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Fall Fly Fishing in Western North Carolina: A Riverside Adventure

Fishing on The Green River from Wilderness Cove Campground

As the vibrant hues of autumn sweep over Western North Carolina, there’s no better time to grab your fishing gear, embrace the crisp mountain air, and cast your line into the serene waters of the Green River. Nestled in the heart of this natural paradise is Wilderness Cove Campground, where fall fly fishing enthusiasts can embark on a thrilling angling adventure.
Unveiling the Green River: A Fly Fisher’s Haven: The Green River, with its pristine waters and abundant aquatic life, is a haven for fly fishing enthusiasts. What sets Wilderness Cove apart is the unique privilege of direct river access right from your campsite and the fact that The Green River is stocked with trout directly from Wilderness Cove’s beach. Picture yourself waking up to the soothing sounds of the river, sipping your morning coffee as you prepare for an unforgettable day of fly fishing.
Fly Fishing 101 Event: November 11, 2023: To make your fall fly fishing experience even more extraordinary, Wilderness Cove is thrilled to offer a Free Fly Fishing 101 Event on Saturday, November 11, 2023. This event is open to the public, making it the perfect opportunity for both seasoned anglers and beginners to refine their fly fishing skills.
What to Expect at Fly Fishing 101:
Expert Guidance: Experienced instructors from Mt. Yonder Fly Fishing will provide valuable insights and hands-on guidance to help you master the art of fly fishing.
Casting Techniques: Learn the fundamentals of casting, precision, and control to make the perfect catch.
Gear and Equipment: Get acquainted with the essential fly fishing gear and equipment.
Knot Tying: Master the art of knot tying, a crucial skill for successful fly fishing.
River Insights: Discover the unique characteristics of the Green River and the best spots for an exceptional catch.
No Frills: Don’t worry about bringing any equipment or even getting a fishing license. Wilderness Cove Campground will have everything you need to enjoy the Fly Fishing 101 event for free.
Gear Up at the Wilderness Cove Campstore: Not to worry if you’re new to fly fishing or forgot to pack some gear. The Wilderness Cove campstore has you covered. Offering basic fly fishing equipment, it’s your one-stop shop to ensure you’re well-prepared for your day by the river.
Fall Camping at Its Best: While fly fishing might be the highlight of your visit, Wilderness Cove offers a variety of accommodation options to make your fall camping experience exceptional. Choose from cozy glamping tents, rustic cabins, well-equipped RV sites, or even vacation homes. The fall season is an ideal time to embrace the beauty of Western North Carolina, and Wilderness Cove provides the perfect home base for your adventures.
Fall fly fishing on the Green River at Wilderness Cove Campground is a dream come true for angling enthusiasts. With the opportunity for direct river access, a Free Fly Fishing 101 Event, and a well-stocked campstore, Wilderness Cove ensures that your fly fishing adventure is both enjoyable and memorable. So, pack your gear, book your stay, and get ready for an unforgettable fall getaway in the heart of nature.

Fall Glamping in Western North Carolina: Wilderness Cove’s Ultimate Adventure

Experience the Magic of Fall in Western North Carolina with Wilderness Cove

Fall in Western North Carolina is pure enchantment. The landscape transforms into a breathtaking tapestry of colors, and the crisp, cool weather sets the stage for incredible outdoor adventures. If you’re searching for an unforgettable fall glamping experience, Wilderness Cove is your hidden gem in this picturesque region.

The Allure of Autumn in Western North Carolina

Fall in Western North Carolina is a visual masterpiece. The lush forests don their autumn attire, painting the mountains with shades of crimson, gold, and fiery orange. The mild, pleasant weather during this season is ideal for outdoor pursuits, offering cool days and crisp evenings.

Wilderness Cove: Your Gateway to Fall Bliss

At Wilderness Cove, we merge rustic charm with modern comforts to create a magical fall glamping experience. Our accommodations include:

Glamping Tents: Immerse yourself in nature without sacrificing luxury in our cozy glamping tents with comfortable beds and modern amenities.

Primitive Campsites: Connect with nature in its purest form by choosing our primitive campsites.

RV Sites: Bring your home on wheels and enjoy full hookup RV sites.

Cabins: Select from various-sized cabins for a comfortable retreat amidst nature’s beauty.

Adventure at Your Doorstep

Wilderness Cove’s standout feature is its unbeatable location. Situated directly on the Green River and next to the entrance to the Green River Gamelands, we provide easy access to a wide array of outdoor activities:

Fly Fishing: The renowned Green River offers excellent trout fishing opportunities for anglers of all levels.

Kayaking: Paddle along the gentle currents of the river, even if you didn’t bring your own kayak; we offer rentals for your convenience.

Hiking: Explore the scenic trails of the nearby Green River Gamelands, where autumn leaves create a mesmerizing backdrop.

Shuttle Services: For kayakers, we offer shuttle services to simplify your river adventures.

Unplug and Reconnect with Nature

Fall in Western North Carolina invites you to disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with nature. Wilderness Cove’s serene ambiance, accompanied by the soothing sounds of the river and rustling leaves, offers the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Embrace the beauty of fall in Western North Carolina and embark on an unforgettable glamping adventure at Wilderness Cove. Whether you seek outdoor thrills or quiet moments by the campfire, we have it all. Book your fall getaway today and immerse yourself in the splendor of this enchanting season. Discover why Wilderness Cove is the ultimate destination for fall glamping in Western North Carolina.

