If you like to wet a line, there are plenty of good fishing holes near the Max Patch Retreat. The pond at Max Patch Mountain is just one mile from your door and is a great place to take the kids. Cold Springs Creek is a classic trout stream, just a few miles further down the road in the Harmon Den area of Pisgah National Forest. Both the pond and Cold Springs Creek are stocked with rainbow trout by the U.S. Forest Service.
The pond at Max Patch Mountain is stocked with rainbow trout and is wheelchair accessible.
Cold Springs Creek in Harmon Den is a trophy trout stream, both rainbow and native trout.