Big Creek

One of the tributaries of Shelton Laurel is a “wild water” with native trout. Big Creek, is 5 to 6 miles long and ranges from 12 to 15 feet wide. It has a fair population of native rainbow trout. The other tributary is Mill Creek and it is hatchery-supported. Mill Creek enters at the Carmen Church of God and it is about 2 to 3 miles long. It runs from Hot Springs up to the Pisgah National Forest Boundary.


From Marshall, take 25/70 North to Highway 208. Highway 208 to the Belva community and turn right on Highway 212. The left turn onto Big Creek Road is almost to the Tennessee border.

Note: There are no waste receptacles at this location, please leave the creek as you found it and don’t litter.