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Fontana Realty specializes in Swain County, NC & surrounding area real estate. Many of our Western North Carolina mountain properties are located in the gated communities of Fontana Lake Estates and Fontana Trace. In addition to representing the developers of these developments, we also offer resales throughout the area.

This page lists land for sale throughout the Swain County & surrounding area .
For land for sale in Fontana Lake Estates, click here for Lakefront lots or View Lots

115 acres availabe with Fontana Lake Front

115 acres availabe with Fontana Lake Front


Hwy 28 North-Yellow Branch

Large Acreage available on Fontana Lake in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Fontana Lake in Western North Carolina, in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, sits these 115 acres of unrestricted rolling wooded land surrounded by USFS and touching Fontana Lake on two coves. This land has several ridges wit+h home sites and a valley with a stream also has an airstrip of about 500 feet long & 300 feet wide.  Beautiful views of the GSMNP with some home-sites viewing Fontana Lake.  Abundant wild life has been sighted including, black bear, deer & wild turkey. Ideal for someone with a light airplane or helicopter!  Fontana Lake is a 10,600 acre deep lake with 236 miles of shoreline half of which is pure wilderness in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. $1,000,000—115+/-

MLS #44500


Tracts 1,2,3, 11.38 Acres on Fernwood Dr., Bryson City, NC 28713

Spectacular, very private setting with an estate size home site already prepped, secluded within an 11.38 acre tract.  Build to take advantage of the unobstructed 270 degree view of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and beyond.  Only 2 miles to town off the Road to Nowhere with town water brought to site, septic system installed and underground power running from the gate.  MLS #50675

$319,000—11.38 Acres



30+ Acres on Panther Brand Rd., Bryson City, NC 28713

OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! There are so many options with this unrestricted property just a few minutes from the 4 lane off Needmore Road. With a drive in to the prepared homesite that already has a well yielding 4 GPM, an installed 3 BR septic system and power pole up and running, you'll just need to call and tell the builder Go!. There is ample room and privacy to build your own home and maybe 10 other homes or rental cabins on the property, some with amazing long range views. The few acres of pasture land that could be expanded gives you room for a working farm or your own Smoky Mountain Ranch. You could build a yoga retreat with peace and quiet on this parcel with no road noise. The property has springs and a creek with roads along the property line, so you could come in and divide it up any way you like or make it a large estate for family reunions. The property line on one side goes up over the ridge, so you'd have that entire ridge top to use, unusual for this area. This is on a state maintained gravel road. There aren't many unrestricted properties left of this size or any size for that matter, so call today and start making those Smoky Mountain dreams come true!

MLS# 51882

$399,000—0.662 Acres



Yellow Creek/Upper Tuskeegee ROBBINSVILLE, NC 28771

NOW BEING OFFERED AT A REDUCED PRICE!! This is the secluded and private mtn property you've been searching for, starting with easy access off the paved road, acres of flat pasture land just over the knoll from the road with stunning mountain and valley views. Hear the rushing creek running along the pasture from your new home. The mountain gently climbs to steeper land with unimproved trails and road beds throughout with a couple springs. Backs up to US Forest Service property. There are many potential uses for this property: rental cabins, equestrian, agricultural, vineyard, berry farm, horse camp or similar. Suitable for self-sustainable living. Within close proximity to numerous trails to ride or hike, the Appalachian Trail, Fontana Lake, rafting, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Dragons Tail.

DIRECTIONS: Follow Hwy 74 turning onto 28N heading towards Fontana/Robbinsville. Pass 143 to Robbinsville, go a couple more miles then turn L onto Upper Tuskeegee, which eventually becomes Yellow Creek. Once turning on Upper Tusk, go 4.5 miles. The hidden entrance is just past Dahlia, immediately past a small plowed area and just before the mail box with 7219 on it at the RE sign. Go up over hill to pasture

MLS #51299

$269,000 — 29+ Acres



21+ Acres - Creek Front

An absolutely serene private environment with multiple home sites, either right on or overlooking the very bold, very beautiful creek.  This 21+ acre parcel has area for pasture land or gardening as well.  Several private homes sites could be placed along this 700 ft. +/- creek frontage or across the very secluded road.  This very rare parcel will sell quickly priced at this level.

