Time to Hit The Water

From fishing to watercraft rentals, let’s get wet!

The Marina

If you’re looking for fun on the water and priceless views, head down to our Marina. The Marina maintains a full fleet of watercraft rentals and the toys to go with them. Earn your own Big Fish story when you try your hand at Fontana lake fishing.

Come to the Fontana Village Resort to rent all the watercraft and equipment you need to get out on the water. At the Fontana Marina, rental choices include pontoon boats, canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards.

Catch your limit on one of the Appalachian’s most beautiful mountain lakes and get there on one of the amazing Fontana lake rentals for a day.

Pontoon Boat Shuttle Services are available for hikers and trout fishermen wanting to explore Eagle Creek, Hazel Creek, or any of the North Shore of the Fontana Lake. Get out on the Southern Boundary of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park with easy access to the mountains or just a short trip back to luxury of the Fontana Village Resort. Pick-up and drop-off services are available.

Fontana Marina, Fontana Dam, NC – Dock master Brandon Jones reports that the fish are biting on Fontana Lake right now! Enjoy fishing areas you can walk to from the Fontana Marina or try a Fontana lake rental to get to that sweet spot you’ve got your eye on.

Small Mouth and Spotted Bass are hitting on Top Water lures, Pop-R lures, Zara spooks, buzz bait and yellow and white floating worms. Bream are biting on crickets and night crawlers. These moody creatures can be tricky to catch sometimes, so bring your best fishing strategies with you. Get out there and catch your fill!

Come on out and enjoy the perfect summer weather! Lake conditions are ideal for morning and evening fishing with easy access to the stream heads along the southern shores of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Marina Store is fully stocked with bait and tackle. It’s the perfect place whether your North Carolina vacation lasts one afternoon or a whole week.

Learn more about our Annual Bass Classic Fishing Tournament

Slips, Mooring & Boat Rentals

Rental choices include pontoon boats, canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards. You never have to be bored on your next North Carolina mountain vacation.

The Marina offers dockage and mooring if you prefer to bring your own watercraft. Mooring with water and power is available by the day, week, month or annually.

Learn more about the Marina

For more information or to reserve your vessel, please call:


Pontoon Cruises & Guided Hikes

Hop aboard one of Fontana’s pontoon boats for a scenic cruise on Fontana Lake in the beautiful Eagle and Hazel Creek waterways. You’ll get a view of the trails, forests, and mountains near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that few people get to experience.

Join us for a breathtaking sunset on the water where you get to watch the world fade away behind the mountains. You’ll see why our visitors come back year after year just for the Sunset and Afternoon Lake Cruises at our Fontana Village Resort & Marina.

The Marina is offering absolutely stunning cruises at sunset with some of the most beautiful vistas imaginable. Call 828.498.2017 for seasonal cruise schedules and to make reservations for your next North Carolina mountain vacation.

Shuttle Services

For guests looking for access to some of the most remote sections of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s western region, Fontana Village Resort and Marina offers drop-off and scheduled pick-up services by boat to many location along the northern shore of Fontana Lake. Get back to nature on your next North Carolina Mountain vacation. You pick the trail and Fontana Village Resort will help you get there.

Take advantage of the shuttle for transportation to spectacular back-country hiking and camping. Experience native trout fly fishing in the majestic settings of Hazel or Eagle Creeks. Or pick your own personal spot and contact us to determine options for your destination.

Shuttle Services

Review our great Marina services sheet here, and please call for pricing for your group or vacation. 

*Shuttle services must be reserved 48 hours in advance. Please call the Marina directly at 828-498-2017 for back country and other shuttle reservations.

Decoration Day

A Folk Custom of Respect

Decoration Day is a late spring or early summer tradition where the community comes together to clean common spaces, trails, and cemeteries. Placing fresh flowers on tombstones and plots allows us to remember those who came before us, reconnecting today’s generations with those that came long before. You may know the holiday that was born out of Decoration Day – national Memorial Day – but for the Great Smoky Mountains we will always decorate with life.