• Excursions

    Cashiers ExcursionsSometimes you want to take a trip and see something nearby. Here are some ideas.

  • Fishing

    Cashiers FishingYou'll find there are plenty of spots to go fishing in and around Cashiers.

  • Hiking

    Cashiers HikingLike to hike? Or just a walk in the woods? Then you're in luck!

  • Mountain Biking

    Cashiers Mountain BikingSome of the best mountain biking in the country is within an hour's drive of Cashiers.

  • Swimming

    Cashiers SwimmingThere are many natural swimming holes for cooling off in the summer!

  • Waterfalls

    Cashiers WaterfallsThe waterfalls around Cashiers range from breathtaking to peaceful to exciting to mammoth.

Rainbow Falls is one of the most dramatic falls in the Cashiers area. Silver Run Falls While it certainly isn't easy to reach, Bull Pen slices right underneath a road bridge. Middle Glen Falls during a rain. Lower Glen Falls
Rainbow Falls is one of the most dramatic falls in the Cashiers area. The 200' fall is located on the Horsepasture River near Sapphire. Get more information about Rainbow Falls »
Silver Run Falls is located just a short hike off of Hwy. 107 south of Cashiers. The 35' waterfall keeps a rather large plunge pool full of water for swimming. Get directions to Silver Run Falls »
While it certainly isn't easy to reach, Bull Pen slices right underneath a road bridge. It's a bit of a drive, but you won't have to go far once you park. More information on Bull Pen and directions »
Upper Glen Falls during a rain. Hiking down from Highlands, the second tier of Glen Falls cascades quite a way. Read more about Glen Falls »
Middle Glen Falls looks like a dream in this time-lapse shot. Find out how to visit Glen Falls »

From the guide

Fishing: Tuckaseigee River

The “Tuck” is the largest river in our immediate area. It is used to generate electricity, and when the water is pumping wading is not safe. This is a hatchery supported river, so it does receive stockings throughout the year. But most fish it for its catch-and-release waters from October 1 through the first Saturday in June.

This five-mile stretch is considered “delayed harvest” and receives more stocked fish than any other river in North Carolina. When the water is down, wading is easy. Roadside access makes this another river that is perfect for those who do not want to walk or climb over rocks.

On Hwy. 107 North, the West Fork of the Tuck begins to follow the road just beyond Glenville. The East Fork comes in appx. 13 miles from Cashiers. This river is under hatchery supported regulations. No lure restrictions.

The delayed harvest section begins 23.2 miles from Cashiers and 2 miles beyond Western Carolina University, where 107 crosses the river. Look for the ice cream shop “Jack the Dipper” on the left. Turn left just beyond Jack the Dipper. This road follows the river and has easy parking and access.

For dam release information, call (866) 332-5253. Flow from the West Fork makes for good fishing. The East Fork is the big one! Wading is hazardous with both flowing. Add six hours to allow for the water to come up in the delayed harvest section.

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