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Beautiful

It was calm, quiet, and a perfect way to enjoy a summer vacation. I would definitely go back to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
esirko777
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Villa Park, Illinois
Stunning lake

Gorgeous lake - clear, clean water. Lots of places to swim, canoe, kayak or paddle board. Very... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kris1130
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“beautiful lake”(18 reviews)
“pontoon boat”(14 reviews)
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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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Robbinsville, NC
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Unless you are putting a boat in the water, it is not easy to find a place to park and walk around. Some of the best places to view the lake and take pictures is from the "pull outs" on the highway.

Thank Janet K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was calm, quiet, and a perfect way to enjoy a summer vacation. I would definitely go back to this place again.

Thank esirko777
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Gorgeous lake - clear, clean water. Lots of places to swim, canoe, kayak or paddle board. Very little boat traffic.

Thank Kris1130
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

“Don’t go here” !! Only kidding but I really don’t want everyone to discover this beautiful gem. Uncrowned, quiet, undeveloped. No fancy theme parks, water slides , bars (its a dry county) or much to do but enjoy nature’s best.

Thank Chocolatesue
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

As guests of the Snowbird Mountain Lodge, my husband and and I had access to a canoe and Santeelah Lake. The morning we visited, the lake was smooth and we practically had it to ourselves. It is a beautiful lake surrounded by picturesque mountains. What...More

1  Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 11 July 2018

before heading up the "dragon" take a few minutes to look around and see the scenery such as this lake.

1  Thank Noel E
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Undoubtedly a beautiful lake, keep in mind it is a man made lake and cannot ever rival Lake Tahoe for sheer beauty. Like Tahoe, the water is very chilly. It is a bit of a hidden gem, off the beaten path.

3  Thank Buck4you
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Amazing views of mountains while enjoying nice crisp water to swim in. There are picnic tables to eat lunch, and rocks to jump into the water from.

1  Thank Chanel J
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This lake is absolutely stunning! We went swimming at the beach area. We also found a nice place to fish off the bank.

3  Thank klc337
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This beautiful WNC lake has it all! Beautiful marina where you can rent a boat, National forest access point with beach, campground & boat launch, fishing pier, ranger station, small town close by, great fishing, friendly locals, other mountain attractions close by. We will be...More

1  Thank Lois P
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Ingusya
13 May 2018|
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Response from Jennifer W |
Yes, we took our dog out this afternoon. Rented a pontoon boat, she had a blast.
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Sharon D
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Response from Christy R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the lake is crystal clear and you can see 10feet down without any help. I think it would be a great adventure.
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