Trout Fishing

Mountain Heritage Trout Waters


The Mountain Heritage Trout Waters Program was established by the NC General Assembly in 2007 as a means to encourage trout fishing as a heritage tourism activity.
Maggie Valley is designated as one of five Mountain Heritage Trout Cities in this pilot program.

Beginning July 1, 2008, residents and non residents will be able to purchase a 3-day, $5.00 fishing license to fish in the designated Mountain Heritage Trout Waters. There are no additional license requirements for fishing in Mountain Heritage Waters. This special 3-day license can be purchased online at or by telephone Monday – Friday, 8-5 at 888—248-6834.

Listed below are the public access locations for the Maggie Valley Mountain Heritage Trout Waters as they correspond to the map.

Upper Frank Mehaffey Bridge
Lower Frank Mehaffey Bridge
Fie Top Road Bridge
Ghost Town Walk Bridge
Maggie Valley Post Office
Maggie Valley Methodist Church
Rich Cove Road Bridge
Behind Carolina Nights Dinner Theatre
Evans Cove Road Bridge
Sanibel Lane
Heart Lane
Behind Springhouse Lounge
Behind Meadowlark Motel
Upper Moody Farm Road Bridge
Parham Park
Hall Drive Bridge
Hall Drive
Jonathan Valley School
Fox Run Road Bridge