MLS #50457

$239,000 — 21+ Acres



Lot 13 - Rockledge at the Lake

 Private lot with expansive mountain views, great home site, with 4 bedrooom septic permit on file.  Situated where the Nantahala River meets Fontana Lake & designed w/the outdoor family in mind. North & South Gated Entrances - The NOC sits at the South Entrance offering Rockledge residents’ whitewater rafting, tennis, 3 restaurants & a pub, mountain bike trails & access to Appalachian Trail. Community boat slips also provide access to the” Jewel of the Smokies”10,600 acre Fontana Lake. A boater’s paradise, ideal for skiing, fishing, kayaking & canoeing. MLS #48440

$220,000—1.928 Acres



Lot 28 Shiners Ridge-Fontana View

 For the first time on the market is this private, undivided 2.33 acre lot with unsurpassed, panoramic views of multiple sections of Fontana Lake, The Little Tennessee River, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Clingman’s Dome as the Focal Point!!  You’ll enjoy easy access and end of the road privacy on this prepared lot in the Gated Community of Fontana View with well established paved roads leading to your wide drive and huge homesite with plenty of parking and a 3 bedroom septic permit.  Trees have been selectively removed for an optimal view. 

MLS #51504

$189,500—2.32 Acres


10+/- Acres Creekfront in Stecoah Valley

Absolutely beautifully maintained creek front property with multiple home sites.  Bold creek with branches and 3 springs on property.  Historic Chimney remains giving evidence of a perfect settlement.  Would make great family compound, campground or home with small farming - Acreage estimated, needs survey.  Very easy access off 28N in Stecoah.

 MLS #51363

$179,000—10+/- Acres

Harley Cole Rd. Whittier, NC


Harley Cole Rd Whittier, NC 28789

Passing beautiful rolling farmland w/ mountains in the background, the approach to this 5.8ac lot is amazing. An estate sized property with mountain views and a spring fed pond w/ pump installed. There is a housesite prepared at the top of the lot. Access property from the top (Lily Ln) or bottom (Harley Cole Rd) with a good access road going through property, past pond and out again. Peaceful and quite and only minutes back to Whittier & Hwy 74. Great location close to Cherokee, Smoky Mtn National Park, Smoky Mtn Country Club & Bryson City. A must see for those looking for a special, private place. Space at bottom of property for another structure..can be subdivided. 5 yr Owner financing.         

MLS #43353

$179,000—5.817 Acres


Fontana View Lot 23 on Shiners Ridge

This undivided lot in gated Fontana View has magnificent views looking out on many pieces of Fontana Lake and panoramic vistas of the Smoky Mountains National Park & Clingman's Dome. One excavated home site & drive are ready for your dream home with the option of a walkout basement. This is a wide ridge is a builder's dream with room to clear for a garden, 2nd home and detached garage. This is a popular gated community with excellent year round access on paved roads directly off the 4 lane hwy with an active Association, making it a great neighborhood to join. Just minutes to the Lake, Nantahala Gorge, Tsali Rec area & marina. Vacation rentals allowed.

DIRECTIONS: CALL FIRST FOR THE GATE CODE. Take highway 74 West out of Bryson City turning right onto 28 North. Go down a mile or so and turn left onto Round Top directly across from Freeman's Motel and the Almond Post Office. Go through the gate and follow the road up approximately 1.5 miles and turn left onto Shiners Ridge. The lot is a couple curves down on the left at the driveway and RE sign.

