Grandfather Trout Farm, Gem Mine

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Grandfather Trout Farm, Gem Mine

Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Open Year Round
  • Hours - Mon-Fri 11am-5pm and Sat-Sun 10am-5pm


  • 10767 Hwy 105 S.

    Banner Elk,   NC   28604


At Grandfather Trout Farm, we make it simple and easy to watch the excitement on your kids' faces when they land their first fish. Grandfather Trout Farm is literally a NC attraction in and of itself!

You may bring your own or we will fit you with the size you need. All bait and tackle are furnished at no charge. We supply you with a bucket, towel, net and gear for your fishing needs. Don’t worry if you’ve never fished a day in your life, we’ll be happy to help you get started.

For some people, cleaning their catch is part of the fun of fishing, and you may do so, or we will clean them for you for .50 cents each. We will filet or clean your trout whole whatever you prefer.

Not only do we have fishing, but we have gem mining with a gift shop and a nine-hole miniature golf course. The golf is free to anyone who fishes or gem mines.

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10767 Hwy 105 S.
Banner Elk NC 28604


Latitude: 36° 8' 42.3594" / Longitude: -81° 47' 51.72"

Special Directions:

10 miles south of Boone on NC 105; 3 miles north of the intersection of NC 105 and NC 184 at Tynecastle on NC 105.

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