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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, bream and yellow perch at Santeetlah Lake in North Carolina.

Santeetlah Lake, NC

Located amidst the North Carolina Smoky Mountains, Lake Santeetlah is a 2,880-acre gem for boating and fishing enthusiasts. In the western part of the state, at Santeetlah, NC, it has all the amenities for vacationing on and off the water. Runabouts, deck boats, pontoon boats, canoes and kayaks are for rent on the lake. Come fish for smallmouth and largemouth bass, trout and sunfish, where the entire family can enjoy fishing success. The lake has plenty of coves, creek channels and pockets for the fish to call home, and the anglers to seek out. Water ski the main lake areas or quietly fish the backs of the creeks during spring and fall.

Fishing Boats For Rent In North Carolina

Primary fish species residing in Lake Santeetlah

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie White crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Brown trout Bluegill Yellow Perch

Santeetlah Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Santeetlah Boat Rentals
Rentals: canoes, kayaks, deck boats and pontoons
828 479-7422

Santeetlah Marina
Rentals: canoes, kayaks, deck boats and pontoons
828 479-8180


Santeetlah Marina
1 Marina Dr
Lake Santeetlah, NC 28771
828 479-8180

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Avey Branch Boat Ramp
This is a small concrete boat ramp with unimproved parking. It is located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Joyce Kilmer Road.

Blue Boar Boat Launch
This is a primitive launch ramp and parking. It does have a dock. It is located in the southwest corner of the lake off Blue Boar Road.

Cheoah Point Boating Access
This single-lane, concrete ramp has a dock and limited, paved parking. It is situated in the north-central portion of the lake, on Cheoah Point Road.

Massey Branch Boat Launch
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Cherohala Skyway Highway, this dual-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Cheoah Point Campground - 828 479-6431

Santeetlah Lake NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lake Santeetlah
Santeetlah Marina
1 Marina Dr
Robbinsville, NC 28771
828 479-8180


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Smallmouth, largemouth and trout fishing in western NC.

Fishing at Santeetlah Lake, in North Carolina.