Oconoluftee River

Fly Fishing the Oconoluftee River

Stream flow and height of Oconoluftee River, Cherokee

The stream flow and height data is used as the same data as for the Ravens Fork and Oconoluftee River

The Oconoluftee River flows from the Smoky Mountain National Park into the Ravens Fork River at the SMNP Visitors Center.  The National Park does not stock fish, but there are plenty of wonderful wild trout in this river.  There are some larger stocked fish that swim up the Oconoluftee River from the confluence of the Ravens Fork.

Much of the river runs along side the US441 highway some distance into the Park.  There are plenty of pull offs as you head north on US441.  It is not uncommon to see Elk and Black Bear on your fishing trip, especially the Elk in Cherokee on especially the Ravens Fork.  It seems like a new experience every time you see them.  Quite prevalent during the rut late September/early October

Interesting enough: When fishing both the Ravens Fork and the Oconoluftee on the reservation in Cherokee you need a Cherokee Enterprise fishing license.  In the Park above the gates entering the Park you only need a NC fishing license.