Rainbow Springs is surrounded by national forest lands with the Nantahala River flowing through it into Nantahala Lake. It is a fishman's and hunter's dream come true. Come kayak or tube down the river to the lake. Hike or ride horseback through the back roads. Cross the river over the swinging bridges. This is truly an outdoor enthusiast's playground. The Nantahala is considered one of the top rivers for trout fishing. In the fall salmon also run. Fish while looking up to the mountain ridges. Wild pristine and private this is living the North Carolina dream.