Take a break from the pavement and enjoy our other natural attractions. There are many creeks and streams home to big brown trout and native trouts in the higher elevations. There are four mountain lakes for fishing, sight seeing or kayaking/canoeing. Rent a jet ski, ponton boat or houseboat. Several whitewater rafting venues are nearby including the challenging Cheoah River. We have mountain trails aplenty … lots of room to escape the crowds. Zip lines and horseback riding are other unique mountain activities.
Bring your own boat or rent from one of our local marinas:
- Santeetlah Marina has everything you need from docking your own boat or hourly/daily rentals. Located 6 miles north of Robbinsville, off US129. Telephone 828-479-8180
- Deyton Camp Boat Rental Lake Santeetlah boat and jet ski rentals. Located 1 mile north of Robbinsville on Hwy 143 – Cherohala Skyway. Telephone 828-479-7422
- Fontana Marina full line of boat and jet ski rentals for Fontana Lake. Located near Fontana Village on NC28, telephone 828-498-2129
- Boat and Auto Shop of Robbinsville boat service, auto service, and trailer service. Parts, repairs, accessories. Located south of Robbinsville on US129, telephone 828-479-9799
See maps below for lake details, including boat ramps and lakeside camping.