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Fontana Lake

NC
800-849-2258
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Ranked #185 of 1,425 Attractions in North Carolina
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Fishing
Description: This 29-mile-long lake has deep, cold waters that provide an ideal setting for fishing and other water recreation.
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Spring, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We rented a pontoon boat at Almond Boat and RV Park and spent the day on the lake. We took the boat all the way to the dam and back, stopping along the way for a picnic and swim. The lake is so pretty. We were there on a weekday and felt that we had the lake to ourselves.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We spent the day on Lake Fontana on our family's pontoon boat. We fished, we cooked out, and we went tubing. It is a beautiful lake. it is clean and the views are spectacular. It was not over crowded. We enjoyed watching "The Great Smokey Railroad" train pass over the lake in the afternoon. It was a perfect day out... More

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Bryan, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We rented a pontoon from Alarka Boat Docks, and spent the afternoon cruising to the dam, the views along the way are breath taking. You are surrounded by mountains and forest all the way. We stopped on our way back from the dam for a quick swim and a late lunch. It was a day well spent.

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Raleigh, NC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Enjoyed the 4th here with friends. Beautiful warm water for a swim and went out to the main part of the lake for a cool fireworks show. Recommended!

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Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I love love love Fontana Lake. We try to get out there once a year for a long weekend camping trip in the Summer or Fall. The scenery is beautiful, and the lake is large, cool and refreshing! Our ideal Fontana Lake mini-vacation is a canoe and camping trip. We park at the Fontana Marina and rent a canoe for... More

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Greenville, NC
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187 reviews 187 reviews
16 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

An outstanding and beautiful lake that essentially has no major developments since it is adjacent to national forests. We took a 2 hour tour on a pontoon boat and in that time only saw one other boat under power on the entire trip. Just natural beauty. Worth a trip if you are in the area.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The lake was very quiet and peaceful. Fishing was good and weather was OK. It's a great place to unwind and see the stars away from the big city lights.

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

What We thought would be a nice relaxing boat ride on the lake turned into one of the most interesing and beautiful adventures of our trip. The guide told the most amazing stories of how the lake was built and the towns beneath the lake. That along with the setting sun provided both relaxation and information. Dont miss this.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We started out from Murphy N.C. And took some of the most scenic Mtn. Roads to get there, we were amazed at the fall beauty of this area, Beautiful views driving down and around the mountain to stop and take wonderful camera shots of the lake when we got to the bottom you can go to the small marina and... More

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maggie valley
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

Perfect for wakeboarders and skiers!! I do not understand why pro wakeboarders are not all over this lake! Even on holiday weekends the lake is like glass. The views are to die for! It is surrounded by national park lands

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