Washington Irving captured the peace that one finds in pockets of time while fishing: “There is certainly something in fishing that tends to produce a gentleness of spirit, a pure serenity of mind.” The gifts of Mother Nature are sure to bless those who fish in her cool waters. Within our private community, members relish a day spent fly-fishing for trout and bass along the Elk River. The river enhances the Club experience found in our community, whether you’re soaking up the views from our Clubhouse, admiring its beauty while on the green, enjoying a morning stroll or setting out with your favorite rod and reel. 

Perhaps the state’s first Jack Nicklaus Signature Course and our luxury mountain real estate drew you to Elk River Club. Establishing a residence here also means access to our Har-Tru tennis courts, Pool and Wellness Complex, Equestrian Center, private airport and more. In today’s blog, we’re exploring the fly-fishing and neighborhood parks available to our residents. 

A Prime Location

Regarding what makes our region ideal for trout fishing, Anietra Hamper for PlanetWare writes, “The secret of North Carolina trout fishing is that the cold water flowing from the mountain streams and rivers creates ideal habitats for the fish to thrive, giving anglers thousands of waterways to navigate.” 

The Winding Elk River

Parts of the Elk River wind through our community, giving members access to this dedicated trout fishery. Members are gracious stewards of this state treasure, which is home to rainbow, native brook and brown trout, bream and rock bass. Catch and release fly-fishing provides the opportunity to savor the day with loved ones as you create new memories with children, grandchildren and guests. 

Playtime at the Park

The beauty of the High Country abounds at Elk River Club. From the morning song of the American Goldfinch to Blue Ridge Mountain views and the soothing waters of the Elk River, you’ll feel your shoulders soften as your worries float away. Our residents spend time at two distinct neighborhood parks

Riverside Park is perfect for little ones and furry friends with its deluxe playground and dog park. The park is also home to waterside decks and roomy cabanas. Bring something yummy to eat and settle into our picnic area. Residents and their beloved pets look forward to the unofficial “Yappy Hour” as they catch up on the day’s happenings and unwind. Robbins Sunset Park is the place to be at sunset as you gaze deep into the Tennessee mountains. Recent updates mean ample room on the spacious deck for musical performances and wine tastings with friends. This mountaintop retreat will surely be a piece of paradise in your routine. 

Get in Touch

Fly-fishing and neighborhood parks are just a part of what makes our exclusive community so desirable. Request more information about our prestigious golf course community. 

Elk River Club is a private mountain golf community in Western North Carolina with the first Signature Jack Nicklaus golf course in the state. Residents and guests enjoy surrounding views of Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain and Grandfather Mountain. Amenities include an Equestrian Center, a private, on-premise airport, Har-Tru tennis courts, a pool complex, spa services, Clubhouse, casual and fine dining, fishing, events and more.