Fishing – Deerwoode Reserve has a large 8-acre lake, a smaller 1 acre lake and several ponds that are great for fishing. You’ll find bass, crappie, perch, bream and catfish. The French Broad River has native trout and muskie. Fishing is permitted on Deerwoode Reserve and a fishing license is not required while fishing the lakes and ponds on the property. We prefer that you catch and release; however, if you choose to keep your fish, then limit 2 per person. North Carolina requires persons age 16 and older fishing in public waters, which includes the French Broad River, to possess a valid fishing license. For more information and to purchase a fishing license visit ncwildlife.org.
For water activities, bring your own equipment to enjoy in our large lake. It’s perfect for canoeing or paddle boarding or just floating around.