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Santeetlah Lake

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Address: Robbinsville, NC
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Part of the Nantahala National Forest, this recreational lake consists of...

Part of the Nantahala National Forest, this recreational lake consists of 3,000 acres of open water in the midst of green mountain slopes, and is ideal for fishing, kayaking and canoeing.

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The Most Beautiful Lake in North Carolina

Very little of this lake is available for development so you end up with a spectacular mountain lake that is so pristine. The water is so clear. The mountains & forest surrounding... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ruth Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very little of this lake is available for development so you end up with a spectacular mountain lake that is so pristine. The water is so clear. The mountains & forest surrounding it gorgeous. Great place or boating, fishing, paddling or just floating along. There is a location with a Sandy beach great for the kids. Boat ramps are numerous.... More 

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Thank Ruth Y
Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a camping trip in the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest we took several side trips. Santeetlah Lake was nearby, so we drove over and took a look and walked around it. Very lovely, surrounded by mountains.

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Thank Bobbie B
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful drive. When we were here a couple of weeks ago the water level was very low. This is a beautiful part of the state and we make this drive from Chattanooga a couple of times a year.

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Thank CRLoveToTravel
Davidson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rent a boat to see the lake. Deyton Boat Rentals. Easy access and rates are reasonable. You can rent for 2-4-8 hrs. They will work with you. They gave a fleet of pontoon boats.

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Thank bksn
Newberg, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Stayed on the shore of this lake, watched the mist rise off in the mornings! Peace and quiet at its best!

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Thank Patricia K
Daytona Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

First time we have stayed on the lake. It is gorgeous & so quiet! For a motorcycle Mecca, there is no noise whatsoever. So relaxing!

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Thank JeanDaytonaBeach
Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We camped at the campground here, nice and the showers were good. Our campsite was great, overlooking the lake. Not many people, so it was quiet. Beautiful setting....we would come here again.

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Thank Tuxtails
Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lovely, picturesque...deserted. It could have been the side of the lake we were on, or maybe because it was the middle of the week. We had the place to ourselves! Fishing but no catching...

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Thank VAFAMILY2014
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

WE tried to call and get a reservation but no phone call back. We actually drove to the marina on Monday 8/228/16 to find it was closed.. No sign to indicate closed. I called a week prior to my vacation starting and no one mentioned it would be closed... Looks like a beautiful lake and I hate we missed it.... More 

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Thank Michelle S
Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Absolutely stunning. Crystal clear and amazing Mountain-water views. We stumbled across this lake on our way to Tapoco Lodge and now we can't wait to get back there and explore it more!

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