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The Region

Washington Gap is a mountain property in the heart of the Western North Carolina. Located in Jackson Country, the area features a nice balance between peaceful forests and vibrant downtowns.  There’s good reason to love this location.

Accessible

Jackson County is 50 miles from Asheville, 111 miles from Knoxville, 50 miles from Gatlinburg, and only 150 miles from Atlanta. It's also convenient to upstate South Carolina, and less than three hours from North Carolina's largest city, Charlotte.

A Great River

The picturesque Tuckasegee River flows 40 miles throughout Jackson County. A moderate current makes it one of the best white-water rivers for beginners and families, and it is considered Western North Carolina's best stream for fly fishing.

Vibrant Business

With a 24 percent increase in population since the 1991s, economic growth abounds. The county is also a popular tourist destination, which has fueled growth in the downtowns of Sylva, Dillsboro and Cashiers.

Beautiful Landscape

The county's 491 square miles encompass some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the Southeast. Elevations range from 2,000 feet to more than 6,000 feet. The landscape is highlighted by waterfalls, rocky peaks, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Washington Gap is a truely premier piece of NC mountain real estate.

Climate

Average January temperature - 39 Degrees F
Average July temperature - 74 Degrees F
Average annual rainfall - 52.9”
Average annual snowfall - 6.3”

Beautiful Mountain Property Sites

Map of Washington Gap, NC

  Activities Hiking

Jackson County offers great hiking.  Not only can you hike right from Washington Gap through miles of national forest trails, you can also take advantage of much more of what the nearby area has to offer. This is Western North Carolina Mountain Property at it's finest. http://www.mountainlovers.com/content_activities_hiking.asp

Bicycling

Cyclists find a wide array of challenges in and around Jackson County, including single-track trails, back roads, and trails in the Nantahala National Forest. The Nantahala Outdoor Center's Tsali Trail System is one of the nation's finest, while Panthertown Wilderness Area and the Roy A. Taylor ATV Trail System also offer riding opportunities. The Blue Ridge Parkway is an off-season favorite for road bikers, but isn't recommended in the summer and fall because of heavy motor traffic.

Fishing

There are a wide range of fishing opportunities from the Tuckasegee River to the numerous lakes and ponds in the area, anglers will find plenty to suit them here.

The Tuckasegee River is the largest body of water in Jackson County, and was called “Western North Carolina’s best trout stream for fly anglers,” by the Charlotte Observer. The North Carolina Mountains also offers scores of small streams that make for great mountain fishing locations. Fishing is also available in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, on the Cherokee Indian Reservation, and on any of the many North Carolina Mountain lakes in Jackson County. North Carolina mountain land never had so good!

Golf

The area has some wonderful golf courses and clubs.  A few of them are:
High Hampton Inn and Country Club (http://www.highhamptoninn.com)
Maggie Valley Club (http://www.maggievalleyclub.com)
Mill Creek Resort and Country Club (http://www.mcgolfresort.com/)
Sapphire Mountain Golf Club

Skiing and Snowboarding

Winters are generally mild, but snow is not unusual, particularly in the higher elevations around Cashiers, Sapphire Valley and Balsam. At the Sapphire Valley Ski Area, snowmaking machines help maintain prime skiing conditions from mid-December through February. The ski area offers four slopes, a vertical drop of 425 feet, a chair lift, and a surface lift. Locations in northern Jackson County are within reasonable driving distance of Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley.

Hunting

Hunters will find the direct access to thousands of acres of National Forest land a great advantage of Washington Gap, NC. White tail, Turkey, Black Bear and Grouse are indigence to the land around Washington Gap and offer opportunity for all experience levels.

Water Sports

Swimming, sailing, water skiing, boating, tubing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and canoeing are all available in Jackson County. There are four whitewater rivers, the Tuckasegee, Chattooga, Oconaluftee and the nearby Nantahala, with difficulty ranging from Class I to Class VI. Commercial companies rent rafts, canoes, kayaks and tubes. Canoes and boat rentals are available on Lake Glenville, near Cashiers. There are also several smaller, more remote lakes in the county, all of which have boat access.

Dining and Shopping

Jackson County's dining choices are abundant. Whether you seek fine dining, good old country cookin’, or just a quick bite there is a perfect eatery just for you. Below is a list of dining recommended by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Please consider these as you plan your stay.

Links

http://www.townofsylva.org/
www.mountainlovers.com