Fun Things To Do on the Water in Bryson City, NC

Nestled amidst the picturesque Great Smoky Mountains, Bryson City, NC, offers a plethora of water-based things to do that cater to the desires of nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Bryson City has everything from tranquil fishing trips to heart-pounding whitewater rafting. Great Smokys Cabin Rentals is delighted to offer a stunning selection of cabins for rent in Bryson City, NC.

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3 Fun Things To Do on the Water in Bryson City, NC

1. Whitewater Rafting in Bryson City

Whitewater rafting is one of the most adventurous and thrilling things to do in Bryson City, NC. The nearby Nantahala River is one of the best whitewater rafting destinations in the United States. Although it's suitable for people of all ages, kayak and canoe Olympians often train here. The Tuckasegee River is more sedate with Class I and II rapids.

2. Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains

One of the most popular things to do in Bryson City, NC, is to enjoy a day of fishing. Swain County is home to one of the world's most diverse fishing habitats. The Little Tennessee River is a boulder-strewn river home to over 100 fish species. The Cherokee Indian Reservation also holds several annual fishing tournaments and an annual Talking Trees Children's Trout Fishing Derby. Last but not least, Fontana Lake boasts one of the most diverse fish populations in the United States, with record-breaking size walleye and muskie fish.

3. Boating on Fontana and Cheoah Lakes

One of the best things to do in Bryson City, NC, is enjoy a day of boating. Fontana Lake is a hidden treasure tucked by the borders of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Almost the entirety of Fontana Lake is underdeveloped, and on most days, you will see less than ten folks on its waters. Cheoah Lake is another popular boating destination. Many call it Fugitive Dam because it appeared in the iconic movie "The Fugitive '' when Ford jumped from the Cheoah Dam to avoid capture (although many people mistake it for Fontana Dam).

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