Fishing & Boating in Chimney Rock Village and Lake Lure

The Rocky Broad River runs right through the heart of our small Village.

It is a warmer river with lower elevation levels at 1048 feet. The river runs into Lake Lure and provides anglers with big fish of all species.

The Rocky Broad is located in Henderson and Rutherford Counties, a short drive from Asheville. Beautiful natural scenery and big pools with fast shoots provide the trout with plenty of hiding spots and ample oxygen.


The name of the river derived from a large number of large boulders that are present in and on the banks of the river.

Water levels are determined largely from the amount of rain that hits the watershed above the river, which is between Fairview and Black Mountain. With many branches and small creeks feeding the river, the Rocky Broad can quickly become a raging river, taking swift turns in heavy rainfall.

This makes it a highly popular spot for kayak enthusiasts as well.

The Rocky Broad is known for its stocked trout in the upper sections near Bat Cave. The lower sections provide great smallmouth fishing and even largemouth bass fishing in the mouth of the river,  closest to the lake. Trout species include rainbow, brown, and brook trout.

Lake Lure is a 720-acre large lake situated in a town of the same name. And it is located less than one mile from Chimney Rock Village! It is fed by the Rocky Broad River. 

The lake is a popular vacation spot for North Carolina residents and beyond and boasts plenty of activities.

Fishing on the lake is a highlight of a trip for many visitors, and a popular pastime for many locals.

As a note, remember that you will need an annual permit before you put a private boat on the lake. You can also rent boats or have a fishing guide take you out for a day of fishing. 

If you don't have a fishing license, you will need to get one before fishing, even if it's just for one day. Here's how to get your North Carolina fishing license.


Boat rentals, including fishing boats, canoes, and kayaks