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Wild Trout Camp

fish & Camp in pisgah national forest

Wild Trout Camp Info

Cost Per Participant: $700
(This is a 6-person maximum capacity trip)

This includes guided fly fishing (all gear necessary) for a full day with lunch as well as overnight accommodations including dinner, beverages, dessert, and breakfast the following morning. This is for one full day of fishing and then a shorter hike out on a different trail the next day returning to your own vehicle.

Book your Wild Trout Camp Trip

Pisgah National Forest Fly Fishing Camp


Worry-free fishing and camping await as you pack your bags for a camping trip, leaving them with us to handle the gear logistics. We hike in your equipment, alongside our own, allowing you to explore and fish your way to a luxurious permitted campsite.

The $700 cost per participant covers a full day of guided fly fishing with all necessary gear, including lunch, overnight accommodations with dinner, beverages, dessert, and breakfast the following morning. This unique experience accommodates a maximum of six participants.

Please Note: Booking a fishing trip requires a NON-REFUNDABLE 50% deposit. The full value is non-refundable within 7 days of the scheduled trip date, however, we will honor your deposit and reschedule for a future date if we are completely booked on your preferred date or other conflicts arise.


Escape into the heart of nature with an adventure like no other! Our overnight Wild Trout Camp is an angler’s dream come true, custom-tailored for those who love fishing and the great outdoors.

With over 15 years of outfitting expertise, we’ve melded the best of wilderness exploration and fishing to create a truly one-of-a-kind trip, so let us handle the logistics while you focus on what you love — hiking, fishing, and camping in the breathtaking wilderness of Pisgah National Forest!

What is Wild Trout Camp?

Our Wild Trout Camp is an exceptional outdoor camping and fishing experience, taking place over the span of two days. Hike and fish your way through native North Carolina blue lines and spend the night under the beautiful canopy of our High Country forest.

We have been awarded a Special Use Permit from the US Forest Service to operate our overnight Trout Camp inside Pisgah National Forest. Pisgah is home to hundreds of miles of trout streams and we have a program specifically designed for Fly Fishing for Wild Trout following a trail while hiking into our custom camp set away streamside!


Pack your bags just as you would for a camping trip and leave them with us! We will hike in your gear along with our own gear for the camp and you will be able to hike and fish your way to our luxurious permitted campsite worry-free.

Pisgah National Forest Fly Fishing Camp Program Overview

We have over 200 SQ FT of covered space tucked away in a trout dreamland!

 INCREDIBLE campfire food including a Dutch Oven dessert, along with the majestic sights and sounds of a streamside camp tucked into a laurel and rhododendron canopy. Join us for a full luxurious camp consisting of:

  • Cooker and diner tent
  • Covered space for outdoor dining and entertainment
  • 2 guest tents
  • Sleeping pads
  • Chairs
  • Hammocks
  • Lights
  • Music

All of this is hiked in and set up prior to the trip and is there for your entertainment and enjoyment!

We are the only outfitter in the region with a permit to host such trips and we pride ourselves in providing a true wilderness trout fishing experience with unparalleled camping accommodations

