Let's Go Fishing at Cliffside Lake Recreation Area


Cliffside Lake Recreation Area
14014 Highlands Road
Highlands, NC 28741


Daily ~ May 1 through June 30, 2024


Day Use Admission Fees apply
Season Pass accepted
Click here to purchase a Season Pass


Come out to Cliffside Lake Recreation Area for a little friendly trout fishing competition and earn your chance to win a 2025 Cliffside Lake Recreation Season Pass!

Event Details

Visit Cliffside Lake Recreation Area between May 1st and June 30th for a friendly trout fishing competition!
During this two month period, take your heaviest trout catch to the Recreation Area Hosts for weighing and logging all of your details. All trout must be caught from Cliffside Lake and must be logged by the Recreation Area Host in order to qualify.
At the end of this period, the person with the heaviest caught trout will be awarded a 2025 Season Pass for Cliffside Lake Recreation Area!

Happy fishing and we look forward to hearing your fish tale about how you landed a big one!

Please note that any trout caught during the Kid’s Fishing Day Event are excluded from this competition.



Daily ~ 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

What to Bring

Your fishing gear!