Where Ever You Look There is a Beautiful View

There are plenty of activities and fun things to see and do all year long in the mountains.

Local Banner Elk Visitor Travel Information

 

BANNER ELK INFORMATION

Town of Banner Elkwww.townofbannerelk.org/

Banner Elk Chamber of Commercewww.bannerelkchamber.com/

Avery County Chamber of Commercewww.balconyoftheblueridge.com/

Boone Chamber of Commerce www.boonechamber.com/


LEES McRAE COLLEGE

Less than one mile away, our residents can enjoy access to the college pool, track, library, tennis courts and much more for an annual fee of $150.00
http://www.directory.lmc.edu/Public_Facilities.php


RAYS WEATHER CENTER

Local Weather for Avery County – www.raysweather.com


FLY/TROUT FISHING

Foscoe Fishing Company & Outfitters

Endorsed by Orvis, complete retail and service center. Wading and floating guided trips available.
Call 828-963-6556 or visit www.foscoefishing.com

Fishing Locations Ashe County

Helton Creek
Directions: Virginia state line to N. Fork New River
Classified as: Delayed Harvest Trout Waters.

Big Horse Creek
Directions: SR1361 bridge downstream to Mud Creek at SR 1363.
Classified as: Wold Trout/ Catch and Release Artificial Lures Only Trout Waters.

Fishing Locations Avery County

Cranberry Creek – Boundaries of Wild Trout Waters.
Directions: Headwaters to U.S. 19E/NC 194 crossing.

Elk River
Directions: Lees-McRae College property, excluding millpond – Open to public Fishing.
Classified as: Catch and Release/Artificial Flies Only Trout Waters.

Elk River
Directions: Upper Hatchery Supported Trout Waters boundary changed to SR 1305 crossing immediately upstream of Big Falls.
Gragg Prong (including tributaries)
Classified as: Wild Trout Waters.
Web Prong (including tributaries)
Classified as: Wild Trout Waters.

Fishing Locations Watauga County

Beaverdam Creek
Directions: From confluence of Beaverdam Creek and Little Beaverdam Creek to the mouth of and unnamed tributary adjacent to the intersection of SR 1201 and SR1203 – Open to public Fishing.
Classified as: Hatchery Supported Trout Waters.

Watauga River – Lower
Directions: The lower boundary is now the steel bridge at Riverside Farm Road.
Classified as: Wild Trout Waters.

Watauga River – Upper
Directions: The upper boundary is now the SR 1557 bridge.
Classified as: Delayed Harvest Trout Waters.

Watauga River
Directions: SR 1114 to the NC 94 bridge at Valle Crucis – Open to public fishing.
Classified as: Delayed Harvest Trout Waters.


GOLF

Hound Ears – Call (828)963-5831 for more information or visit www.houndears.com.

Mountain Glen – Call (828)733-5804 for more information.

Boone – Call (828)264-8760 for more information or visit www.boonegolfclub.net.

Mount Mitchell – Call (828)675-5454 for more information or visit www.mountmitchellgolfresort.com.

Beech Mountain – Call (828)387-2372 for more information or visit www.beechmtnclub.org.

Land Harbor – Call (828)733-8325 for more information or visit www.linvillelandharbor.org.

Sugar Mountain – Call (828)898-6464 for more information or visit www.seesugar.com.

Willow Creek – Call (828)963-6865 for more information.


HIKING & CAMPING

Appalachian Trail – For more information visit www.appalachiantrail.org.

Camp Broadstone – For more information visit www.campbroadstone.com.

Grandfather Mountain – Call (800)468-7326 for more information or visit www.grandfather.com.

Linville Falls – Call (828)765-7818 for more information


TENNIS

Sugar Mountain Racquet Club
1121 Sugar Mountain Drive
$12.00 Single/ $24.00 Full Court
$ 8.00 Double/ $32.00 Full Court
Mon.-Sat. Half Price after 2:00 pm
Sunday Half Price All Day
Call for Reservation 828-898-6746

Lees McRae College
Courts available to the public, no charge or reservation
For more information visit www.lmc.com


WHITE WATER RAFTING

Boone Fork — Julian Price Park to Watauga – class III-IV (v+), 4.5 miles long.

Catawba River – North Fork — Linville – class IV-V (V+), 2.5 miles long.

Elk River — Route 1326 to Rout 1305 – class IV-V, 8.4 miles long.

Elk River — Route 130 to Bridge above Sone Mtn Chruch Tennessee – class IV-V (V+), 4.8 miles long.

Elk Creek — Route 1162 to ROute 268 Bridge – class I-II, 8.4 miles long.

Gragg Prong River — Roseboro to Lost Cove Creek – class IV-V, 1.6 miles long.

John’s River — Route 1328 to Route 1438 – class I-II, 6.5 miles long.

Linville River — Linville Falls to Lake James – class IV-V+, 16.4 miles long.

Lost Cove Creek — Main – 8 miles long.

North Harper Creek — Wilson Creek Tributary – class IV-V (V+), 9 miles long.

North Toe River — Plumtree to Bush Rd/Rt 19E – classII, 10 miles long.

Steels Creek — To confluence to Upper Creek – class II-III, 6.6 miles long.

Thunderhole Creek — Globe Rd. to Upton – class III+, 3.5 miles long.

Upper Creek — Raven Cliff Gorge to FR 982 – class III+ (IV), 17 miles long.

Watauga River — SR 1557 to NC 105 – class II-IV, 2 miles long.

Watauga River — NC Route 105 Bridge to US Route 321 Bridge – class I-II, 12 miles long.

Watauga River — US Route 321 Bridge to Route 1200 – class II-III, 4 miles long.

Watauga River — Guys Ford Bridge to Watauga Lake – class IV-V, 4.9 miles long.

Wilson Creek — Upper Wilson – class IV, 5 miles long.

Wilson Creek — Route 1328 Bridge to National Forest sign – class II-III, 5 miles long.

Wilson Creek — National Forest sign to parking area above Brown Mt North Beach – class III-IV+ (V), 1.9 miles long.

Wilson Creek — Below Brown Mt Beach to Johns River – class I-II (III), 4 miles long.

Yadkin River — Route 268 Bridge to Route 1137 – class I-II, 19.9 miles long.

Hiking in the Mountains

Lees McRae College. Established 1899

Banner Elk in the Snow

Golfer Teeing Off at a Mountain Course

Fly Fishing for Rainbow Trout

Camping in the Mountains

White Water Rafting