No Tee Times. Walk-Ins Only.

Standard Golf Rates*

Weekdays

Weekends

*Specials Available For Seniors, Veterans and First Responders. Tax included.

Membership Options**

Golf and Pool

Golf Only

**Bonuses Available For Referring New Members.

Staying awhile in our RV Park? Add an Unlimited Golf Package to your reservation for $150/month!

*Tax included. Monthly Memberships require a 12-month commitment. Dues are paid monthly. Up to 5 individuals living in the same household are included in Family memberships.

Membership Options**

Golf and Pool

Pool Only

*Tax included. Monthly Memberships require a 12-month commitment. Dues are paid monthly. Up to 5 individuals living in the same household are included in Family memberships.
**During winter months (November - March) all pool members may use the pool at no extra charge, if available.

green river DELAYED HARVEST STOCKING DATES

Fishing Boats

Includes rental, paddle, life jacket, and shuttle ride.

Catchers

Includes rental, paddle, life jacket, and shuttle ride.

Bellyaks

Includes rental, helmet, gloves, , paddle, life jacket, and shuttle ride.

Half Day Rental: $50

Tubing Season

Safety Requirements

Scheduled Tubing Closures

May

September

June

July

August

Mini Cat Rental

(Includes rental, life jacket, Paddle, and Shuttle Ride. Limited supply.)

1.5 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 1 HOUR): $25

Our shortest float starts at the top put-in (Fishtop access) and finishes at the Wilderness Cove Beach.

4.5 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 3 HOURS): $25

Our most popular float begins at Wilderness Cove Beach and finishes at the final takeout (Big Rock access – or as we affectionately call it, Fish Bottom).

6 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 4 HOURS): $30

Our longest float starts at the top put-in (Fishtop access) and finishes at the final takeout (Big Rock access – or as we affectionally call it, Fish Bottom).

Tube Tracker Rental

(INCLUDES RENTAL, LIFE JACKET, PADDLE, AND SHUTTLE RIDE. LIMITED SUPPLY.)

1.5 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 1 HOUR): $25

Our shortest float starts at the top put-in (Fishtop access) and finishes at the Wilderness Cove Beach.

4.5 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 3 HOURS): $25

Our most popular float begins at Wilderness Cove Beach and finishes at the final takeout (Big Rock access – or as we affectionately call it, Fish Bottom).

6 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 4 HOURS): $30

Our longest float starts at the top put-in (Fishtop access) and finishes at the final takeout (Big Rock access – or as we affectionally call it, Fish Bottom).

Daily Schedule & Reservations

Our tubing schedule is updated daily on our Facebook page, based on releases from the Tuxedo Hydro Station upriver. We run 6 days per week during the season. Check our schedule before heading our way to stay informed. For 1 hour floats, tubing runs from 11:30am-6:00pm, and tubers must be in the water to start their float by 3:00pm. For 3 hour floats, tubing runs from 12:30pm-6:00pm, and tubers must be in the water to start their float by 3:00pm. For 4 hour floats, tubing runs from 11:30am to 6:00pm, and tubers must be in the water to start their float by 2:00pm. Please note that these times are subject to change without notice as the flow of the Green River is out of our control. Reservations are not required, but are recommended for premium options like Catchers, Fishing Boats and Bellyaks. Weekends and holidays are busiest, so arrive early. Join us for an unforgettable tubing adventure – reserve your spot today!

ONLINE WAIVER​

Maximize your time on the water by completing your waiver ahead of time. Be sure to check-in and pay at the camp store when you arrive.

Tubing Season

Safety Requirements

Scheduled Tubing Closures

May

September

June

July

August

Daily Schedule & Reservations

Our tubing schedule is updated daily on our Facebook page, based on releases from the Tuxedo Hydro Station upriver. We run 6 days per week during the season. Check our schedule before heading our way to stay informed. For 1 hour floats, tubing runs from 11:30am-6:00pm, and tubers must be in the water to start their float by 3:00pm. For 3 hour floats, tubing runs from 12:30pm-6:00pm, and tubers must be in the water to start their float by 3:00pm. For 4 hour floats, tubing runs from 11:30am to 6:00pm, and tubers must be in the water to start their float by 2:00pm. Please note that these times are subject to change without notice as the flow of the Green River is out of our control. Reservations are not required, but are recommended for premium options like Catchers, Fishing Boats and Bellyaks. Weekends and holidays are busiest, so arrive early. Join us for an unforgettable tubing adventure – reserve your spot today!

Tube Rentals (Includes tube rental, shuttle, and life jacket)

1.5 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 1 HOUR): $15

Our shortest float starts at the top put-in (Fishtop access) and finishes at the Wilderness Cove Beach.

4.5 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 3 HOURS): $15

Our most popular float begins at Wilderness Cove Beach and finishes at the final takeout (Big Rock access - or as we affectionately call it, Fish Bottom).

6 MILE FLOAT (APPROX 4 HOURS): $20

Our longest float starts at the top put-in (Fishtop access) and finishes at the final takeout (Big Rock access - or as we affectionately call it, Fish Bottom).

Online Waiver

Maximize your time on the water by completing your waiver ahead of time. Be sure to check-in and pay at the camp store when you arrive.

Have your own tube or kayak? No problem! Shuttle services are offered for $15 per person.