  MLS #51602

$149,900—4.897 Acres


Lot 8 - Rockledge at the Lake
Picturesque & Private view lot in Rockledge with Smoky Mountain Views. Easy access with driveway in place. NRC is situated where the Nantahala River meets Fontana Lake & designed with the outdoor family in mind.The Nantahala Outdoor Center sits at the NRC’s South Entrance offering NRC resident’s whitewater rafting, tennis,3 restaurants and a pub, mountain bike trails & access to the Appalachian Trail.Community boat slips also provide access to the "Jewel of the Smokies" – 10,600 acre Fontana Lake.A boater’s paradise,ideal for skiing,fishing & canoeing with 96% of its 236 miles of shoreline National Park or Forest.    MLS #50298

$149,000—3.566 Acres


848 Jones Creek Bryson City, NC 29713

Come and play in this noisy creek! Loud enough to hear year round, yet gentle enough for kids to play and romp around in. This property not only has a beautiful flat grassy area to garden and build on with a septic system in place, there's 16 acres across the road to build additional homes to rent out or sell off or cut it into a couple of lots and sell them off. OR you could play and garden on the creek lot and build home up on the 16 acres for a private Smoky Mountain homestead. So many options! There are currently 2 campers that come with the property parked on the creek lot that have roofs and decks with plenty of fresh spring water to use all set up for family fun. To be surveyed soon.  MLS #51624

$149,900—16.382 Acres


Robinson Gap
Lower Alarka

Beautiful rolling mountain property just minutes from downtown Bryson City. No need to drive to the top of a mountain to get mountain views and privacy. This 3.75 acres has easy year round access, great views, privacy and a nice flat ridge on top. The property can be divided and has already been approved for a septic system. Light restrictions that are very reasonable. Owner is open to a local trade for a small cabin. Very nice property!    MLS #45799

$139,000—3.75 Acres


10 White Oak STECOAH, NC 28702

Beautiful Year Round Lake Views from this cleared, ready to build lot! Easy access to Bryson City, Stecoah, Robbinsville, and the Nantahala Gorge. There is a Boat Dock and Lake access nearby, and Mountain biking at the Sully just up the road! Ideal for year round living, or a Vacation Cabin! Boat Ramp nearby, and not one, but two possible house sites! Negotiable, Bring all offers!  MLS #43180

$130,000—1.166 Acres


Lot 23 ~ Barkers Creek Preserve

Absolutely Spectacular Long Range Views, Long Private Drive and a very large House Pad ready to go! Land backs up to an 11,000 acre tract of USFS land and is the premier lot in this Community!Barkers Creek Preserve is an upscale Gated subdivision (formerly a family homestead) that is surrounded on 3 sides by an 11,000 acre tract of USFS land. Elevations in the Preserve are as high as 3600 feet! The roads are well laid out without the overly steep inclines that some Communities offer. Underground utilities are available as is Owner financing. 3 bedroom septic permit is on file, Call Kathleen for a Community Plat
MLS #45035

$99,500 - 3.01 acres


The Falls Lot 27

The winter photos just don't do justice to the fabulous, multi-layer views from this beautiful lot in The Falls. It's not very far up the mountain, but it feels like you're at the top of the world. The homesite and drive are already excavated PLUS the well has been drilled yielding a plentiful 2 gallons per minute! So no guessing if you'll get water or enough to supply your home. There's also a copy of the septic permit approved by the Swain County Health Dept. The Falls is a premiere, gated community just a few minutes from Bryson City with paved roads and underground utilities including high speed internet and cable.  MLS #51170

$99,000 —2.03 acres

Under Contract


Lots 31, 32 Deep Creek Scenic View

Great investment opportunity for 3 adjoining lots with beautiful long range mountain views, southern exposure. Private, quite and serene setting perfectly located, a walk to Deep Creek & only minutes from town. Easy access building sites with gentle slopes afford low cost development potential - 2 of 3 have drives and pads already installed. Idealy suited for family compound or multiple cabin rental units. Priced to sell quickly at $98,500 for all three lots.

