We are right next door to the Green River Game Lands, a huge forest preserve area.
The Green River Game Lands, a huge forest preserve area, wraps around Lakemont Cottages. Walk down an old overgrown forest road that leads to the Green River. This hiking trail was once the main road that connected Henderson County with Spartanburg, S.C. In the winter, you can see waterfalls on Laurel Creek, 25 feet below. Green River is about a mile below the old road.
The Green River Game Lands, right next door, are a relatively undisturbed wilderness with narrow gorges, steep ravines, coves and forests. This rugged area is crisscrossed with 16 miles of trails maintained to encourage foot travel only. The North Carolina Wildlife Commission manages 18,639 acres of land along the Green River downstream of Lake Summit in Henderson and Polk counties. It is a great place to fish, hike, kayak, canoe or float the river on a tube.
Enjoy native wildflowers in the forests and small grassy areas. The trails explore deep forests, rivers with whitewater rapids and waterfalls. There are even a few high mountain vistas.
The main purpose of Green River Game Lands is wildlife conservation and management. You can see a variety of wildlife, like white tailed deer, fox squirrels and gray squirrels, cottontail rabbits, red and gray fox, raccoon, and opossum.
The Green River Game Lands have the highest density of nesting birds in the state. Bobwhite quail, ruffed grouse, mourning dove, woodcock, wild turkeys, a variety of songbirds, even the federally endangered red cockaded woodpecker can be seen around our cabins.
The more rugged eastern areas are habitat for bobcat and black bears.
Green River Game Land is a popular trout fishing destination. The majority of the waters on the Game Land are designated by the NCWRC as Public Mountain Trout Water. Big Hungry River is classified as Hatchery Supported on the game land. The other tributaries are classified as Wild Trout.
Whether you are looking for a backcountry adventure or a leisurely walk down an old forest road, you can walk out the door from one of our cabins.
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