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Located on Jackson County’s largest lake, Glenville is a popular community with gorgeous waterfront homes in the North Carolina mountains.

Sitting 3,500-feet above sea level with 26 miles of shoreline, Lake Glenville is the highest lake east of the Mississippi River located in the Blue Ridge mountains. In the historic Hamburg community, Glenville draws visitors from across the Southeast for its country-club environment combined with great shopping and dining in neighboring Cashiers.

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Lake Glenville is known for its renowned bass fishing. The lake is also home to smallmouth bass, catfish, crappie, bream, and perch. With an average summer temperature of 83 degrees, Glenville is the perfect place to escape the summer heat. Many generations of families visit Glenville each year to enjoy this lakeside community’s beauty with its low-key lifestyle and wide array of activities.

An hour west of Asheville, Glenville is a paradise for a day out of the city. It’s only a short distance from SylvaCullowheeCherokee, and Sapphire.

With the charming town of Cashiers just a short drive away, you can easily enjoy everything both areas have to offer! TripAdvisor reviews put it best: “Simply one of the most picturesque lakes we’ve ever seen.” The air is crisp, clean, and cool.

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Glenville is full of unique experiences. Find the perfect one for you below, so that you can plan your ideal trip to the mountains.

Ready to plan your trip to Lake Glenville NC, one of the most beautiful towns and lakes in the United States?

Take a look at our Trip Ideas to get inspiration for your next mountain getaway. Or check out some FAQs to get all your Jackson County questions answered.

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