Best NC Lakes for Fishing, Swimming and Boating
With the continued influx of families relocating to the Carolinas, many of the questions we get here at Derbyshire deal with our beautiful, fully stocked, spring-fed lake(link to lake page). How’s the fishing? Do they have restrictions on boats? Is the lake good for swimming? These are all great questions and must be answered for anyone looking to relocate to a lakeside community. This article will explore five of the best lake communities in Western North Carolina. Dang you’re good at these opening paragraphs J
Bear Lake Reserve
Bear Lake Reserve is a master planned community centered around a 500 acre lake located in Cashiers, North Carolina. At an elevation of 2,500 feet Bear Lake Reserve boasts cool summertime temperatures to go along with their community amenities which include golf, tennis, fitness center, spa and miles of hiking trails. The community lake has no boating restrictions so whether you like to fish, ski or just cruise around in your pontoon, Bear Lake Reserve will have what you are looking for.
Lake James has multiple communities situated around a 6,800 acre reservoir known for striped and largemouth bass, walleye and bluegill. The Old Wildlife Club offers homesites with incredible views of the Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Mountains. With miles of hiking trails throughout, the Old Wildlife Club is a nature lover’s dream. The 1780 community offers both lakefront and mountain view homesites and a trail system that connects to 3,000 acres at Lake James State Park. 1780 offers boat docks, swimming pools, fitness center, activity fields, tennis courts, an amphitheater and a Social Hall programmed year-round by a full-time activities staff.
Lake Lure is an 800 acre lake offering wonderful beaches, boating and fishing. Located about 90 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina Lake Lure may be most famous for the scenes from the 1987 hit movie “Dirty Dancing