Scenic lodging and farm 

Cantarroso Farm and Apiary, LLC

Originating  in Yancey County  (Poplar) N.C. at the confluence of the Toe and Cane Rivers, the Nolichucky churns through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Southern Appalachian mountains. It is mostly embedded in National Forest, which protects the beauty and wildness of the river. The Nolichucky Gorge is over 2000 feet deep and boasts class II-IV rapids.  Thus it is a destination spot for rafters and paddlers from all over the U.S. and other countries, as well.  

Just as the Nolichucky emerges from the gorge, is Chestoa Recreation Area and fantastic fishing as the whitewater yields to rocky shoals, lesser rapids, and numerous holes and eddies.  The river continues to change character significantly before eventually flowing into Lake Douglas with the French Broad River.

Not only will anglers encounter plenty of smallmouth, but rainbow and brown trout and musky also inhabit the clear waters of the Nolichucky.

Water levels and the time of year determine which sections of the river are best for fishing, but the Nolichucky will rival any smallmouth bass river for scenery and quality/size of fish.

Neighboring streams and rivers, which are also extremely popular include the Doe River, Rocky Fork, Watauga River, Watauga Lake,and Boone Lake.

Go to to obtain information about fishing licenses in Tennessee.

Cantarroso Farm provides lodging, river access, and shuttle services (by prior arrangement).  We do not  provide professional guide services However, here are some links to guides and water conditions: and outfitters

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