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The Great Smoky Mountains have over 2,115 miles of streams in their boundaries and are one of the last wild trout habitats within the Eastern United States. Fishing experiences within the national park range from remote, headwater trout streams to large, and coolwater smallmouth bass streams. Fishing is permitted year-round from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. The only streams which you are not allowed to fish in are:
Lynn Camp Prong upstream of its meeting with Thunderhead Prong and Bear Creek at its junction with Forney Creek.
Great Smoky Mountain fishing does require that individuals possess a valid fishing license or permit, but no trout stamp is required. Though the park does not provide fishing license services you can get one through the state government of Tennessee or at one of the following Pigeon Forge locations.
Pick up a free list of fishing regulations and map of fishable waters at any ranger station or visitor center such as, Sugarlands.
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Located just off of Wears Valley Road near the Parkway, Clabough's Market/Exxon provides gas and all the traditional market products. Come try the
The last gas station and market on your right as you leave Pigeon Forge on the Parkway heading towards the National Park is the J & B