Public Fishing Locations

There are many great public fishing locations in the High Country whether you are looking for 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

Watauga County thumb_fishing

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

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

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

Trout Lake

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

Address:
Shulls Mill Rd.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Bass Lake

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

Address:
Bass Lake Dr.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

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

Ashe County

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

Avery County

Wildcat Lake

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

Address:
Hickory Nut Gap Rd.
Banner Elk, NC 28604

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

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

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

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

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