Fed by cool mountain streams - the pristine waters of our privately-owned, 35-acre Hampton Lake have long been the center of summer activity and offer a wide range of water activities. A swimming area, sandy beach, wading pool and two docks and swim platforms provide a variety of ways to cool off. Check in at the Boat House where kayaks, pedal boats and stand-up-paddle boards are available for your use.
Hampton Lake is known for its bass and bream, and our guests are welcome to fish throughout their stay. Guests can also fish for rainbow trout at Jewell Lake, our smaller, stocked pond where fly fishing schools are available daily. Fishing gear and tackle are included with your stay at High Hampton and can be picked up at the Boat House. Advanced reservations are suggested. For even more ways to cast a line, guests can explore the many area fishing hotspots. Jackson County NC, home to High Hampton Resort, is the Trout Capital of NC and boasts the WNC Fly Fishing Trail, featuring some of the best river fishing in the region. Learn more about off-property fishing excursions here!