North Shore of Fontana Lake

A remote wilderness section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A remote wilderness section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

North Shore

A Remote Wilderness Section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Discover a magical place on the North Shore of Fontana Lake. Abundant in nature-related activities, explore this vast wilderness for a unique perspective on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This area is not accessible by car, however the Lakeshore Trail - accessible at Fontana Dam or the Road to Nowhere -  provides access to Fontana Lake wilderness campsites and Hazel Creek backcountry. Fishing guides will help you get to the unique fishing spots for native trout at Hazel Creek and Eagle Creek. Tour guides will take you on North Shore cruise, or take you across the lake to some remote hiking areas.

 

Parking Tag Required

Parking Tag Required

Beginning March 1, 2023, all vehicles parking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than 15 minutes will require a valid parking tag. 100% of all proceeds from the new parking tag program are used to protect and preserve the park for generations to come, You can purchase your annual tag online and have it shipped right to your house or get one at a visitor center. Daily and weekly parking tags will be available for purchase by credit card from automated fee machines available year round, 24 hours a day at these locations: Deep Creek parking area, Newfound Gap overlook, Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Sugarlands Visitor Center, Cades Cove entrance parking area, and Metcalf Bottoms picnic area.

 

Discover a Magical Place on the North Shore of Fontana Lake

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