Nantahala Lake

Categories: Fishing, Lake Canoeing & Kayaking


  •  Boat Ramp Access 
  •  Large parking area with room for trailer & truck 
  •  Fishing 
  •  Located directly off of Wayah Road

The Local Scoop

If you are looking for a gorgeous and secluded lake experience, then look no further than Lake Nantahala. We recommend this little gem to those looking for a peaceful day on the lake while fishing, swimmig or just floating along in the sunshine. Easy access is to be had from this POI and you will have plenty of room to put-in as well as park your vehicle and trailer.

The Local Directions

From intersection of U.S. Hwy-23/441 North and U.S. Hwy-64 W in Franklin take Hwy-64 W towards Murphy, NC for 4 miles to "Old Murphy Rd.(SR 1448) on your Right (look for Wayah Bald/Mill Creek C.C. signs). After you take the exit, continue down the hill for just under 0.2 miles to Wayah Road (SR 1310) on your Left ("Loafers Glory" gas station will be at the intersection of Old Murphy Rd. and Wayah Rd, so you'll know where to turn). Continue on Wayah Rd. for another 16.1 miles to boat ramp access road on your Left.

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Distance From
FROM (Town): Franklin, 20 miles
35.182902, -83.65502
Macon County