Near Morganton, the Jacobs Fork River is known for its fly fishing opportunties.
To reach the Public Fishing Access for fly fishing on the Jacobs Fork River from I-40 take NC 18 south (exit 105). Go 9.5 miles and turn right onto SR 1913 (Sugar Loaf Road). Go 4.3 miles to a stop sign. Turn left onto SR 1924 (Old NC 18) and go 2.6 miles to SR 1901 (Gap Road). Go 1.4 miles and turn right onto SR 1904 (Mountain Park Avenue) after crossing a bridge. Follow this road approximately four miles to the State Park parking area. This site is located in South Mountains State Park. Brown directional signs have been erected along the route.
Overall, Jacobs Fork River is the 7th most popular fly fishing river of all 19 fly fishing spots in North Carolina.