Lake Powhatan

Biltmore Estate

Just outside of Asheville in North Carolina’s Mountains region, little Lake Powhatan offers a refreshing change of pace to the city. The reservoir lies completely within the Pisgah National Forest and boasts a popular National Forest campground that is in…

Roanoke Rapids Lake

Roanoke Canal Museum

Often overshadowed by its better-known neighbor Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids Lake offers a quieter and less crowded spot for recreation. The third reservoir in the Roanoke River system, the Roanoke Rapids Dam was the second dam in the series to…

Lookout Shoals Lake

Rope Swing at Lookout Shoals Lake

Lookout Shoals Lake is a lakefront living gem in North Carolina’s Piedmont region. The 1,300-acre reservoir is known affectionately as Lake Lookout to the many residents who live in the area’s gated communities. Created along the Catawba River between Lake…

Mountain Island Lake

Welcome to the Carolina Raptor Center

Anyone looking for lakefront property in the Charlotte, North Carolina area will want to look at Mountain Island Lake. Lakes in the Piedmont area of the state are nearly all reservoirs, and Mountain Island Lake is no exception,. The large…

Beaver Lake NC

Beaver Lake Postcard 1930-1945

One of the most-visible lakes in the North Carolina Mountain region is unassuming little Beaver Lake. The small man-made reservoir is only about 65 acres in size-and completely private. Framed by nearby mountains, the lake is entirely owned by the…

Greenfield Lake

Great Blue Heron at Greenfield Lake

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 this Coast Region city and an integral part of Wilmington’s charms. Created in 1730 when Dr.…

White Lake NC

White Lake Sprint Triathlon

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 Lake’s exceedingly clear waters allow observers to see the white sand bottom in…

Randleman Lake

Randleman Reservoir Boat Ramp

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 in 1937 as a flood control measure on the Deep River, the actual construction wasn’t completed…

Tuckertown Reservoir

Rocky Outcroppings at Tuckertown Reservoir

The Tuckertown Reservoir in North Carolina’s Piedmont region is a stunning example of how hydroelectric power generation can mesh with habitat preservation and natural scenic beauty. Also called Tuckertown Lake, the 2500-acre reservoir is one of the area’s most attractive…

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, with a surface area of 121 acres and a shoreline length of 4.5 miles. The…

Bay Tree Lakes

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 Bay Tree Lake with Horsepen Lake and ensure that almost every home in the community has…

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 heart of the Cliffside Lake Recreation Area. The Recreation Area offers fishing, swimming, camping, and in conjunction with…

Bass Lake NC

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 nobility. Ducks find their way into the small body of water for a quiet swim, disturbed…