Western North Carolina is home to what many of us consider the best trout waters east of the Mississippi River. Lake Logan is nestled deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains near Canton, NC. This pristine setting includes a section of the West Fork of the Pigeon River, which is privately owned and stocked for the use of our camp.
Campers receive instruction by volunteers in specialized fields such as herpetology (amphibians), geology, entomology (insects), botany, wetlands ecology, stream restoration techniques, and environmental policy. In addition, fly fishing is covered in detail with topics such as casting, fly tying, equipment, streamside etiquette, knot tying, and how to find the fish.
Camper selection is made in mid-April and is based on the essay requested on the application form. Additional information will be sent upon acceptance to camp. Tuition is not due until the applicant is notified that he/she has been accepted. Some financial assistance is available if needed.
We have a limit of 18 campers. Applicants must be 13 - 15 years of age on the first day of camp.
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• The goal of Rivercourse is to introduce the campers to
coldwater conservation and fly fishing.
• Campers will receive on-stream fly fishing instruction
mornings and evenings.
• Campers will participate in a field trip to the nearby
Davidson River to learn about the importance of riparian
buffers. Their planting of some native species will reinforce
the lesson. Also included are fish dissection and a tour of the
Classroom instruction is both outdoors and indoors.
• Swimming is an optional activity under adult supervision with certified lifeguards.
• Subjects are taught by volunteers from Trout Unlimited, the NC Wildlife Resource Commission, the US Forest Service, the US Park Service, and other organizations.
• TU chapters and members throughout the state support the camp with time, money, and materials.
• A Rivercourse Fund has been established to produce annual income for sponsorships and operational expenses.