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Thread: Backcountry Ideas

  1. #1
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    Sep 2008

    Default Backcountry Ideas

    A buddy and I are planning to go hiking/camping/fishing Tuesday through Friday (not sure if we're gonna stay 2 or 3 nights) of next week. We spent 3 nights last fall on Hazel and in Bone Valley and had a blast. Would like to go somewhere different this time but have a similar sort of trip... (good hike in, a little off the beaten path, good fishing, cool sights and views). I was just wondering if you guys had any favorite trails/sites. Would love to hear any suggestions for anywhere in the park. Thanks so much!

    ...of all the liars among mankind, the fisherman is the most trustworthy.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008


    Cades Cove campground taking Anothony Creek trail up to Spence Field. You can fish, stop at 9 and go to Spence Field the next day or stop at 10 and go to Russell Field.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Maryville, TN


    I think Deep Creek would be a smiliar type trip lots of backcountry campsites and miles of good water similar to Hazel. Also there are tons of nice hiking loops in the area up around martins gap, thomas ridge and places, and other fishing opportunities such as Indian Creek which is a nice stream. I have stayed at burnt spruce cs 56 and it was nice and 55 (pole road?) looked very nice too.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Tallahassee, Florida


    My favorite backcountry trip is up the LR trail above Elkmont....CS24 at Rough Creek and CS23 at the fork of Goshen Prong on Fish Camp....Fish Camp Prong offers some great water and varying scenery....this is an old lumber rail trail with a lot of local history as well as some fine fishing 24 you always have a chance of scoring a slam when fishing above the campground on a single stream.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Rock Hill, SC


    bumhopingfortrout4--Crockett's idea is a good one, and there are a bunch of campsites on Deep Creek besides the two he mentions. Another possibility would be Forney Creek, another Eagle Creek, and yet another Noland Creek. In truth, if you are willing to do a bit of hiking there are many streams on both the N. C. and Tenn. sides of the Park where you can have the kind of experience you describe. Indeed, although I camped at Bone Valley last year, Hazel Creek would be several notches down my list for one reason. It's a victim of its own popularity--too many people.
    Jim Casada

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