A three-mile section of Jonathan Creek has been classified as the Maggie Valley Mountain Heritage Trout Water. It is hatchery supported and is subject to restrictions that have been established by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. This area provides convenient fishing opportunities to visitors of Maggie Valley. Fishing licenses can be purchased online at www.ncwildlife.org or by phone at (888) 248-6834. A 3-day license costs $5 for residents & nonresidents age 16 or older and is valid only for waters designated as Mountain Heritage Trout Waters. Visit Trout Fishing for public access locations.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has approximately 2,900 miles of streams and provides a great opportunity for fishing, as well. Fishing is allowed year-round from 30 minutes before official sunrise to 30 minutes after official sunset. A fishing license or permit is required from either Tennessee or North Carolina. For more information including restrictions and limits visit Fishing in Great Smoky Mountains.