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IndianCreek

GSMNP

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

Location Access from GSMNP entrance in Bryson City. Tributary of Deep Creek. Moderate to high difficulty of access depending on location and elevation.

Species Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

License Requirements NC or TN fishing license 

Indian Creek is the first major tributary to Deep Creek. Fishing doesn’t really begin until you go above Indian Creek Falls which is about 100 yards above the confluence with Deep Creek. Great populations of rainbow trout are found the entire length, with brown trout found in the lowest elevations, and brook trout in the highest reaches. Fishing pressure here is far less than other streams in the area, mainly due to rapid elevation gains, and the often times thick mountain laurel and rhododendron canopy overhead. This is a great creek to fish for experienced anglers. Solitude and great technical fly fishing await.