These two lakes on Beech Mountain are wonderful fishing lakes. You can get more information, including directions, from the Beech Mountain Town Hall (828-387-4236) or the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce (828-387-9283). Buckeye Lake, a seven-acre lake located at the base of the town, offers a combination of outdoor activities, including fishing and bird watching. Buckeye Lake is also a starting destination for several of the hiking and biking trails the town has to offer.
Fishing season begins the first Saturday in April, and in the month of June a popular event for kids and family is the Kiddo Fishing Derby, a free event for children ages four to 12. The competition awards trophies in the categories of the first trout, largest trout, heaviest trout and the first to catch the limit of four trout. Vendors are also on site selling hot dogs and soft drinks or picnic tables are available for families that want to bring their own food and snacks. For more details on these lakes, click on the link on the right side of the page.