MLS #49755

$98,500 - 3.7+ acres



665 Briggs Cove Robbinsville, NC 28771
 This tied down camper sitting on a wide ridge with it's usable out bldgs and Park view are the perfect set up for someone who wants to use their property now, building on it later, if they want. The private well produces 15 gal/min. that could service multiple homes with the 4+ ac(3 lots) offering space for 2 homes, complete with it's own spring fed stream. This unrestricted dev't is surrounded by USFS land you can wander on making it a quiet and pristine environment. The 2006 Forest River-Salem camper is spacious and comfortable coming fully furnished with the entire living area sliding out, a full fridge, gas stove and plenty of counter space. An amazing amount of storage space, cabinets make it very livable with an electric fireplace setting the tone of a mountain escape. CD, radio and stereo system. But wait, there's more! Beautiful creations come out of her workshop, built with its own toilet and sink. And he has his own man cave-workshop. All of this is placed around a deck with a fabulous long range view of the Great Smoky Mtns Nat'l Park. Room and hook-up for an add'l camper with add'l electric available, when you build. Check out this fantastic set up before it's gone

MLS #51623

$98,000 - 4.37 acres


Lot 7 & 72~ Fontana Ridge
Very nice 9+ acre property in an established neighborhood boasts beautiful, picturesque, mountain views and is perfect for your Smoky Mountain base camp!  The driveway and build site is roughed in, and includes a fantastic stream that runs the length of the property.  Convenient to all nearby attractions including Fontana Lake, Downtown Bryson City, Cherokee Harrah’s Casino, NOC and much more.

MLS #49246

$98,000 - 9.46 acres



Lot 47~ Fontana View Properties
This large, ridgetop lot in gated Fontana View Properties has end of the road privacy and backs up to US Forest Service land giving you the privacy and peace the Smoky Mountains are famous for. Tree clearing will give you magnificent, long range views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The huge, flat homesite will allow for a home of any shape and size with room for plenty of parking, turning around and room to spare for a garden. The paved roads and level drive provide easy year round access.Fontana View is a popular, gated community close to all the attractions that bring people to the area.

MLS #50384

$95,000 - 2.81 acres


Baines Mountain Lot AG-9B Wonderview
 The road name of Wonderview says it all! Unbelievable, long range Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Clingman's Dome and Fontana Lake views from this flat, ridge top lot that seems like it's on top of the world. Part of the Baines Mountain providing year round access in this well established community very close to Bryson City and the highway. This lot could be split to build homes side by side, which would make for very successful rental cabins or a great family space for generations to enjoy with room to play, lots of parking and plenty of sunny garden space. You could easily build a huge home on the level site without hanging off the mountain. This property was listed previously at a much higher price. Now is your opportunity to grab this fantastic view and location at the new aggressive price!  MLS #51214

$89,900 —2.75 acres




Lot 30 Shiners Ridge. BRYSON CITY, NC 28713~Fontana View

OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE!! You'll wake everyday to wide Fontana Lake, Clingman's Dome and Great Smoky Mountains National Park views from the dream home you build on this lot in Fontana View Properties. You'll have plenty of room for a yard and lots of parking when you excavate your drive and home site on the top of this ridge and not feel like you're falling off the mountain. Gated and paved Fontana View is a fantastic development to live in with a combination of year round residents and vacation rentals. And it's close to all the fun things to do in the mountains, just around the corner from the Almond Boat Dock, Tsali Rec Area with 50+ miles of mountain biking and horseback riding trails, plus a public boat ramp. The famed 'Tail of the Dragon' is up the highway for motorcycle and driving enthusiasts. Nantahala Gorge is just 10 minutes away offering rafting, horse back riding, restaurants and more. Fontana View is right off the 4 lane highway providing quick and easy, year round access.  MLS #50195

$89,000—2.44 Acres


Fontana View Lot 44 on Bee Gum
This 4 acre lot in popular Fontana View offers room for 2 homesites, one above the road and one below, both of which will have fabulous views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with clearing. You could sell off the one portion of the lot to help fund the construction of your new Smoky Mountain dream home on the other part. OR build 2 homes, one to enjoy and one to rent or to share with family and friends. The upper portion of the lot borders US Forest Service property, so your backyard will be unspoiled wilderness. When excavated, you'll have fairly level drives to both sites. This is a popular, community offering year round access with paved roads right off the 4 lane highway in Almond. Fontana View Properties is very well maintained and an excellent neighborhood to live in. Just minutes from Fontana Lake, the marina, Tsali Recreational Area and the public boat ramp, rafting in Nantahala Gorge, the Dragon's Tail, Harrah's Casino on the Cherokee Indian Reservation and much more.

