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The most common & popular places (a.k.a points of interests) here in Fontana Lake are:
There are no special festivals and parties. Small parties can be held while camping by the lake.
It is hot and muggy in summer, cold in winter, humid and partly cloudy throughout the year. During the year, the temperature usually varies between - 1 ° C and 31 ° C, rarely below - 8 ° C or above 35 ° C. July is the best month to visit.
Tsali recreational area: known as a paradise for nature lovers. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, nature observation, bird watching, and horse riding in this beautiful park. Suitable for family travel.
Great smokey mountain: experience some of the most spectacularly scenic and beautiful driving routes.
River's end restaurant: enjoy delicious food and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the lake.
Address: 13077 us-19, Bryson City, NC 28713, USA
Wildwood grill: American style restaurant, there are hamburgers, French fries, and other fast food, open-air seats, suitable for children, good service.
Address: 300 woods Rd, Fontana dam, NC 28733, USA
Fontana Lake: surrounded by 238 miles of wooded coastline, Lake Fontana is protected from over-exploitation because more than 90% of its coastline is publicly owned by the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service. It ensures the living environment of wild animals and plants and provides tourists with a real opportunity to return to nature.
Fontana dam: you can swim in cool, clean water. Swimming, rowing, and water skiing are all entertainment. There are also several private docks and docks where you can rent anything from kayaks to the large boathouse.
Tsali recreational area: known as a paradise for nature lovers. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, nature observation, bird watching and horse riding in this beautiful park.
One-Day Trip Itinerary
Morning: fishing and hunting by lake Fontana, one of the most popular activities in Lake Fontana. The deep cold water of the Fontana dam provides an ideal habitat for many of the most ideal fish species.
Noon: enjoy hiking, mountain biking, nature observation, bird watching and horse riding in the Shali recreation area
Afternoon: swim in cool, clean water after lunch.
You can get to the nearest airport by plane and then get there by taxi or bus.
For local travels, Local car rental/shuttle bus/group tour/walking are the options you can pick.
Nantahala Brewing & burger + bar: Great bar and the address is: 116 Ramseur St, Bryson City, NC 28713, USA
Camping by the lake: a good place for family and friends to get together.
Parton's Trading Post: The local convenience store is clean and hygienic.
Address: 7530 us-19, Bryson City, NC 28713, USA
Alarka boat dock: a local fishing shop
Address: 7230 grassy Branch Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713 USA.
Bryson City pharmacy: local pharmacy.
Address: 200 us-19, Bryson City, NC 28713, USA
Fontana dam: it's an engineering miracle. It's 480 feet high and, unlike many other dams, no water spills to the top. When the reservoir is full and close to capacity, water is discharged through the spillway at the bottom of the dam. The Fontana dam was built when the United States entered World War II to generate electricity and produce the aluminum the country needed during the war. The dam stretches 2365 feet across the Little Tennessee River.