Can you swim at Fontana Lake?

Swimming is a popular activity in Fontana Lake, and there are numerous public places you can stop along Highway 28 and swim. Just watch for the signs. These places generally have restroom facilities, boat access, and picnic tables as well.

Does Fontana Lake have a beach?

At the “finger lakes” section of Lake Fontana, there’s a popular “beach” with shallow waters where families have been swimming for decades.

Is Fontana Lake open?

It is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from May through October except major holidays. Newly refurbished and staffed by TVA retirees, the visitor center has updated maps, videos, and displays about TVA and the construction of the dam.

Can you kayak on Fontana Lake?

Located just a few minutes from the Fryemont Inn, Fontana Lake is the perfect lake for a half-day kayaking trip. Fontana is bordered on the north by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and on the south by the Nantahala National Forest.

What is the clearest lake in NC?

White Lake IS a beach. Not just the clearest lake in North Carolina, it’s also one of the state’s most underrated beaches.

Why is Fontana Lake green?

Love Fontana Lake! The greenish color of the water comes from the abandoned copper mines at the bottom of the lake that were mined before the dam was built. If you want to spend some time at the lake you can even rent a houseboat.

Is lake Fontana clear?

The water is very clear, and the lake is beautiful.

Is Fontana Lake Clear?

The water is very clear, and the lake is beautiful. We started the day off just wanting to check out the “Dragon’s Tail” road and learn about the Fontana Dam and the TVA before visiting the Cherokee Village.

What lakes in North Carolina have mountains?

Fontana Lake is the largest in the mountains with 231 miles of shoreline. Located in the Great Smoky Mountains, you can drive or walk the Appalachian Trail across the dam for a unique perspective (featured in the movie A Walk in the Woods).

What county is Lake Glenville NC in?

Jackson County
One of the highest-elevation lakes east of the Rocky Mountains, Lake Glenville is the largest lake in Jackson County and has earned a reputation as a bass fisherman’s delight. Perfect for boating and water-skiing, Lake Glenville also features a swimming area with sand beach and trail to High Falls.

What is the nicest lake in North Carolina?

The Best Lakes in North Carolina

  • Jordan Lake, North Carolina.
  • Kerr Lake, North Carolina.
  • Falls Lake State Recreation Area, 13304 Creedmoor Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587 +1 919 676 1027.
  • Lake Norman, North Carolina.
  • High Rock Lake, North Carolina.
  • Lake Glenville, North Carolina 28723.
  • Lake Santeetlah, North Carolina 28771.