• 5Mi. of Shoreline
  • 89Avg. Depth
  • 173Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
    National Park (Most)
    Mountains
  • Dam Name
    Cedar Cliff Lake Dam
  • Year Built
    1952
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    121
  • Public Boat Ramps
    1
Campgrounds
Panther Ridge RV Park and Campground
(828) 966-4919
13 Little Panthertail Rd
Lake Toxaway , NC 28747
Pinhook Valley Campground and RV Park
143 Pinhook Dr
Tuckasegee, NC 28783
Wolf Creek Overlook RV Park & Campground
(828) 293-2352
13602 Canada RD
Tuckaseegee, NC 28783
  • Counties: Jackson County
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass
  • Notable events: Cedar Cliffs Classic Tournament of Bands, Gorges Spring Art Show
  • Permit is required to use the lake.
Hospitals
(828) 586-7000
68 Hospital Rd
Sylva, NC 28779
Airports
Greenville- Spartanburg International Airport
2000 GSP Dr, Greer, SC 29651
90 miles away
Jackton County Airport
626 Airport Rd. Sylva, NC 28779
12 miles away
About Cedar Cliff Lake
Jackson County, North Carolina

Cedar Cliff Lake is in Tuckasegee, North Carolina, under 80 miles from Asheville.

The Asheville Regional Airport is around 65 miles away, and the Harris Regional Hospital is 16.7 miles away.

Residents can also visit the nearby Jackson Plaza Mall and various local restaurants, such as Sazon Mexican Cuisine.

Small Wonder

Spanning 121 acres and a max depth of 173 feet, Cedar Cliff Lake has a private and exclusive atmosphere that residents are sure to love.

There is plenty for residents to do on the water. It is a popular spot for boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and fishing.

Cedar Cliff Lake is known for having one of the most impressive populations of largemouth bass in the state. Other fish in the lake include trout, musky, smallmouth bass, crappie, rock bass, sunfish, and bream.

Visit Tuckasegee

Those looking for fun off the water can visit the nearby town of Tuckasegee.

One popular attraction is the Team ECCO Aquarium & Shark Lab, where residents can view a variety of exotic and local fish.

Another popular attraction is Nantahala Rafting with Adventurous Fast Rivers, where visitors can take a raft or kayak down North Carolina's rapids.

Visit Asheville

Asheville is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a great destination for outdoor adventures, science routes, and cultural experiences for you and the family.

Residents and visitors can take a tour to learn the history of the city by trolley or walking. Other options are exploring the shopping scene at the Grove Market or indulging in the culinary creations at Isa’s French Bistro or Jettie Rae’s Oyster House.

The most famous tourist attraction in Asheville would be the Biltmore Estate. Explore the acres of gardens, walking, biking, or hiking trails around the estate. There is also a winery and playground available to visitors.

Fun and Exciting Lake Life

Those looking for more fun in their life will love living the lake life on Cedar Cliff Lake.