Fishing

DuPont State Recreational Forest

High Falls parking lot, 1300 Staton Rd
Cedar Mountain, NC
828-877-6527
 
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DuPont State Recreational Forest encompasses 10,268 acres in Henderson and Transylvania counties that include waterfalls and 80 miles of roads and trails wandering through mountainous terrain. Open to the public for hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and horseback riding. Fishing is allowed with a valid NC fishing license. Hunting is by special permit only. Many scenes from the 2012 hit movie, The Hunger Games and the 1992 film, The Last of the Mohicans were shot in DuPont State Recreational Forest. The Hunger Games were filmed entirely in North Carolina. Download the Hunger Games film locations.

Hooker Falls on Little River has become a popular swimming hole, dropping off a 13-foot high natural ledge before flowing into Cascade Lake.

  • Bicycle Trails
  • Nature Trails
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area

Open Year-Round

Lake Lure Beach, Marina & Water Park

2724 Memorial Hwy
Lake Lure, NC 28746
828-625-1373
 
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The Lake Lure 27 miles of shoreline was selected by National Geographic as one of the Ten Most Spectacular man-made lakes in the World. The lake offers a marina, boat rentals & tours and a sandy beach. Located 14 miles east of Hendersonville

  • Reservation or Fees
  • Dog Parks
  • Swimming
  • Basketball Court
  • Playground
  • Tennis
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Picnic Area
  • Open May – September

North Carolina Fishing Requirements

 
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  • Fishing License
    Children under 16 years of age do not require a North Carolina fishing license but must be accompanied by a licensed adult or possess the license of a parent or guardian. License can be obtained by calling 1-888-2HUNTFISH or at various local retail outlets. (License not required at privately owned trout ponds/farms where admission is charged) http://www.ncwildlife.org
  • Henderson County NC Hunting & Fishing License Outlets
    Carolina Ace Hardware
    911 Greenville Hwy., Hendersonville, NC 28792
    828-697-2237
  • Five Points Grocery
    26 Stepp Mill Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
    828-685-7456
  • Walmart
    250 Highlands Square Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28792
    828-696-8285

North Mills River Recreation Area & Campground

5289 N Mills River Road
Horse Shoe, NC 28742
877-444-6777
 
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North Mills River Recreational Area is located in Henderson County, just 13 miles from Downtown Hendersonville.

  • Bicycle Trails
  • Reservation or Fees
  • Nature Trails
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Areas
  • Camping (reservations required)
  • Tubing (bring your own tube)
  • Horseback riding trails

Open Year Round
In Season Facilities Open April 1 – October 31

Pisgah National Forest

1600 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, NC
828-877-3265
 
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The Pisgah National Forest’s 501,691 acres stretches across the eastern edge of Western North Carolina’s mountains. he closest section to Hendersonville is the Pisgah Ranger District, which includes attractions such as Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock, Pisgah Forest State Fish Hatchery, Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, The Cradle of Forestry and the North Mills River Recreational Area.

  • Hiking Trails
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Picnic Sites
  • Waterfalls.