Launch
  • Long Point Boat Launch
  • Neusiok Area area description
  • Pine Cliff Picnic Area
  • Oyster Point Campground
  • Saltwater Adventure Trail
  • Siddie Fields
  • Nantahala National Forest area description
  • Cheoah Ranger District area description
  • Calderwood Reservoir
  • Cheoah Reservoir
  • Cheoah River Area area description
  • Franks Creek
  • Little Buffalo Creek
  • Long Creek
  • Mountain Creek
  • Panther Creek
  • Panthertown Creek
  • Santeetlah Creek area description
  • Sawyer Creek
  • Snowbird Backcountry Area area description
  • Big Snowbird Creek
  • Snowbird Creek
  • South Fork Squally Creek
  • Squally Creek
  • Stecoah Creek
  • Tulula Creek
  • West Buffalo Creek
  • Yellow Creek
  • Nantahala Ranger District area description
  • Appletree Group Campground
  • Balsam Lake and Picnic Area
  • Chattooga Wild and Scenic River
  • Cullasaja Gorge
  • Hurricane Creek Horse & Primitive Campground
  • Kimsey Creek Group Campground
  • Mountain Waters Scenic Byway
  • Nantahala River Ferebee Memorial Picnic Area and L
  • Nantahala River Gorge
  • Standing Indian Campground
  • Van Hook Glade Campground
  • Tusquitee Ranger District area description
  • Buck Creek
  • Davis Creek
  • Dockery Creek
  • Fires Creek Recreation Area area description
  • Hyatt Creek
  • Junaluska Creek
  • Shuler Creek
  • Tellico River
  • Tusquitee Creek
  • Pisgah National Forest area description
  • Appalachian Ranger District area description
  • Black Mountain / South Toe River Area area description
  • Black Mountain Campground
  • Briar Bottom Group Campground
  • Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area
  • Harmon Den Area area description
  • Harmon Den Horsecamp
  • Hot Springs Area area description
  • Rocky Bluff Campground
  • Special Day-Use Areas area description
  • Carolina Hemlocks Picnic Area
  • Murray Branch Picnic Area
  • Rocky Bluff Picnic Area
  • Grandfather Ranger District area description
  • Curtis Creek Area
  • Curtis Creek Campground area description
  • Linville Gorge Wilderness area area description
  • Old Fort Picnic Area area description
  • Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River Area area description
  • Harper Creek Trail 260
  • Hunt Fish Falls Trail 263
  • Lost Cove Trail 262
  • North Harper Creek Trail 266
  • North Harper Creek Falls Trail 239
  • Philips Branch Trail 252
  • Timber Ridge Trail 261
  • Wison Creek Trail 258
  • Pisgah Ranger District area description
  • Coontree Picnic Area
  • Cove Creek Group Campground
  • Davidson River Recreation Area
  • Kuykendall Group Campground
  • North Mills River Campground
  • North Mills River Picnic Area
  • Pisgah Ranger Station/Visitor Center
  • Sunburst Campground
  • Sunburst Picnic Area
  • Sycamore Flats Picnic Area
  • White Pines Group Campground
  • Uwharrie National Forest area description
  • Badin Lake Campground


https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/nfsnc/recreation/fishing/?recid=48112&actid=43