Lake Hickory

North Carolina

$81.8MTotal Value
Lake Hickory, North Carolina

The Lake Hickory real estate market is a top ten marketplace for lake property in North Carolina.

The average list price for Lake Hickory homes for sale is $501,000. Normally there are about 45 lake homes for sale at Lake Hickory, and 180 listings for lots and land.

Lake Hickory is a mid-sized North Carolina lake, and has 105 miles of shoreline. Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the closest major airport, is only 53 miles away.

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  • 105Mi. of Shoreline
  • Shoreline Borders
  • Dam Name
    Oxford Dam
  • Year Built
  • Managed By Duke Energy
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
(828) 256-4303
6641 Monford Dr # 50
Conover, NC 28613
Pine Mountain Campground
Hudson, NC 28638
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, White Crappie
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Lake Hickory haunted tours, Lake Hickory triathlon
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
  • Dock restrictions (Yes). -- Must obtain permit to construct or enhance (See
(828) 315-5000
420 N Center St
Hickory, NC 28601
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
5501 R C Josh Birmingham Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28208
53 miles away
Hickory Regional Airport
3101 9th Ave Dr NW, Hickory, NC 28601
10 miles away
About Lake Hickory
Minutes from City Conveniences

Lake Hickory is a human-made reservoir on the Catawba River, just north of Hickory, North Carolina. Charlotte is under 75 miles away.

Charming restaurants, cafes, shops, and alehouses make up Hickory’s city scene. It houses various schools, including Lenoir-Rhyne University, that would make it fit for a family.

The Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is under 60 miles away, and the Frye Regional Medical Center is under 10 miles away.

An Emerald Blue Lake

Lake Hickory stands apart from other lakes of North Carolina with its sand-bottom and emerald blue waters.

The gorgeous expanse covers 4,200 acres and features 105 miles of shoreline. Around the lake, you will find 16 boat launches and six marinas.

As a fully recreational lake, the opportunities on Lake Hickory are endless. Boating, sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, and swimming are just some activities.

Largemouth bass, striped bass, crappie, and channel catfish make up the lake’s fish population. Several summertime fishing tournaments attract anglers to the lake.

Fun for Everyone

There are several Instagram-worthy cafes and coffee shops around Hickory. Valley Hills Mall is in the city, in addition to thrift stores and antique shops.

Cahawba Science Center, Hickory Museum of Art, Harper House, and the Hickory Aviation Museum are notable sites.

Those looking for a big-city adventure can take the short drive to Charlotte. The city is home to Carowinds Theme Park, U.S. National Whitewater Center, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Discovery Place Science, the Billy Graham Library, and many other attractions.

Beautiful Lake Property

Purchase a property at Hickory Lake to access one of North Carolina’s most beautiful water bodies. Its variety of activities and proximity to the city makes it suitable for families, retirees, and vacationers.