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Badin Lake Badin Lake Pictures Badin Lake, a reservoir built in 1917 for hydroelectric power by the Aluminum Company of America, covers 5,350 North Carolina acres with its sparkling ...
Bass Lake Sitting snug amongst rhododendron trees, white pines and the 3,500-acre Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, Bass Lake is the picture of both tranquility and ...
Bay Tree Lakes Canals reminiscent of Venice weave through the private community of Bay Tree Lakes in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. The manmade canals connect ...
Belews Lake Belews Lake Pictures Belews Lake is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful north central North Carolina. The lake straddles Stokes, Forsyth and ...
Cedar Cliff Lake Nestled within the dramatic Blue Ridge Mountains, Cedar Cliff Lake is one of North Carolina's most picturesque bodies of water. It is thin and elongated, ...
Cliffside Lake Surrounded by the breathtaking Nantahala National Forest in the Highlands District of North Carolina, Cliffside Lake is sparkling eight-acre lake in the ...
Falls Lake Falls Lake Pictures In 1978, the United States Army Corps of Engineers began construction on what would become Falls Lake. Formed at the base of the Eno, Flat, and Little ...
Finger Lakes of the South Finger Lakes of the South Pictures Also known as: Chilhowie Lake, Calderwood Lake, Cheoah Lake. Chilhowie Reservoir, Calderwood Reservoir, Cheoah Reservoir
Three reservoirs on the Little Tennessee River in northwestern North Carolina and Southeastern Tennessee offer some of the most spectacular wilderness ...
Fontana Lake Fontana Lake Pictures Also known as: Fontana Reservoir
Fontana Lake, nestled in western North Carolina's Smoky Mountains, was built by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to provide hydroelectric power to ...
Greenfield Lake Greenfield Lake Pictures Only those lucky enough to spend time in Wilmington, North Carolina will see Greenfield Lake. That's because the small man-made reservoir is located within ...
Harris Lake Also known as: Shearon Harris Reservoir
Harris Lake, stretching its watery fingers out over 4,100 North Carolina acres, was created by Carolina Power and Light by impoundment of Buckhorn Creek, ...
High Rock Lake High Rock Lake Pictures The northernmost of the Uwharrie Lakes, High Rock Lake enjoys its spot as North Carolina's second largest reservoir entirely within the state: its watery ...
Hyco Lake Hyco Lake is a man-made reservoir located in northern North Carolina near the Virginia state line in the Roanoke River Basin. In the early 1960s, the ...
Jordan Lake Jordan Lake Pictures Also known as: B. Everett Jordan Reservoir, New Hope Lake
Jordan Lake, initially called New Hope Lake, is a 13,940-acre reservoir in central North Carolina's Piedmont region, part of the Upper Cape Fear River ...
Kerr Lake Kerr Lake Pictures Also known as: Buggs Island Lake, Kerr Reservoir, Buggs Island Reservoir
The 48,900-acre John H. Kerr Reservoir straddles the Virginia-North Carolina border. This impoundment of the Roanoke and Dan Rivers, completed by the ...
Lake Chatuge Lake Chatuge Pictures Also known as: Chatuge Lake, Chatuge Reservoir
Beautiful Lake Chatuge (pronounced "sha-toog") spans 7200 acres and two states, stretching 13 miles from Hayesville, North Carolina, to Hiawassee, Georgia. ...
Lake Gaston Lake Gaston Pictures Lake Gaston covers 20,300 acres along 34 miles of Virginia and North Carolina real estate. The lake was created in 1963 by the Virginia Electric and Power ...
Lake Glenville Lake Glenville Pictures Also known as: Thorpe Reservoir, Glenville Lake
Nestled among the forests and mountain peaks of southwestern North Carolina lies the highest lake east of the Mississippi, Lake Glenville (aka Thorpe ...
Lake Hickory Lake Hickory Pictures Lake Hickory, situated in west central North Carolina near the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, is one of several man-made reservoirs in North Carolina's ...
Lake Hiwassee Also known as: Hiwassee Reservoir or Hiwassee Lake
Lake Hiwassee is located in the mountainous region of North Carolina's southwestern Cherokee County. Sitting in the Nantahala National Forest, it is ...
