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Maggie Valley is designated as a North Carolina Mountain Heritage Trout City and the three-mile section of Jonathan Creek that flows through the town is a hatchery-supported trout water. There are public access points on Jonathan Creek, as well as many private access points. One of those access points is the back yard of Cozy Creek Cottages. Guests of  Cozy Creek Cottages can enjoy trout fishing as much as they like. They bite on bread balls, corn, worms, flies, and many other things so even the amateur fisher has a great chance of landing one. Don't forget, you have a full kitchen to fry up the day's catch!

You can fish year round in Maggie Valley, even in the winter. Fall is not only a beautiful time of the year, but you'll also have the best chance of landing a trophy size Brown Trout.

Haywood County (which includes Maggie Valley and Waynesville) is home to a number of trout streams. These include Jonathan Creek (lower and upper ends) and Cold Creek in the hatchery-supported group, and Cataloochee Creek and Little East Pidgeon Fork River in the wild trout group. All of these creeks are ideal for trout fishing and fly fishing.

We supply the trout waters but not the poles, so don't forget yours.  

License Information

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
1707 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1707
(919) 707-0391

3-day Heritage Trout Fishing License: Online at, or by phone at 888-248-6834.

Fishing Rod
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