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Great Lake

I have been swimming in this lake many times! It is so nice and peaceful. To see the rolling... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edb2829
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Butler, Tennessee
Amazing place!

We rented a cabin on the lake and we had the most amazing time, this lake is beautiful and the... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
amaliaban2018
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“beautiful lake”(16 reviews)
“pontoon boat”(7 reviews)
“man made lake”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been swimming in this lake many times! It is so nice and peaceful. To see the rolling mountains and hear the birds. The water is very clean. Another place to try near the lake is Watauga Lake Winery and Villa Nove Vineyards, they...More

Thank Edb2829
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We rented a cabin on the lake and we had the most amazing time, this lake is beautiful and the location is amazing, the water was clean and warm, so peaceful and relaxing. Great fo swimming, fishing, canoeing, etc. Cannot wait to visit again!

Thank amaliaban2018
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful lake, great for boating and kayaking. Camping is fun here and there are several options of camps. Lots of places to eat along the way as well.

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Motoring around on the pontoon boat was a highlight for our kids. Pulling up and dropping anchor in the many little coves to swim undisturbed by crowds and in such crystal clean water was delightful. We took a picnic to enjoy on the boat. It...More

1  Thank BornToExplore1
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped to take a look at the dam and the views. Several hiking trails and we were glad we took the hike down to get a close up look of the dam. Lovely views!

1  Thank DKPuck
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Great deep lake that is fun to explore and is usually not as crowded with boats, as most! The fishing can be good at times, too!

Thank Bryan M
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Awesome paddleboarding on the lake. It was quiet and lots of ducks, and geese, plus a beautiful sunset. Parking is easy and everything was clean. Plenty of picnic tables.

Thank rondagreaves
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We've seen a lot of lakes in the TN, VA, NC area, and this one is our favorite. Majority of views have no buildings at all on the opposite shore. Very unspoiled area. And the fall foliage in 2017, at the end of October, was...More

Thank BlueRidgeWoman
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The lake itself is gorgeous and the surrounding landscape is just breath-taking. We were so happily surprised by the nature, views and photo-ops here. We went just as the leaves were beginning to change and it is truly unforgettable. The only issue is there were...More

Thank BZTraveling
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome paddleboarding on the lake. It was quiet and lots of ducks, geese, plus a beautiful sunset. Parking is easy and everything was clean. Plenty of picnic tables.

1  Thank rondagreaves
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popopjim1949
29 April 2018|
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Response from rondagreaves | Reviewed this property |
I believe that you can fish along the lakeshore. You can buy a license at many local businesses and some marina’s.
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MaineTumbleweed
13 December 2017|
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Response from Eggbert10 | Reviewed this property |
We were just passing through area so I am really not sure on when you can swim. I would imagine that the water is a bit cooler than some lakes due to the fact that it is in a higher elevation and surrounded by mountains... More
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roxie144
14 July 2015|
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Response from Brokerlex | Reviewed this property |
Not many restaurants around the Lake--------Have to go to Mtn. City for those 30 miles away....go to one of the Gemstone mines there. They also have better restaurants there and they have many outfitters there. Also visit... More
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