Free Public Fishing Locations NC High Country

Public Fishing Locations NC High Country

There are many great public fishing locations in the High Country of Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, West Jefferson whether you are looking for trout fishing, fly-fishing spots, pier locations, or boat access. We have a large variety of fish ranging from Rainbow Trout to Largemouth Bass. Buy a fishing license online now! You can also buy a fishing license at these locations in the following counties:

Alleghany – S & L Outdoor Sports Supply 38 S Main St  Sparta, NC 28675
Ashe – Walmart: 1489 Mt Jefferson Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694
Wilkes – Walmart: 2321 N Carolina 268,  Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Watauga – Walmart: 200 Watauga Village Dr, Boone, NC 28607
Avery/Watauga- Fred’s Merchantile: 501 Beech Mtn Parkway, Beech Mtn, NC 28604

To find the most up to date fishing rules and regulations, visit the NC Wildlife Commission HERE

 

Watauga County (Boone, Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis area)

Trout Lake at Moses Cone Manor (Blue Ridge Parkway)

Species of Fish: Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, and Redbreast Sunfish
Shore Accessible Only

Address:
Shulls Mill Rd.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
For more information, Click HERE

Bass Lake at Moses Cone Manor (Blue Ridge Parkway)

Species of Fish: Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Redbreast Sunfish
Shore Accessible Only

Address:
Bass Lake Dr.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
For more information, Click HERE

Boone Greenway on Winkler’s Creek

Species of Fish: Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout
Shore Accessible Only

Address:
501 Winklers Creek Rd 
Boone, NC 28607
For more information, Click HERE

Brookshire Park on the South Fork New River

Species of Fish: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Redbreast, Sunfish, and Rock Bass
Shore Accessible Only

Address:
Industrial Park Brookshire Road.
Boone, NC 28607
For more information, Click HERE

Middle Fork of the New River at Middle Fork Greenway

Species of Fish: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Brook Trout
Shore Accessible Only

Address:
129 Mystery Hill Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(Sterling Park – Mystery Hill – Tweetsie Railroad area)
For more information, Click HERE

Ashe County (West Jefferson, Todd area)

Kings Creek Access on the South Fork New River

Species of Fish: Muskellunge, Redbreast Sunfish, Rock Bass, and Smallmouth Bass
Shore, Pier, & Boat Accessible

Address:
River Mile 7 on Highway 221
West Jefferson, NC 28694

Highway 221 Access on the South Fork New River

Species of Fish: Redbreast Sunfish, Rock Bass, and Smallmouth Bass
Shore & Boat Accessible

Address:
River Mile 15 on Highway 221
West Jefferson, NC 28694

Wagoner Road Access on the South Fork New River

Species of Fish: Redbreast Sunfish, Rock Bass, and Smallmouth Bass
Shore & Boat Accessible

Address:
Wagoner Access Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694
For more information, Click HERE

Green Valley Park on the South Fork New River

Species of Fish: Brown Trout, Redbreast Sunfish, Rock Bass, and Smallmouth Bass
Shore & Boat Accessible
Phone: (828) 264-6866

Address:
3592 State Road 1347
Todd, NC 28684
For more information, Click HERE

Todd Island Park on the South Fork New River

Species of Fish: Redbreast Sunfish, Rock Bass, and Smallmouth Bass
Shore & Boat Accessible
Phone: (336) 877-5401

Address:
Railroad Grade Rd at Castle Ford
Todd, NC 28684
For more information, Click HERE

Avery County (Banner Elk, Beech Mountain area)

Wildcat Lake

Species of Fish: Rainbow Trout, Bass, and Bluegill
Shore, Pier, & Handicap Accessible

Address:
Hickory Nut Gap Rd.
Banner Elk, NC 28604
For more information, Click HERE

Roby Shomaker Park on the North Toe River

Species of Fish: Brook Trout, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout
Shore, Pier, & Handicap Accessible

Directions:
Railroad Rd.
Newland, NC 28657
For more information, click HERE

Highway 421 Canoe Ramp on the South Fork New River

Species of Fish: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Redbreast Sunfish, and Rock Bass
Shore & Boat Accessible

Address:
Stanley-Spencer Mtn Rd.
Gastonia, NC 28056

Valle Crucis Park on the Watauga River

Species of Fish: Brook Trout, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout
Shore Accessible Only

Address:
2918 Broadstone Rd.
Valle Crucis, NC 28691

Buckeye Creek Reservoir

Species of Fish: Bluegill, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, and Rainbow Trout
Shore & Boat Accessible

Address:
Grassy Gap Creek Rd.
Beech Mountain, NC 28604
For more information, Click HERE

Coffee Lake

Species of Fish: Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Redbreast Sunfish
Shore, Pier, & Boat Accessible

Address:
10767 Highway 105 S,
Banner Elk, NC 28604828

Wilkes County (Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro)

Stone Mtn State Park (E Prong Roaring River)

Species of Fish: Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Shore Accessible Only

Address:
3042 Frank Pkwy
Roaring Gap, NC 28668

Yadkin River Greenway

Species of Fish: Smallmouth bass, redbreast sunfish, trout
Shore Accessible Only

Address:
717 Main St
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
For more information, Click HERE

Blood Creek Overlook

Species of Fish: Largemouth bass, spotted bass, sunfish, crappie, hybrid striped bass, striped bass, catfish
Canoe & Shore Accessible

Address:
On Hwy 268 over W. Kerr Scott Reservoir
Boomer, NC

Boomer Public Access

Species of Fish: Largemouth bass, spotted bass, sunfish, crappie, hybrid striped bass, striped bass, catfish
Canoe & Shore Accessible

Address:
Off US 220 Business
North of Mayodan

 

 

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