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Hiwassee Lake In North Carolina

Hiwassee Lake, North Carolina

Boating, camping and fishing.

Come experience the pleasure of boating on Hiwassee Reservoir, a 6,200-acre lake in the southwest corner of the state. Three marinas serve the boating public with full marina services, including boat rentals. Campgrounds with RV spaces are conveniently located nearby the lake. There is 180 miles of shoreline to explore while searching for the bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish and striped bass which reside in this 200 feet-deep reservoir. This lake is also home of the state record for both smallmouth bass and striped bass. Whether fishing from a fancy bass boat, a canoe, a kayak or any other watercraft, you'll find plenty of area for fishing. The lake is also quite friendly to anglers preferring shoreline fishing.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY


Crawford's Campground - 828 837-9077

Murphy - Peace Valley KOA Campground - 828 837-6223

Hiwassee Lake Map


Fish species found in Hiwassee Lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch and striped bass.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Yellow Perch Striped bass

Click here for a NC Fishing License.

Local Contact Information

Shooks Marina & Boat Rentals
11003 Joe Brown Hwy
Murphy, NC 28906
828 837-2863

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