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Dam release day!!

Wow! We hiked down the trail by the dam to watch the water release this July, what a fantastic... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
BlondeSeminole
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Beautiful area

We rented a pontoon boat from Lake Shore Marina, right on 107 as you first see the lake. $90 for... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2018
LizB1171944
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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This 1,462-acre lake offers motorboating, sailing, swimming, canoeing, fishing, skiing, and sunbathing. Our place is on the water with boat dock, grills & Deck & patio. lakeglenvillenc cabin is perfect for a Couples retreat or bring the Family...more
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425 White Squirrel Trl, Glenville, NC 28736-8307
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Reviewed September 18, 2009

This lake is the highest lake east of the Mississippi River. The altitude is over 3400 feet. The water quality is excellent. A great destination for boating, skiing, fishing, picnics and general peace and tranquility. Jackson County has a campground right on the lake for...More

9  Thank arrowmont
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Could be great but way, way, way overdeveloped and overcrowded. It's very small to begin with and there are very few places that aren't privately owned to beach the boat. And the beaches that aren't privately owned have uncleared fallen trees. Even the waterfalls (the...More

5  Thank Brian D
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We love the drive up from Sylva, there's a challenging but very rewarding hike to High Falls across the street from the lovely public beach, and Cashiers is a few minutes away with great food and brew options.

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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Wow! We hiked down the trail by the dam to watch the water release this July, what a fantastic opportunity! We were not alone! Many hikers and kayakers joined us!! The water this day was so powerful that even a few of the kayakers were...More

1  Thank BlondeSeminole
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We rented a pontoon boat from Lake Shore Marina, right on 107 as you first see the lake. $90 for two hours...Great Boat, fabulous friendly people running the small outfit. Took olyi two hours to tour the entire lake, saw 3 fabulous waterfalls. (Listed on...More

1  Thank LizB1171944
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Could be great but way, way, way overdeveloped and overcrowded. It's very small to begin with and there are very few places that aren't privately owned to beach the boat. And the beaches that aren't privately owned have uncleared fallen trees. Even the waterfalls (the...More

5  Thank Brian D
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Coming from NC 107 there are a few places to stop and walk down to the sand. The sand glissons in the sun. The walk along the beach is relaxing. The other side has public boat access. The lake has some beautiful homes along its...More

1  Thank Eric B
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous gem of a lake. Hidden little coves with beautiful waterfalls, clean water and shorelines and breath taking views. Stunning.

2  Thank Trulock4
Reviewed May 14, 2017

This lake located between Cashiers and Cullowhee in Jackson County is very beautiful and has three public access areas on the north shore of the lake. It's a bit tricky to get to them, so watch your map or google map carefully. All three public...More

2  Thank loisp297
Reviewed October 25, 2016

This lake is a spectacular man-made reservoir where the old flooded town of Glenville is memorialized lovingly by a little museum (historic society) up on NC 106. I'm told of wonderful falls pouring into the lake but was unable to visit those this trip since...More

1  Thank Gerfingerpokin
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We had a ball kayaking around the lake. Parked at the dam (really nice dock and beach area!) and kayaked down to the Baptist church. About 8 miles round trip. Next day we put in by the baptist church and kayaked to Hurricane falls. Falls...More

3  Thank SallyD123
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Lake Glenville is absolutely gorgeous. We rent nice pontoon boats from Trillium and always have a blast. It is a perfect ski lake. The water is gorgeous. The staff at Trillium is awesome.

1  Thank O8179JNjamesg
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Lisa Z
November 2, 2018|
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Response from Rkallyn80 |
According to Wikipedia, the depth drops off rather quicly from the shoreline to 80 feet, with some locations as deep as 300 feet.
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Eugene J
July 3, 2017|
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Response from MikeeeyTrip | Property representative |
Yes. & id recommend fishing boating & seeing the waterfalls. Mike
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Lynn O
August 18, 2016|
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Yes we are at lakeglenvillenc.commet
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