Tanasee Creek Lake

Categories: Play, Fishing, Fishing for Hatchery Supported Trout, Lake Canoeing & Kayaking


  •  Hatchery Supported Trout Fishing W/Valid N.C. Wildlife License 
  •  Brook, Brown & Rainbow Trout 
  •  Small & Large mouth Bass 
  •  Small concrete boat ramp for non-power boats 
  •  No lure restrictions limit 7 trout per licensed angler 
  •  No minimum trout length 
  •  Parking just before bridge on Tanasee Creek Road or at bridge
  •  Elevation 3110 ft.

The Local Scoop

For a remote experience on a gorgeous little lake, we suggest you visit Tanasee Creek Lake. This little lake is Hatchery Supported with Brook, Brown & Rainbow Trout. If you enjoy fishing from a canoe or kayak without worrying about being distrubed by larger boats, then this is the lake for you. Motor boats are prohibited here due to the lake's size.  Motor boats are prohibited here due to the lake's size, with exception of small "john" boat trolling motors. There is a small concrete boat ramp that is accessible to the public at the gravel parking area for small boats, kayaks, canoes, etc. You'll have the chance to catch Small/Large mouth Bass & Walleye along with those Trout.  Take a dip in the cold waters on those hot summer days for a quick cool off. If you have the entire day we suggest checking out one or more of the other small lakes on this route. They are all remote lakes that offer a peaceful atmosphere for you to enjoy. Try Wolf Creek & Bear Creek Lakes along with Tanasee Creek Lake on your day trip.

The Local Directions

From Tuckasegee, NC access N.C. Hwy-281 South/Canada Road from N.C. Hwy-107 South (just outside of Sylva, NC). Continue on Hwy-281 S for 14.4 miles (passing Bear Creek & Wolf Creek Lake) to the bridge that crosses where Tanasee Creek enters Tanasee Lake.

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Difficulty Levels

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Distance From
Tuckasegee, 14.5 miles
HIKE: Roadside Access
35.215577, -82.986474
Nearest City
Jackson County