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NC High Country Public Fishing Locations


NC High Country Public Fishing Locations

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

**Stop by the NC High Country Visitor Center for detailed fishing maps

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