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SMALL-size freestone creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP).

Location From Fontana Lake by boat, or by long hike in from the tunnel on Lakeview Drive, access via Lake Shore Trail. Moderate to difficult access.

Species Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout

License Requirements NC or TN fishing license 

Chambers Creek is a hidden gem between Forney Creek and Hazel Creek on the North Shore of Fontana Lake. Anglers can expect to catch a few brown trout that migrate to Chambers Creek in the fall, but plenty of rainbow trout await you. Brook trout are found in the highest elevations and tiny tributaries. There is a campsite on Chambers Creek accessed by slightly maintained trails. Notable tributaries include the North Fork and West Fork, both with footpaths following the streams for a short distance. Chambers Creek is a small brushy stream and is best fished with shorter rods. Favorite times of year are spring and fall.