Rivers and Creeks in Western North Carolina
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Rivers and Creeks in Clay County, Western North Carolina
fishing, rafting, kayaking, canoeing and tubing.

Fires Creek Area

The Fires Creek area located in Clay County on the Tusquittee Ranger District offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation. Trout fishing, picnicking, hiking and camping are all available within the area. The 25-mile Rim trail follows the ridge around the area providing scenic views.  The Fires Creek area supports a variety of fishing opportunities including backcountry trout fishing in the upper section of Fires Creek and more accessible fishing on the lower end of the Creek.  A physically disabled accessible trail is located along Fires Creek.  Physically disabled accessible trail is located along Fires Creek. 

Directions from Murphy North Carolina: follow Hwy 64 east for 9miles then turn North onto NC 1302 for four miles.  Then turn left onto NC1344 for 1.7 miles.


Hiwassee River

US Route 64 at Hayesville to US Route 64 West Peachtree
Class 1-2  •  18.3 Miles


Tusquittee Creek

Route 1330 Bridge to Route 1300 Bridge
Class 1-2 • 5.2 Miles

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