  MLS #49899

$89,000 —4.01 acres


Fontana View Lot 71/72 on Roundtop Rd.

Lot 71/72 is affordable with long range mountain view potential at an excellent price for this well established, active, gated community of Fontana View. The paved roads off the 4 lane highway give you year round access to this property. The top of the lot can be accessed from Round Top Road or the bottom access is off of Musket. Almond is a fantastic area, close to rafting in Nantahala Gorge, boating and swimming in Fontana Lake and less than 15 minutes from the grocery in Bryson City. Not far from Harrah's too. Fontana View has light restrictions with vacation rentals allowed. The active Assn keeps the neighborhood in excellent condition and the roads clear in winter.     MLS #51830

$89,900— 5.06 acres


12 Main St.

One City Lot  MLS #48405

$79,000 —.06 acres




Fontana View Lot 29B on Shiners Ridge             
This is a beautiful, Ridgetop lot looking across the emerald waters of Fontana Lake & into the Nat'l Park in the gated neighborhood, Fontana View. Lot 29B is a big view lot in a popular community with excellent year round access on paved roads directly off 4 lane Highway 28 with an active Association, making it a great neighborhood to join. Just min. to Fontana Lake, Nantahala Gorge, Tsali Rec. area, the renowned Tail of the Dragon and Almond Boat Dock. So you can leave the house and be on your boat parked at the marina in 10 minutes! Vacation rentals allowed. 2.384 total acres. Call Diane to meet you at the property. Gate code needed for access. MLS #44110

$79,000 —2.384 acres


Lot 63 Coppermine Ridge

This is a very private wooded creek lot. Coppermine Ridge is a beautiful gated community with creek & waterfalls through out the development. Perfect for full time resident or a private vacation get-a-way. Just minutes from the Smoky Mountain Country Club & Golf Course. Close to HWY 74, Cherokee & the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.        MLS #43877

$79,000 —2.94 acres


Grant Estates- 34 Rios Rd 

10 minutes from the NOC - Top of the Mountain Views - Underground Utilities - Location Location Location! At over 3000 ft. elevation, you can see Clingmans Dome in the GSMNP and layers of Mountain Range Views! Ideal for year round living or a second home... Light and reasonable restrictions do allow for vacation rentals and a minimum square footage of 750 square feet! Lots this flat and beautiful and so close to the Nantahala River are hard to find, don't miss out on this one, Owners are motivated and this price reduction shows that!.                MLS #47920

New Price  $75,000 - 4.35 Acres


Lot 48 ~ Alarka Highlands

Alarka Highlands, a 350 acre private gated community provides outstanding high elevation views. Lot 43 features long range majestic south and southwestern views, at 2.29 acres it is priced to sell. Amenities include a beautiful entrance with clubhouse, tennis courts, waterfalls and even a community helipad.              MLS #48719

$78,500 - 2.29 Acres


Piney Cove Lot 3

What a nice lot, easy access close toe NOC. Property borders Forestry service which goes to the river. Easy building pad, septic already in place, there is one spot which would give a nice view with a couple of trees taken down. This is a well planned small community with minimal restrictions. No POA dues, but has road agreement.                MLS #49107

$74,900 - 2 Acres

Owner Financing Available!


Fontana View Lot 83 on Doubletree Ln.

This large lot in Fontana View has 2 house sites excavated for basement homes with great potential for rental cabins or a family compound or just buy 1/2 the lot.  2 3 bedroom septic permits on file. Fontana View is an established gated community. Great location, minutes from Fontana Lake, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Tsali Recreation, the Great Smokies, Bryson City & Cherokee.                MLS #46340

$69,900 - 2.75 Acres


Fontana Lake Properties
Lot 16 & 16A Ridge place
If you are looking for high elevation property with amazing views..this is it! Priced to sell, this 4.64 acre lot #16 has tons of privacy, a driveway, housepad, underground power and 2 bedroom septic system already installed. This Fontana Lake Properties is located only 1/4 mile from Fontana Lake access on Lower Alarka Rd and only 3 miles back to Hwy 74. Great location for a summer home or vacation rental. Southwestern views. OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE.  MLS #44662

