Recreation in Western North Carolina

Explore our world in the mountains

Living the outdoor life is a favorite pastime at Arrowhead Point. From relaxing strolls beside the placid waters of Lake Nantahala, to the day hikes at elevations up to 5,499 feet, you’ll find the cool coves and ridges of the Nantahalas drawing you to explore.

Horse Backing

There are innumerable trails throughout the area. A favorite, for overnight camping, is available at the US Forest Service Wine Springs Horse Camp on its #711 Road high in the Wine Springs Basin - reservations required.


For the bicyclist, mountain-bike trails with unsurpassed beauty offer varying degrees of challenge. Tsali for mountain biking or try the Mountain Waters Scenic Byway for road biking. For a safe ride, be alert to "giving way" to faster paced motorists.



Various challenges of all ranges can be experienced on the Appalachian and Bartram Trails accessed, just a short distance, up Wayah Road from Arrowhead Point’s main entrance.


Fishing & Boating

This beautiful lake country offers a varied summer days’ fun at Arrowhead Point. Lake access, from every Arrowhead Point site, permits fishing her waters for your relaxation. For higher velocity fun, head to deep water to ski, kneeboard, or safely tube. Paddlers of all skill levels welcome the challenge the Nantahala Basin waters offer; Canoe to Clear Creek Falls for a picnic spot (to keep your lake clean and green, remember to “carry out” what you “carry in”); gather friends for rafting or kayaking the whitewaters of the Nantahala Gorge or nearby Ocoee River.

No banjo music, please!

Grab your best hand-tied flies and head to your favorite trout pool among the miles of available trout waters…especially the Nantahala River and Nantahala Gorge.


Just a Short Drive Away

Leisurely drives in every direction to quaint mountain villages and sophisticated shops, restaurants and galleries… And be sure to explore the shops and small-time charm of nearby towns such as Franklin and Andrews. Also, don’t forget the upscale boutiques and five-star restaurants of Cashiers and Highlands, just a short drive away through gorgeous scenery on the Mountain Waters Scenic Byway.


Golf and tennis abound in the surrounding area. Several challenging courses are nearby, including Highlands, Cashiers, Waynesville, Clayton, Murphy, and Maggie Valley.

Too many functions? Not enough time for 18 holes? Try Western North Carolina’s oldest, neatest, refurbished nine hole golf course- the Franklin Golf Course.

Schedule your “cleats and clubs” for a tee time on nine, just 30 minutes from Arrowhead Point Retreat. Memberships are available.

Afterwards, return to your favorite piece of creation at Arrowhead Point on the lake; comfortable in the thought that, “Now, I can devote that time saved from not hitting eighteen, to a desired activity with my spouse, my friends, my children or my grandchildren.”

Winter Sports

Visit Maggie Valley’s ridges to ski, snowboard, and sled.

From the vantage point of your Arrowhead Point retreat on Lake Nantahala, the outdoors calls you to an active lifestyle, all while encountering nature at its most majestic.

Custom Home
For Sale

Model Home for Sale

Try this Riverbend timber frame home, custom designed by Richard Rosenbloom of Chattahoochee Timber Frames, LLC. Completed July 2010. (Just in time to put your tax refund to work accessorizing, this, your new home.)

Priced with secluded, private boat slip, by tram access only to our lakeside 5 slip marina.
At $1,195,000.00

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