Land and Water Adventures Collide in Lake Fontana
Resting in a remote region of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Lake Fontana offers you the picture-perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and simply commune with nature.
Since Fontana Lake’s northern shore is surrounded by National Park and its southern shore is enclosed by National Forest, the beauty of Mother Nature creates a pristine boundary around the lake’s calm and inviting waters. No massive buildings here, just serenity and miles upon miles of tree tops outside your Lake Fontana cabin rental.
Although the scenery is certainly breathtaking, it is the activities that really set this area apart. Stretching for thirty miles, the lake plays host to a variety of recreational pursuits such as boating, fishing, and swimming, while the nearby Nantahala River offers some of the best whitewater rafting in North Carolina.
However, the waterfront isn’t the only exciting attraction as miles of hiking trails invite you to explore some of natural wonders you have only read about. A hike to Clingman’s Dome, the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is a demanding and worthwhile adventure, as is a journey on the Appalachian Trail, which crosses Fontana Dam.
Searching for even more excitement? Head to the southeastern shore for easy access to the Tsali Recreation Area, where you can enjoy some of the best mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking in the region.