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Lake Gaston

North Carolina

201Listings$5K-$3.2M$71.7MTotal Value
Lake Gaston, North Carolina

Located in Virginia, Lake Gaston real estate is the second largest market in the state for lake homes and lake lots.

The typical average list prices of Lake Gaston homes for sale is $382,000. On average, there are 220 lake homes for sale on Lake Gaston, and 400 lake lots and parcels.

With 350 miles of shoreline, Lake Gaston is considered one of Virginia's largest lakes.

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  • 350Mi. of Shoreline
  • 95Deepest Depth
  • Dam Name
    Gaston Dam
  • Year Built
  • Managed By Dominion Resources
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
(252) 586-4661
1865 Eaton Ferry Rd
Littleton, NC 27850
(252) 586-7547
1835 Eaton Ferry Rd
Littleton, NC 27850
Golf Courses
(434) 577-2888
890 Baird Rd
Gasburg, VA 23857
(434) 636-2254
74 Tanglewood Dr
Bracey, VA 23919
Warrenton Golf Club
(252) 257-1909
129 19th Hole Dr
Warrenton, VA 27589
(434) 636-2668
9 Lakeside Ln
Bracey, VA 23919
(252) 586-4121
561 Fleming Dairy Rd
Littleton, NC 27850
(252) 537-2526
110 Nottingham Cir
Henrico, NC 27842
  • Counties: Halifax County, Northampton County, Warren County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Walleye, White Crappie
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Wings, Wheels and Crafts, fishing tournaments, events and plays at community center
  • Interesting facts: Lake Gaston has 2 islands called Goat Island and Wobble Island.
  • Known for: Lake Gaston is known for the ample amount of room for outdoors fun. With numerous marinas and public boat ramps, boaters will find that Gaston Lake is the best for fun on the water. At 34 miles long, the 20,000 acre lake provides plenty of room to play.
  • History: The Lake Gaston Dam was completed in 1963 and is located in the small town of Thelma, North Carolina. The lake is not federally owned. It was formed when the Virginia Electric Power Company built the dam to generate electricity for Dominion Resources, which owns the lake.
  • Landmarks: Gaston Dam.
(434) 447-3151
125 Buena Vista Cir
South Hill, VA 23970
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
2400 John Brantley Blvd, Morrisville, NC 27560
82 miles away
Mecklenburg-Brunswick Regional Airport
Brodnax, VA 23920
20 miles away
    About Lake Gaston
    Spanning Two States

    Lake Gaston is a 20,000-acre lake that sits on the North Carolina-Virginia state border. Lake Gaston also has 350 miles of shoreline. In North Carolina, it touches Halifax, Northampton, and Warren counties; in the Virginia portions, it is in Brunswick and Mecklenburg counties. Just 90 miles away is Raleigh, North Carolina, offering big city amenities.

    Watersport Friendly

    Boating is one of the most popular activities on Lake Gaston. People love bringing out their motorboats, sailboats, jet skis, and more here! Watersports, such as wakeboarding, water skiing, and tubing, are a favorite pastime of Lake Gaston frequenters! There are several public boat ramps and marinas around the lake to launch or rent boats from.

    Anglers also have a good time at Lake Gaston. It is most well known for its excellent largemouth bass population. People have great success fishing for largemouth bass near the boating docks at Lake Gaston. Other species of fish here include crappie, striped bass, walleyes, channel catfish, blue catfish, chain pickerel, and bluegill. Anglers usually find it more productive to fish in February and March in Lake Gaston.

    Out on the Town

    There is plenty to do around Lake Gaston. Nearby the lake, there are plenty of golf/country clubs, campgrounds, hiking trails, etc. To eat, you can try out WatersView Restaurant and The Point of Lake Gaston, both of which feature outdoor lakeside dining, so you can enjoy the scenery while eating!

    Down the road from Lake Gaston is Rosemont Vineyards and Winery in Virginia. Here, you can relax and enjoy wine tasting against the gorgeous backdrop of the vineyard.

    Also close to Lake Gaston is the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail in Roanoke Rapids, VA. Here you can take in the beautiful scenery along with historical canals and other structures.


    VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital is nearby South Hill and offers medical care. For flights, Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

    An Exceptional Lake

    For those looking for a good family home, vacation home, or rental, Lake Gaston should be at the top of your list!