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Fontana Lake, North Carolina

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  • We recently had the opportunity to spend some time on this lake. It is absolutely pristine. Highly recommend some time on the water if you are in the area.  more »
  • We rented kayaks from the marina near the dam. Rental prices are reasonable. Staff there was very nice. The lake is so clean, so peaceful and the views of the mountains are breath taking. We love the ...  more »
  • What a pretty area. Saw it all from the train. Would love to stay in one of the floating houses! The water is so clear.  more »
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  • One of the most amazing places I've ever been! I can't say enough about the peacefulness of the lake and the beautiful mountains that surround it.
  • Beautiful clear lake. Not muddy like most lakes except around the edges. Great fun
  • The scenery was beautiful, but the water level was low.
  • One of the most beautiful lakes in the summer. Rent a pontoon from several of the boat rental places, pack a picnic, don your swim suits and leisurely enjoy a beautiful Carolina azure blue sky of summer. Morning is the best time to rent, the lake is still, no afternoon thunderstorms, and few boaters on the water.
  • Breathtaking view. Great for swimming, fishing, hiking.
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