About Franklin & Nantahala

Nestled in NC’s southern mountains, in the foothills of the Great Smokies. The Franklin & Nantahala NC areas offer a never-ending supply of things to do, for adults AND kids of all ages! Whether you're looking to get away to the pristine waters of Nantahala Lake, or you're looking for a small town adventure with world class entertainment, you're sure to find something for the whole family.

 

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Nantahala, North Carolina

Nature's Paradise

Whether you are looking for a quiet getaway or an active vacation, you'll find numerous comfortable cabins, lodges and vacation homes dotting the lake shoreline and up the mountainsides.

 

Enjoy a beautiful day on the pristine waters of Nantahala Lake

 

The pristine waters of Nantahala Lake are but only a starting point to all the area has to offer. No matter what your watercraft of choice, you can always find a quiet, peaceful part of the lake to enjoy the sunny summer days. Head west to the waters of the Nantahala River for world class fly fishing, whitewater rafting, or just enjoying the sounds of Nature's Paradise.

 

Once you've discovered this beautiful and peaceful corner of the Smokies, we know you'll be back - again and again. Refreshingly unsophisticated Nantahala - the real Smoky Mountains!

 

Land of the Noon Day Sun

Each year, thousands enjoy the thrill of a rafting or kayaking trip down the Nantahala. The last eight miles of the river is one of the nation's most popular whitewater venues.

 

Yet when you venture up the mountain above the Nantahala Gorge, there's an entirely different Nantahala — a scenic mountain river with world-class trout fishing and, at 3000 feet elevation, a crystal clear lake with boating, fishing and all kinds of fun.