$69,900 — 4.46 acres


Lot 7 (34) Deep Creek Acres
Great investment opportunity for attractive rental potential or personal use with beautiful long range mountain views, southern exposure. Private, quiet and serene setting perfectly located with a short walk to Deep Creek & only minutes from town. Easy access building site with gentle slope affording low cost development potential - drive and pad already installed.  Priced to sell quickly at $55,000. MLS #51364

$55,000 — 1.91 acres


Lot 49 Fontana View Properties
This private lot in gated Fontana View Properties has paved access all the way to the driveway. The large, flat, natural homesite on the ridgetop is cleared and will give you ample room to build your home with plenty of space leftover to park the toys and company. This is a lovely neighborhood, very popular and holding its value. MLS #50393

$55,000 — 2.55 acres


Lot 4 Ocona Lake Estates
This private lot in Ocona Lake Estates is actually on Luftee Lake with access right from your property or from the lovely common area just up the road. A driveway has been put in, as has the 2 bedroom septic system and a site cleared. There's a fantastic spot for a gazebo or hot tub deck overlooking the Lake. A small creek is on the property also. You'll enjoy beautiful, peaceful views of the Lake right from your home with clearing. The land is filled with laurel and rhododendrons for green landscaping year round. This is very quiet and private with a fantastic location between Bryson City and Cherokee. Easy access to the 4 lane and all area attractions.MLS #50510

$54,900 — 1.69 acres


Lot 2 ~ Fontana Ridge

Great Price for this 3.61 acre home site in Fontana Ridge.  Great Views with a bit of clearing! The house site & driveway are prepared.  3 bedroom septic system already installed. MLS #51625

$52,000 — 3.61 acres



Lot 38 ~ Fontana Ridge


MLS #49742

$47,500—3.50 acres


378 Betts Branch, Bryson City, NC 28713

This lot in the highly desirable Deep Creek area has a working septic system in place and is connected to a shared well with a creek, Betts Branch, running right through it. The land sits in a lovely pastoral setting with a view of the neighbor's old barn, grapevines and garden. Almost every inch of this land is usable with plenty of room for your own garden and grapevines. It has easy, year round access off of paved, state maintained, Betts Branch road conveniently located close to town and our entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Call to view this property today. Has an old mobile home on it and a couple of sheds at no value..     MLS #51595

$44,900— 1.102 acres


Keys Hill Rd. Graham County

This lot is unrestricted and private. It's reasonably priced with nice lake views and close to the entrance of Prince Boat Dock. The lot goes all the way down to Lower Panther Creek so you can open the view further with some clearing and have plenty of room for your septic.This lot is pretty private for the Lower Panther Creek area. Great location, minutes from Fontana Lake, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Tsali Recreation, the Great Smokies, Bryson City & Cherokee. MLS#48318

$37,000 - .34 +/- Acres



Lot 15 ~ Grant Estates

The wintertime visibility through the trees shows the potential for the view when you clear out the perfect driveway and house site. Nice terrain for an easy driveway and home perched on the end of your own private ridge.

MLS #49043

$34,900—2.16 acres



137 Lakeview Dr., Almond, NC 28702

This is a very affordable lot off Lower Panther Creek with a Fontana Lake view and lake access. It is an easily accessible lot WITH A WELL very close to 2 marinas with boat launch and docking opportunity. There is a cleared drive and large homesite nestled in the woods WITH A WELL and power pole on the property. Unrestricted and ready for you to park your camper and enjoy lake living in the Smoky Mountains at its finest now and build later when you're ready. Call now to view this Fontana Lake view lot WITH A WELL.

MLS #51849

$29,900—.20 acres


Lot 5 ~ Tribal Trail

Fabulous Mountain Views, Water is available, Beautiful Roll to the land, Paved road right to the lot! Easy access to all of the surrounding activities in Dillsboro, Cherokee, Sylva, and Bryson City! Location, Location, Location! Do not miss out on this spectacular deal!

MLS #49383

$19,900 - 1.24 acres


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