Fontana Dam & Visitor’s Center


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year Round
  • Hours - Visitor Observatory Wed-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


  • Hwy 28

    Fontana Dam,    


Ranked among the most beautiful in the world, Fontana Dam is the highest concrete, gravity dam east of the Rocky Mountains. The Appalachian Trail crosses the top of the dam. Constructed in 1942-43, the dam is 480 ft. high and 2,365 ft. long. A visitor observatory is located on top of the dam.

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Hwy 28
Fontana Dam NC 28733


Latitude: 35° 27' 7.1994" / Longitude: -83° 48' 8.28"

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On Hwy 28 in northeast section of Graham County, NC

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