Almond Boat and RV Park, on Lake Fontana

Almond Boat and RV Park, on Lake Fontana


Another great vacation at AB&RVP!! 21 years and counting!!
The Best-kept Secret in the Mountains. The 29-mile long Fontana Lake has more than 240 miles of shoreline. Unlike most lakes in the area, shoreline development has been kept to a minimum. More than 90 percent of the land around the Lake is owned by either the National Park Service or the US Forest Service. Those fortunate enough to go boating on Fontana Lake have a unique perspective of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At places the view is unobstructed from the lake level to the top of towering Clingmans Dome, the Park's highest peak. There are a number of private marinas where you can rent a boat, including Almond Boat and RV Park, on Lake Fontana or put your own boat on the lake. More info:
It’s time to get your weekend ON! Bryson City Outdoors Fontana Lake Rentals start TODAY!! They have SUPs, kayaks, fishing kayaks, peddle kayaks, kids kayaks, and canoes!! 10am-6pm Daily (weather permitting) Located at Almond Boat and RV Park, on Lake Fontana and can be booked online:
What a Great bunch of People, just want ya'll to know We are having a Girl. looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Another amazing trip to Almond thank you all for another great time see you all again in the summer
Almond Boat and RV Park, on Lake Fontana was again blanketed in mist.
The misty Lake at Almond Boat and RV Park, on Lake Fontana (the Other Lake) was mysterious and beautiful.
Yours truly guided Captain Grandpapa out of Almond Boat and RV Park, on Lake Fontana.
One of the best ways to experience Fontana Lake is by boat. Almond Boat and RV Park, on Lake Fontana has pet-friendly pontoon rentals and Carolina Bound Adventures allows smaller dogs on their guided sunset cruise. What a great way to get outdoors with your pup! Learn more about this pristine lake where over 90% of the shoreline is either the National Park Service or the US Forest Service.
Dallas, Dog Detective, kept Bow Wow Deck watch and yours truly was the back seat navigator as we departed the boat park.
Almond Boat and RV Park, on Lake Fontana
Texas Pete is missing in the Fontana Lake area. Please let me know if you see or hear of him. He is my 11 year olds closest companion & she’s devastated. He is wearing a blue & green collar.

If found please contact Nedra Creson (828)400-1171


Located on Fontana Lake in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, Almond Boat and RV Park invites you to "Come relax and enjoy the Smokies!

Visit for more information. 1 and 2 bedroom lakefront cabin rentals, RV sites with full hook-ups, boat rentals, slip rentals all on site. Boat rentals - 24' pontoons with 100HP Honda Outboards
16' Carolina Skiffs with 20hp Honda motors
Reservations and security deposit required. The cottages are one room with two double beds in the sleeping quarters and partially separated

Operating as usual


Breath taking. 🌳🌿🌞

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” —John Muir

Fontana Dam in the Great Smoky Mountains 04/23/2022

Fontana Dam in the Great Smoky Mountains

Fontana Dam in the Great Smoky Mountains Explore the tallest dam east of the Rocky Mountains. At 480 feet tall, you can walk or drive across Fontana Dam


Hope everyone enjoyed their day with family and had a happy Easter!


We are proud to announce that today marks our first day open for our 50th year in business. We want to thank you all for support and love you have shown us over the years. We hope to see you all soon!
God Bless.
The Mathis Family.


It’s that time again. 🎣

2/20/22: Yellow Perch, Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted Bass! #smounlimited


Even the deer are wondering where all the campers are! April 1st will be here soon! Make sure to start making those spring/summer reservations!


Dreaming of warmer weather but enjoying the scenery 🗻


From our family to youres, we want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! May everyone’s day be filled with lots of food and fellowship!


Happy Veterans Day!
Thank you for your service.
God bless you.


Huge thank you to Tammy and Andy Martin for serving our staff with a delicious lunch! We appreciate you guys more than you will ever know!


Hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend. Have fun & be safe!


Looking forward to a great Labor Day weekend! We still have a couple spots open on Friday for pontoon rentals! Give us a call and book yours today!


It’s been a busy Two days for the boat dock crew! Big thanks to Benfields Landing in Nebo NC for our new rental boats. Now to get them broke In and ready to rent!

Photos from Almond Boat and RV Park, on Lake Fontana's post 07/05/2021

Let freedom ring!
Happy 4th ♥️🤍💙
2020 ⬆️ vs 2021 ⬇️
Peep 👀 a beautiful rainbow


Happy 4th of July.
Have fun, be safe and God Bless!


Happy Fathers Day!


Steam Train of the Smokies


Quiet morning on Fontana. Who’s ready to be on the lake?


Boat slips are now ready to start accepting our returning customers! Give us a call for any questions!


From everyone at Almond Boat Park, we’d like to take a moment to wish everyone of you a Happy Easter! We give all our thanks and glory to God because HE IS RISEN! Hope everyone has an Awesome day, and God Bless!!


Anyone looking for something fun to do in the smokies this summer? Give the guys and gals at smokemont riding stables a visit!

It’s been a long winter and we’ve been itchin in our boots to get back on the trail for the season. Well, we’ve had an awesome first day back! We are so excited to make new friends and see our comrades from years past. We hope everyone has a great 2021 year and stays safe!

Here’s Big Rob getting all dressed up and ready for his first wagon ride of the year. As always, Rob is a steady superstar here at the stable and has earned his title as ‘Official Mascot’. He’s been with us for 13 years now, and knows when it’s go time!

If you would like to make a reservation, give us a call at 828-497-2373. We look forward to hearing from you!


We want to take a second to wish Jo a happy happy 82nd birthday! 82 has never looked so good! Greyson did plenty of loving on his great great nanny yesterday! Happy birthday and many more nanny! We love you!


From our family to yours, we want to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year!


Everyone from Almond Boat Park would like to take a moment and say thank you to all of our veterans! You are the reason we have the freedom we do today! Happy Veterans Day, and God bless!


Jeff and Logan have one 32x12 spot available if anyone needs boat storage give us a shout!


The guys have been working hard on their covered boat storage! Finally ready for Boats to come in!


Four generations of boat dockers In one room! Congrats Stephanie and Logan on a healthy baby boy!


Summer’s not over yet! Come enjoy the lake. We have Boat rentals available.


Berkley approves! She loves Fontana Lake. Does your puppy love the water?? Let’s see in the comments 🐶🐾


Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

The beautiful Fontana Lake from the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is now operating 7 days per week, departing from downtown Bryson City and heading westbound to the Nantahala Gorge. This excursion travels over the historic Fontana Trestle across Fontana Lake and into the beautiful Nantahala Gorge! Schedules and information:


Beautiful and delicious cookies from a great customer. If you are in the Denver NC area check her out. Thank you Jamie Bowman.


Fontana Lake is beautiful, cloudy or not. Yesterday started off cloudy then the sun came out. 🌞


Our pet fish put on a good show this morning!


Rascal working his shift in the office.


The guys have worked really hard on the new walk way, it looks very nice!

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Our pet fish put on a good show this morning!
The guys have worked really hard on the new walk way, it looks very nice!
One of our favorite views from the lake!
Summer is our favorite time of year. Ask us about our pontoon rentals before summer’s end!
View of Almond Boat Park from the Train
Lake Fontana
Fish are eating out of our hands at Almond Boat Park!
Take a look at our winter weather over the last couple of days!
Fontana Dam - Flood Waters Release
Almond Boat Park - 12/26/15
A Summer Afternoon on Lake Fontana




1165 Almond Boat Park Rd
Bryson City, NC

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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