Lake James Lake James Pictures Nestled into the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake James is a 6,510 acre lake in western North Carolina with 150 shoreline miles. Duke Power constructed three ...
Lake Jocassee Lake Jocassee Pictures Nestled into the pristine Appalachian mountains of northwestern South Carolina and southwestern North Carolina, Lake Jocassee reaches its watery depths ...
Lake Lure Lake Lure Pictures Snuggled into the emerald mountains of western North Carolina, Lake Lure's 720 acres sparkle in the sunlight. Clean waters and a pristine setting are ...
Lake Mattamuskeet Lake Mattamuskeet Pictures 40,000-acre Lake Mattamuskeet is located in North Carolina's Coastal tourism region. Although the lake averages only 2-3 feet deep, it is one of the most ...
Lake Nantahala Lake Nantahala Pictures Also known as: Nantahala Lake
Lake Nantahala is one of the most pristine lakes in North Carolina. It lies surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains in Macon County with a surface area ...
Lake Norman Lake Norman Pictures Lake Norman's 32,510 acres garner it the superlative of being North Carolina's largest manmade lake. An impressive 34 miles in length with 520 miles of ...
Lake Rhodhiss Lake Rhodhiss Pictures Also known as: Rhodhiss Lake
Lake Rhodhiss spans 3,060 acres in Burke and Caldwell Counties of west central North Carolina, lying between Lake James and Lake Hickory. A view of surrounding ...
Lake Royale Also known as: Lake Sagamore
Situated in the plains, valleys and gentle hills of North Carolina's Piedmont region is a private lake resort community called Lake Royale. As its name ...
Lake Santeetlah Lake Santeetlah Pictures Also known as: Santeetlah Reservoir or Santeetlah Lake
High up in the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina's largely wild, westerly Graham County is Lake Santeetlah. Owned by Brookfield Renewable Energy ...
Lake Tillery Lake Tillery Pictures Also known as: Tillery Reservoir
Less than an hour's drive from Charlotte, Lake Tillery is one of the best-kept secrets of the Piedmont Region of North Carolina. One of the reservoirs ...
Lake Toxaway Lake Toxaway Pictures Tucked away amidst the ancient Appalachian Mountains is the largest private lake in North Carolina - Lake Toxaway. Lake Toxaway, spanning 640 acres, ...
Lake Waccamaw Lake Waccamaw in southeastern North Carolina is estimated to have formed around 250,000 years ago, although the exact origin of its formation is uncertain. ...
Lake Wylie Lake Wylie Pictures Also known as: Lake Wylie Reservoir
Spanning the North Carolina-South Carolina border, Lake Wylie is the oldest reservoir on the Catawba River. First dammed in 1904, the dam was rebuilt ...
Mayo Lake Mayo Lake Pictures Also known as: Mayo Reservoir or Lake Mayo
Mayo Lake, set in a landscape of gently rolling hills and farmlands, was formed when Carolina Light and Power Company (now Progress Energy) needed cooling ...
Oak Hollow Lake Also known as: Highpoint Reservoir
Tucked in between Winston-Salem and Greensboro, North Carolina, sparkling 810-acre Oak Hollow Lake is the primary water supply for the City of High Point, ...
Randleman Lake Randleman Lake Pictures Also known as: Randleman Regional Reservoir
Randleman Lake is the Piedmont Region of North Carolina's newest lake and recreational hotspot. Although originally proposed by the US Army Corps of Engineers ...
Tuckertown Reservoir Tuckertown Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Tuckertown Lake
The Tuckertown Reservoir in North Carolina's Piedmont region is a stunning example of how hydroelectric power generation can mesh with habitat preservation ...
W. Kerr Scott Reservoir W. Kerr Scott Reservoir Pictures Also known as: W. Kerr Scott Lake
W. Kerr Scott Reservoir is a 1,475-acre reservoir located near Wilkesboro, North Carolina in the Mountains tourism region. Built by the U.S. Army Corps ...
White Lake White Lake Pictures A rare treasure in the North Carolina Coast region, White Lake invites visitors to its sandy shores. One of only a few intact 'Carolina Bay' lakes, White ...
Wildcat Lake In 1932 construction of a dam on Wildcat Creek impounded 13-acre Wildcat Lake. Originally created as a reservoir for the hydroelectric plant and an emergency ...

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