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Fishing in Jackson County, North Carolina Mountains

Chattooga River

The upper section of the Chattooga River is located in Jackson County on the Highlands Ranger District where it flows into Georgia and South Carolina.  The Chattooga River flows thru the Ellicott Wilderness area and is classified as a “Wild and Scenic River”. Anglers enjoy the trout fishing that the Chattooga has to offer. Brown trout are abundant, and rainbow trout are also occasionally caught in the Chattooga River.

Directions: From Franklin follow Hwy 64 East thru the town of Highlands down Bull Pen Road thru the Horse Cove community.  Bear right onto Forest Service Road 1178 (Bull Pen Road).  Follow Forest Service Road 1178 till you get to the iron bridge at the Chattooga River.

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