camping on Hazel Creek how far is the hike to camp and how do we carry
our gear to camp?
The hike to the campsite is approximately a half mile from the boat. We
provide pull carts to haul all gear to camp.
What if I have never fly fished before and want to learn?
We do offer fly fishing instruction as well as equipment for beginners as part
of the trip.
Can you accommodate special diets on trips?
We can arrange the menu for almost any type of diet that you may
choose. Just let us know in advance before arriving for your trip.
What is provided and what do
we need to bring?
For camping trips all camping equipment and supplies are provided. The
only gear you will need to bring is a sleeping bag, pillow if you wish,
clothing and fishing gear. If you do not have a sleeping bag one can
be provided. Fishing gear can also be provided. You may also
bring snacks and beverages of your choice if you wish. DON’T
FORGET THE CAMERA!
Are we allowed to bring alcohol on camping trips?
Alcohol is not provided on camping trips however you may bring
What type of fishing license do I need?
When fishing in the National Park you only need either a NC or
TN state license. A trout stamp is not required. Click
here to purchase
your fishing license online.
What type of clothing should I pack?
Weather in the mountains can be very unpredictable. Nights can become
quite cool even during the summer months. Pack clothing for both warm
and cool weather. Remember to pack raingear. Check
the current weather forecast.
What type of fly fishing gear is recommended?
A 3-4 weight fly rod is recommended, however a 5 weight will work
as well as lighter weight rods. Felt sole wading boots are a necessity
as the creek beds are very slick. A wading staff can provide for
stability as well.
Top: Each trip begins with a 20-minute boat ride across
Fontana Lake; Middle: one of our large, 120-square-foot stand-up tents;
Bottom: trout spawning in Hazel Creek in the Smoky Mountains.
Smoky Mountain Adventures
Post Office Box 995
Bryson City, North Carolina 28713