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Marinas

RENTALS, Fly Shops, Bait & Tackle, Trout Ponds

Need bait or last-minute supplies? A small fishing boat or larger pontoon boat for the day or half-day? These Swain County businesses can fix you up. (For boat rentals, be sure and call ahead to ensure availability)

Prince Boat Dock

Contact: David & Debbie Prince
Address: 237 Prince Boat Dock Rd.
Almond, NC 28702
Local 828-479-3704

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Located in Almond NC on beautiful Fontana Lake. We offer pontoon & johnboat rentals, anchored & covered slip moorings for boat storage, dock store with fuel, propane exchange, boat supplies, ice, bait, tackle & tube rentals.

Great Smoky Mountain Bait & Tackle

Contact: Joanne Parton
Address: 4740 Hwy 19W
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-488-8920
Fax 828-488-0545

Fully stocked with all of your fishing needs. Great Smoky Mountain Bait & Tackle has everything you would need for a fishing excursion except the boat. We have a large stock of rods and reels and are a fully stocked bait shop. North Carolina annual and day pass fishing license sold here. Lake Fontana maps available.

Almond Boat & RV Park

Contact: Jim & Jo Mathis
Address: 1165 Almond Boat Park Rd
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-488-6423
Fax 828-488-8175

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Located on Fontana Lake in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, Almond Boat and RV Park invites you to "Come relax and enjoy the Smokies!" We offer pontoon rentals, boat rentals, cabin rentals, RV park rentals, boat storage, bait, fishing and hunting licenses. Located ten miles outside of Bryson City, NC on a paved road with easy access for motorcyclists and RVs.

Tumbling Waters Campground & Trout Pond

Address: 1612 Panther Creek Rd
Almond, NC 28702
Phone 828-479-3814

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Located on Panther Creek, 1-1/2 miles off NC 28, between Bryson City and Fontana Dam. Trout farm. Free pole, bait and cleaning! Trout $3.00 per pound. Open March 16th to November 30th. Also a campground.

Fontana Marina

Address: 300 Woods Rd.
Fontana Dam, NC 28733
Phone 828-498-2129

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Fontana Marina offers a full line of services for the enjoyment of Fontana Lake including watercraft rentals, free boat launch, a ship store, fishing tackle and license, lake tours and more. Pontoon boat shuttle service is available for backcountry enthusiasts wishing to explore the southern rim of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Simonds Bait & Tackle Shop

Contact: Ann Parton
Address: 1085 Main St
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-488-6854

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Located on the Tuckasegee River. Live bait: shinners, trout fingerlings (seasonally), nightcrawlers, wax worms, meal worms, and crickets. Complete line of tackle for lake, river, and fly fishing. Locally hand tied flies. Single hook lures for the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.Fishing license. On site taxidermy (fish only). Open year round.

Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Catch-out Pond

Address: 3365 Cooper Creek Rd
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-488-2500

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This full service trout farm offers all the amenities in a beautiful mountain setting that includes hiking trails, waterfalls, and picnic tables. No license required, no limit, and all fishing equipment is provided. Guided fishing tours are also available. Stay an hour or the entire day!

Alarka Boat Dock

Contact: Tony Sherrill
Address: 7230 Grassy Branch Rd
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-488-3841

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Located on Fontana Lake in Swain County NC, Alarka Boat Dock is a one stop source for boat/pontoon put-in, Fontana Lake History Tours, fishing guides, and boat or pontoon rentals. Dock-slips available for boats and pontoon storage. Fishing supplies, ice, bait, snacks, gas and oil, t-shirt and caps, also boat supplies. Lake fishing and trout stream guides available upon request.