Rivers & Lakes

Tuckasegee River

Affectionately known as “The Tuck,” the Tuckasegee River flows almost the entire length of Jackson County.

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Wolf Lake

Better known to the locals as Wolf Lake, this 183-acre high-elevation lake offers spectacular scenery and great boating.

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Tanasee Creek Lake

The smallest of the community lakes, this 40-acre gem offers great fishing and paddling.

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Lake Glenville

With 26-miles of shoreline, 7 islands and 3 gorgeous waterfalls, Lake Glenville is a getaway in itself.

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East Fork Lakes

Described as “blue jewels along the swift waters of the Tuckasegee River’s East Fork,” these four gems, the East Fork Lakes, offer some wonderful opportunities for outdoor activities.

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Cedar Cliff Lake

The lowest in elevation of the East Fork lakes, Cedar Cliff is known for fishing and swimming.

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Bear Lake

The largest of Duke Energy’s stair-step reservoirs on the Tuckasegee’s East Fork, Bear Creek Lake – or simply Bear Lake to the locals – is a popular destination for both anglers and boaters.

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Balsam Lake

As the only public-access lake not owned by the power company, Balsam is a tiny jewel in the heart of the Roy Taylor National Forest.

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Rivers & Lakes

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The Tuckasegee River is a fly-fisherman’s paradise. And the beautiful mountain lakes along its east and west forks are perfect for boating, rafting, and recreation.
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Pots on the Green

Jun 22 until Jun 23  //  Starts: 2:00 pm Ends: 9:00 pm

Jackson County embraces mountain traditions, and one of the longstanding crafts is the art of pottery. The regions most talented potters will gather t

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