Campsite accommodations

5-Star Fishing Guides

Joel Ferg
Joel Ferg
Great guide service with great guides. Highly recommended. Very knowledgeable guides, work with all skill levels, and great communication prior to departure. If you're lucky, you might also get to meet or ride to the river with "Cowboy", Guide Colin's dog.
Erik Kikut
Erik Kikut
Great trip with my son. Dave is an extremely professional patient young man. Had a blast. Will be back.
Ward Price
Ward Price
Incredible experience with High Country Guide Service. I'm just getting into fly fishing and wanted to go out with a guide to see what fishing is around Boone, NC. I was paired with Kirby who was an absolute fantastic guide. Super patient (even after having to fix my multiple tangles in trees!) and extremely knowledgable. A really great no nonsense approach to fishing. Focus was on good fishing and less about getting bogged down in owning this or that item of gear. He was happy to answer all of my questions throughout the day and was just a great guy to spend 6 hours with while fishing. Best of all, we caught some great fish! All three species available in NC including a beautiful small stream brook trout and three larger Browns. Day ended at the shop with a pint of Guinness (on draught!) and a conversation on what flies i should add to my box. I highly recommend High Country Guide Service. I will definitely be using them again next time I'm in town!
Alan Sharp
Alan Sharp
Amazing experience! Best fishing trip my son & I have ever taken. Our guide, Kole, was an outstanding instructor, who patiently coached us into fly-fishing form. We caught fish throughout our 4-hour wade trip, which I had my doubts in the late July heat. Definitely go in the morning! As the trip was winding down, Kole lengthened the leader on one of my wet flys, suspecting a trout was holding in the deeper, cooler water. He was right, as I caught my biggest trout of the morning! These two trout fishing rookies are now "hooked' on the sport. Look forward to coming back! Thank you Kole!
Alex Cobb
Alex Cobb
I've used High Country Guides at least 5 times now and every single trip is nothing less than exceptional. The guides are extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and cater each trip to their customers' skill levels. I went from an absolute beginner to slingshotting dry flies in extremely tight spaces for large browns in less than a year. This outfit isn't just convenient because they're in Boone. They're the real deal.
Christian Olsen
Christian Olsen
I want to share with the owners/managers of High Country Guide Service (HCGS) about a recent float trip my 17-year-old son Kjeld and I took with one of your guides last week. Alyssa Adcock guided us down the Watauga in what I think is one of the best float trips I’ve ever had in 30-years of fishing. I booked the trip to celebrate Kjeld, a graduating High-School Senior, and all the work he has grinded out since the first day of school. Kjeld loves to get after the bass with his spinning rod and he’s never been on a float trip fishing a fly rod before. He loved every minute of it and said "he has never met anyone cooler than Alyssa." Alyssa is stunning – she is a fantastic communicator, she has a shiny & positive attitude, and she is delightfully patient. She was so competent on the sticks as she moved us from hole to hole, which put us onto some beautiful and chunky fish. At one-point, Kjeld and I had a double hook-up with a pair of rainbows. Alyssa was incredibly quick to keep the rods rigged up through-out the day and was gently helpful in correcting a bad habit or two when it came to mending my line. Clearly Alyssa is driven to share and teach, which is exactly what you need in a guide. We look forward to booking her boat again and have even begun to talk about Alaska. Thank you HCGS for the unforgettable trip. Your guide service needs to do everything it can to hang on to her. She's a keeper.
herman roberts
herman roberts
My son and I had an awesome time. Kirby was a great teacher and guide on our wade trip. We caught a lot of trout, even on a half day trip. Highly recommend this service if you’re looking to learn fly fishing and catch fish. Ask for Kirby.
Ken Bergmann
Ken Bergmann
I was part of a Project Healing waters trip yesterday. Our guide was Alyssa. I just wanted to say she was amazing! So personable, patient, knowledgeable about the river and fly fishing in general. She is a consummate professional, a master of her craft and credit to her profession! The other guides, Cory and Sky were equally as amazing!!! The best guided trip I have ever done! My wife and I, will be planning a trip later this year and we want to fish with Alyssa! Your shop is awesome, your other guides are amazing as well and I wanted to Thank all of you for an amazing experience!
L Motluck
L Motluck
Two girls and their dog looking to get a little local fishing in on vacation. We found High Country Guide Service who was gracious enough to allow our small pooch to go on the float! David took us on a half day fly fishing float trip on the Watauga River. Keep in mind we are very green at fly fishing. David was professional and very informative. He answered all kinds of questions and helped us get the hang of fly fishing. He was very patient and extremely helpful! Just what we needed! We had a wonderful day on the water with him and would absolutely go on another guided trip with him! Thank you so much!
Emily Goatcher
Emily Goatcher
We had the BEST day learning to Fly Fish outside of Boone, NC. Our guides (Nick, Collin, and Kirby) were super knowledgeable and taught our family of six (all first timers) with patience and expertise! We caught a ton of fish and had the best day!! We will definitely be repeat customers the next time we are in the area. A “zen” experience for sure and we are all hooked!! Thank you for the great memories!!

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Wild Trout Camp

What does a typical Wild Trout Camp look like?

Wild Trout Camp is a hike-in overnight trip inside Pisgah National Forest in the mountains of North Carolina. We bring all of the fishing gear necessary, along with a custom camp and gear to enjoy our evening in the wilderness. 

Your reservation includes guided fly fishing with all gear included, a full day with lunch as well as overnight accommodations including dinner, beverages, dessert, and breakfast the following morning. You will have one full day fishing and then a shorter hike out on a different trail the next day returning to your vehicle.

What gear do I need to bring?

The only things guests will need to provide for our overnight trout fishing trip are sleeping bags and pillows. Rods, reels, waders, boots, all flies, and fly fishing instruction is included along with tents, thermarests, chairs, dining accomodations, meals and beverages. 

What is your cancellation policy?

High Country Guide Service requires a NON-REFUNDABLE 50% deposit to book a trip. The full value is non-refundable within 7 days of the scheduled trip date. We fish rain or shine unless the weather is deemed unsafe by the guide. In the event of dangerous weather, we will reschedule for a future date.