Gay Beach/Swimming Holes

Nantahala Gorge Area

Bryson City, NC
United States
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There are a number of swimming places, several are nude or suits optional, in the vicinity of the Nantahala River and Gorge. Directions: From Bryson City, take RT 19/74 southwest, then: ALMOND FINGER LAKE: Swimming place in lake. Swimsuits are customary here although on the far side it's optional. To get there: from Bryson City head southwest on RT 19/74 til you come to RT 28 north in Robbinsville. Turn here and as you join RT 28 north you will see the lake on the left. There is a parking area here. QUEENS LAKE: Remote and secluded lake situated in the Nantahala Gorge area. To get there: Follow RT 19/74 through the Nantahala Gorge from Bryson City. At the end of the Gorge theres a campground called Rocky Waters on the left,just past there also on the left is a road called Windingstairs road. Take this road to the top and you will see Queens Lake on the right. This place is so remote that it can be regarded as swimsuit optional area.

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