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The Preserve Farm at Little Choga, Nantahala

Junaluska Memorial and Museum, Robbinsville

Fields of the Wood Bible Park, Murphy

Harrah's Valley River Casino, Murphy

Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum, Franklin

Fun Factory, Franklin

Gem Mining, Franklin area

Macon County Historical Society Museum, Franklin

Ruby City Gem Museum, Franklin

Scottish Tartans Museum, Franklin

Fun things to do with kids, Franklin

Fontana Dam, Fontana

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad,
Bryson City

Cherokee Indian Reservation
Oconaluftee Indian Village
Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama
Cherokee Indian Museum
Harrah's Cherokee Casino


Nantahala Historical Boat Tours – Alicia & Pete Miller, 828-321-3726, email

Fishing License Regulations & Online Licenses

Nantahala Lake
Lakes End Marina 828-321-3101

Fontana Lake
Alarka Boat Dock, Almond Boat Park

Santeetlah Lake
Santeetlah Marina

Pond Fishing, Stream Fishing, Farm Tours
Otter Creek Trout Farm

U-Stor Boat. 828-321-2614.


Bryant Bait and Tackle, 18154 Wayah Road. Fishing & hunting supplies. 828-321-2371.

Nantahala Farms & Nursery, Hydroponic farming, fresh eggs and produce.

Nantahala Lakeside Store, Wayah Road. Sundries, convenience items. 828-321-5975.

The Rustic Market, 18420 Wayah Rd. Fresh baked goods, convenience items, furniture, gifts, crafts, wifi. 828-321-1337.

Shops in Franklin and Bryson City

Nantahala Outdoor Center, Nantahala Gorge

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown

Whistle Stop Antique Mall, Franklin

Stecoah Valley Center Gallery, Stecoah


Andrews, NC on US 19/74 has the closest movie, ABC package store and grocery store, where you will find beer and wine.

Beer & wine may be also be purchased at the NOC Store in the Gorge.


Franklin Golf Course, Franklin

The Golf Club at Mill Creek, Franklin

Smoky Mountain Country Club, Bryson City


Lake’s End Grill, 17836 Wayah Rd. Nantahala Lake. Full breakfast menu; sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, salads, chicken tenders, shrimp, appetizers, desserts. Seasonal hours. 828-321-3000.

Pizza by the River, Nantahala Gorge. Seasonal hours. 488-8680.

River’s End, Nantahala Outdoor Center

Big Wesser, Nantahala Outdoor Center

Franklin Restaurants

Andrews Restaurants

Bryson City Restaurants


Nantahala Weddings & Events – Weddings, family reunions, and event venue just a few hundred yards from Nantahala Lake. Outdoor reception area (800 square foot high peak tent). Very reasonable pricing for large or small destination weddings and other events. 


Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

The Blue Stage Art Gallery & Live Music Venue, Andrews

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown

Stecoah Valley Center, Stecoah

Bryson City Music, Bryson City

Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino, Murphy

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee

NOC Summer Music Series, Nantahala Gorge


Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours, Nantahala Gorge

NOC Zip Line Adventure Park, Nantahala Gorge

NOC Mountaintop Zip Line Tour, Nantahala Gorge

Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking
Endless Rivers, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Carolina Outfitters, Wildwater Rafting, Nantahala Rafting

Appalachian Trail

Bartram Trail

Blue Ridge Parkway

Cherohala Skyway, Robbinsville

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Horseback Riding
Nantahala, Smokemont

Joyce Kilmer National Forest Trails, Robbinsville

Nantahala Jeep Tours, Nantahala Gorge

Snowbird Back Country Hiking and Fishing, Robbinsville

The Dragon/Deal's Gap, Fontana

Tsali Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails, Almond

Tubing in Deep Creek, Bryson City

Wayah Bald Trail and Observation Tower


Nantahala Real Estate Company, 17838 Wayah Road. 828-321-3101.

offers quiet and relaxation. Yet it's surrounded by all the activities the Smokies have to offer.

The Nantahala Community is centrally located within all the great vacation activity areas of Western North Carolina.

You can go whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River, fish for trout in pristine streams, or bass in high mountain lakes. Visit Cherokee Indian Reservation or nearby Franklin NC, known as Gem City because of all the great gem mines in the area. Take a hike in the Joyce Kilmer Forest or Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Or just relax in your vacation rental and experience the quiet of our little corner of the Smokies. Come see us!