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Shook's Marina

Marina or Houseboat

Shooks Marina is located in the Nantahala National Forest in the town of Murphy North Carolina. Lake Hiwassee is a world-class fishing destination that has produced many state record fish. We are also home to the second largest world record striped bass ever caught in freshwater. We have a boat ramp to launch your boat or use one of ours for the day. We have pontoon boats you can rent for up to 14 people for a leisurely cruise on the lake. Do you just want to fish? We have fishing boats available and we rent fishing poles. For a more active day on the lake you can rent canoes, kayaks, or paddle boats. Spend the day swimming, snorkeling, picnicking or fishing. The lake has plenty of sandy beaches and private coves where you can see bald eagles, otters, turkeys, deer, and maybe a bear. We have daily, weekly, or monthly boat slips available. For a ton of fun and memories, come out to Shooks Marina on Lake Hiwassee in the Nantahala National Forest. We also offer free family pictures from your day of fun. Check out our Facebook page for all we have to offer. You can call Shooks Marina directly to reserve a boat at 828-837-2863.

Driving Directions

We are 11.8 miles from downtown Murphy off Joe Brown Hwy at 11003 Joe Brown Hwy., Murphy, North Carolina, 28906. Many direction finders take you 3 miles past us. Look for the big OPEN sign on the side of the road...that's us.

Eco-Friendly Notes

We are being certified as a clean TVA Marina.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

Shooks Marina has been locally owned for the last 55 years.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed but please bring them on a leash.


Season Open

April through October


  • Eco-Friendly
  • Locally or Family-Owned Business

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