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Fontana Lake

North Carolina

10Listings$55K-$4.6M$8MTotal Value
Fontana Lake, North Carolina

Located in North Carolina, Fontana Lake real estate is a tight inventory market in the state for lake homes and lake lots.

  • 240Mi. of Shoreline
  • 135Avg. Depth
  • 440Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
    National Park (Some)
  • Dam Name
    Fontana Dam
  • Year Built
  • Managed By Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Water Drops
    60 ft
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Water Level
    Seasonal Full Pool
  • Schedule
(828) 498-2129
40 Fontana Dam Rd
Fontana Dam, NC 28733
(828) 321-3000
17838 Wayah Rd
Topton, NC 28781
(828) 479-8180
1 Marina Dr
Lake Sanreetlah, NC 28771
Golf Courses
(828) 524-2288
1st Fairway Dr
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 497-7622
1300 Conleys Creek Rd
Whittier, NC 28789
(828) 389-9000
1665 Mountain Harbor Dr
Hayesville, NC 28904
(828) 321-5209
764 US 19
Topton, NC 28781
(828) 479-6431
1371 Thunderbird Mountain Rd
Robbinsville , NC 28771
(828) 788-1099
100 Lower Cabin Creek Rd
Robinsville, NC 28771
  • Counties: Graham County, Swain County
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Daniel Boone Council Bass Fishing Tournament, Fourth of July Celebration, New Year's Eve Celebration
  • Sailing clubs: Asheville Sailing Club
  • Interesting facts: The Appalachian trail crosses over the Fontana Dam
  • Known for: Fontana Lake is the largest lake in Western North Carolina
  • History: Fontana Dam was built in the 1940s
  • Permit is required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
  • Dock restrictions (No).
(828) 488-2155
45 Plateau St
Bryson City, NC 28713
Greenville Spartanburg International Airport
200 GSP Dr, Greer, SC 29651
155 miles away
Western Carolina Regional Airport
5840 Airport Rd, Andrews, NC 28901
36 miles away
    About Fontana Lake
    Largest Lake in Western North Carolina

    Fontana Lake is known as "The Mountain's Best-Kept Secret" and is located between The Great Smoky and The Blue Ridge Mountains.

    Bryson City is a short drive from Fontana Lake. The city is home to a variety of conveniences, including Swain Community Hospital and several hotels.

    The Asheville Regional Airport and other attractions may be found in Asheville, which is about 95 miles away.

    A Splendor in the Mountains

    Fontana Lake has a length of 29 miles and a surface area of 11,700 acres. Thick woods and majestic mountain ranges surround its crystal-clear waters.

    There are roughly 240 miles of shoreline there, and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Nantahala National Forest preserve about 90% of them.

    One of the tallest dams in the Rockies, it is 480 feet tall.

    Whatever Your Heart Desires

    Fontana Lake is the perfect place to unwind or engage in recreational activities if you're looking for lake life.

    This multi-mile stretch is ideal for powerboat racing, kayak exploration, and being towed behind the boat on skis.

    From Fontana Lake, trophy-sized muskie, walleye, and smallmouth bass have all been caught. The Lakeshore Trail is close by, and the Appalachian Trail passes directly over the Fontana Lake Dam.

    Take "The Road to Nowhere" or the Indian Lakes Scenic Byway (NC Highway 28) for a thrilling journey.

    Explore Asheville

    Asheville is a great destination for outdoor adventures, science routes, and cultural experiences for you and the family.

    Both locals and visitors can join a trolley or walking tour to learn about the city's history. Indulging in the cuisine offerings at Isa's French Bistro or Jettie Rae's Oyster House are further possibilities. You may also browse Grove Market's retail offerings.

    The Biltmore Estate is one of the most well-known tourist destinations in Asheville. Discover the estate's miles of gardens by hiking, motorcycling, or taking the estate's walking pathways. Visitors can also use the vineyard and playground.


    Asheville, which is roughly 95 miles distant, is where you can find the Asheville Regional Airport and other attractions.

    If ever in need of medical attention Swain Community Hospital is 35 minutes away or 25.9 miles away via US-74 W and NC-28 N.

    A Place to Escape

    At Fontana Lake, you may find anything from rental cottages to houseboats to mansions on the lake. Any buyer looking for lakefront real estate should consider it highly.