Bear Tracks Travel Center, located in the mountains of Western North Carolina at Lake Toxaway, is the destination for all of your travel, shopping and adventure needs. For the traveler, we offer Food, Fuel, Tourist Information, ATM, Clean Restrooms, Maps, Movie Rentals, and Lottery. For the shopper we offer Local Arts and Crafts, Groceries, Outdoor Gear, Clothing and Apparel, Pet Supplies, Horse Tack, Home Décor, Toys, and Gifts. For the Adventurer and Sportsman we offer Outdoor Gear, Guided Lake Fishing Trips, Guided Fly or Spinner Trips, Tubing Trips, Tube Rentals, Gem Mining, Camping Supplies, Guided Hiking and more.
Lazy river tubing trips are a great way to relax. Dad can take the entire family down a clean, clear, cool mountain stream and view nature at its best. Expect something different around every bend. We provide tubes, vests and transportation to and from the river for only $20.00 per person. The four mile journey will take approximately 2 hours. Call ahead or stop by to reserve your time slot for a Bear Tracks lazy river tubing adventure.
Have fun with your family at Bear Tracks Gem Mine. The mine has a covered flume, benches and picnic tables. You can spend a few minutes or an afternoon sifting through the dirt and sand to discover a wide variety of gems. Our miners find citrine, amethyst, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, aquamarine, quartz, tourmaline, moonstone, unikite, pyrite and many others. Check out the retail store where we have a variety of different rocks and gems available! Some of our items include agate bookends, agate slabs, gem trees, salt lamps, amethyst cathedrals, crystal points, geodes and so much more! After a day of mining when you go home with a bag full of rough gemstones, don’t leave without one of our Lortone Rock Tumblers!
Our fishing guide services to several local area lakes offers the fishermen a variety of fishing situations. They will teach how to catch large and small mouth bass, walleye, perch or catfish. The guides will explain lure presentation, bait choice, boat position and fish knowledge. It all adds up to a fun and exciting day on the lake.