• Ownership
      Public
    Campgrounds
    (828) 321-5209
    764 US-19
    Topton, NC 28781
    (828) 488-6055
    1090 W Deep Creek Rd
    Bryson City, NC 28713
    (828) 488-3672
    755 E Alarka Rd
    Bryson City , NC 28713
    (828) 524-6441
    Off Forest Development Rd 67
    Franklin, NC 28734
    (828) 488-8966
    135 Turkey Creek Rd
    Almond , NC 28702
    Hospitals
    (828) 524-8411
    120 Riverview St
    Franklin, NC 28734
    Airports
    McGhee Tyson Airport
    2055 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701
    87 miles away
    Western Carolina Regional
    5840 Airport Rd, Andrews, NC 28901
    20 miles away
    About Nantahala Lake
    Macon County, North Carolina

    Nantahala Lake is nestled in Macon County, North Carolina in the western part of the state.

    The nearest hospital, Angel Medical Center, can be found 22.5 miles away in Franklin, and the nearest airport, Western Carolina Regional Airport, is 20.5 miles away in Andrews.

    Those looking to do some shopping can visit the nearby town of Franklin and need to look no further than right around the corner for local restaurants such as Lakes End Cafe & Grill and T. Dubbs Barbeque.

    Asheville is under a two-hour drive from the lake for a big city getaway.

    Lavish and Peaceful

    Covering over 1600 acres, Nantahala Lake allows for an abundance of relaxation with great privacy.

    When living on the lake, there is plenty to do. Popular activities include swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, paddling, skiing, hiking, fishing, camping, and exploring.

    Anglers can achieve catches such as trout, bass, catfish, walleye, crappie, sunfish, and Kokanee salmon. Nantahala Lake is the only lake in the south with a population of this subspecies of salmon, so be sure to toss those lines out!

    The lake has two public boat landings and plenty of primitive camping sites. Lakes End Diner and Marina is the only marina, restaurant, and fuel service on the lake.

    Explore Franklin

    Residents looking for activities outside of the water should visit the nearby town of Franklin.

    Here, residents can visit the Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine and collect gems and crystals. This locale is open seasonally, however, so be sure to check the website.

    Another popular destination is the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, where visitors can watch shows from various touring artists.

    Explore Asheville

    Asheville is a great destination for outdoor adventures, science routes, and cultural experiences for the whole family.

    Residents and visitors can take a tour to learn the history of the city by trolley or walking. Other options include exploring the shopping scene at the Grove Market or indulging in the culinary creations at Isa’s French Bistro or Jettie Rae’s Oyster House.

    The most famous tourist attraction in Asheville would be the Biltmore Estate. Explore the acres of gardens, walking, biking, or hiking trails around the estate. There is also a winery and playground available to visitors.

    Awaken in Macon

    Those seeking to wake up in lakeside bliss and explore their surroundings will love to come home to Nantahala Lake.