Planning Your Trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Fly Fishing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Where To Stay:
Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Maggie Valley was named after the daughter of the first post master. It offers some of
the best views in the Smokes, fine restaurants,  a large variety of lodging, and all kinds
of shops and businesses. From a fishing standpoint, it is close as you can get to the
Cataloochee Valley.

The Blue Ridge Parkway, possibly the most spectacular scenic driving route in the
country, follows the ridges of the Southern Appalachians near Maggie Valley.. The
parkway is nearest Maggie Valley at Soco Gap. From there, the parkway heads south to
Cherokee and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or north to Asheville continuing
on its 469 mile journey.

Maggie Valley is also a great central location for mountain biking and road biking. The
Cataloochee Ski Area begins pumping out the snow for their slopes when it gets cold. It
has one of the longest-running ski seasons in the Southeast, and features a variety of
trails, from steep to easy runs for beginners. Snowboarders can slide down the slopes
or perform tricks at the terrain park. Maggie Valley's Ghost Town in the Sky, a western
themed amusement park with a chair lift and rides is a fun place for many visitors.
Horseback riding is popular in the area. We should also mention there are some trout
ponds for the little ones in Maggie Valley.

Motels:
There are numerous motels in Maggie Valley.

Cabin Rentals:
You have hundreds of options on cabins.

Campgrounds:
Several RV and campgrounds are available.

Restaurants:
There are some fine places to dine in the valley.

Links that may be helpful:
Magie Valley.org

Copyright 2011 James Marsh