Welcome To Swain County

Recreation in Swain County

Swain County Recreation


Fishing is a popular past time in Swain County. With abundant streams, rivers and lakes, there is room for everyone. Selected lakes and streams are stocked on a regular basis to ensure that anglers of all ages and skill levels have a good time.

There is a tremendous variety of fishing opportunities in Swain County. Brook and Rainbow trout can be found throughout the streams for the fly fishermen or anglers can target walleye and the rare muskie in the clear waters of Fontana Lake

Please visit the North Carolina Wildlife Resourses Commission website at www.ncwildlife.org for information on regulations and licencing.

Please visit the Great Smokies Fishing in Swain County website at GreatSmokiesFishing.com for more local information.

Popular Species in Swain County Lakes and Streams include:

Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Brown Trout

Walleye, Rainbow Trout, Channel Catfish

Smallmouth Bass, Muskie, Lake Trout

Striped Bass, Perch, Crappie


Courthouse Building
101 Mitchell Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2321
Bryson City, NC 28713

Kevin King
County Manager
Phone 828-488-9273, ext. 2231
Fax 828-488-2754

Cindi C. Woodard
Clerk to the Board &
Administrative Assistant
Phone 828-488-9273, ext. 2225

Office Hours:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday