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Lake Tillery

North Carolina

162Listings$1K-$5.3M$40.9MTotal Value
Lake Tillery, North Carolina

Lake Tillery real estate is a top ten market for lake homes and land in North Carolina.

There are typically around 70 lake homes for sale on Lake Tillery, and 120 lots and land listings available. Lake Tillery homes for sale have an average list price of $442,000.

This lake is a mid-sized North Carolina lake and has 118 miles of shoreline. The closest major airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, is only 69 miles away.

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  • 118Mi. of Shoreline
  • 200Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
    National Park (Some)
  • Dam Name
    Tillery Dam
  • Year Built
  • Managed By Duke Energy
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
Cook’s Marina
(704) 983-4211
22862 Lake Tillery Rd
Albemarle, NC 28001
(910) 573-0629
1183 Lillys Bridge Rd
Mt Gilead, NC 27306
The Boat House Marina
(704) 474-0312
712 Berry Hill Dr
Norwood, NC 28128
Golf Courses
(704) 474-3985
48688 Piney Point Rd
Norwood, NC 28128
(704) 422-3683
107 Spruce St
Badin, NC 28009
(910) 439-5578
214 Tradition Dr
Mt Gilead, NC 27306
(704) 985-3700
4849 NC-27
Mt Gilead, NC 27306
(704) 474-3800
1216 Berry Hill Dr
Norwood, NC 28128
  • Counties: Montgomery County, Stanly County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass
  • Condos available (No)
  • Notable events: Fishing tournaments (American Bass Angler)
  • Landmarks: "The Sandbar", "Swift Island Bridge"
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (Yes). -- Any person born on or after January 1, 1988 must successfully complete a NASBLA approved boating education course before operating any vessel propelled by a motor of 10 HP or greater (See
  • Dock restrictions (Yes). -- Must obtain permit to construct or enhance (See
(980) 323-4000
301 Yadkin St
Albemarle, NC 28001
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
5501 R C Josh Birmingham Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28208
69 miles away
Stanly County Airport
43222 Lowder Aviation Pkwy, New London, NC 28127
15 miles away
    About Lake Tillery
    Views of the Piedmont

    Lake Tillery is located in Stanley and Montgomery Counties, North Carolina. It spans 5,000 acres and has almost 120 miles of shoreline. It’s just 55 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina. It offers a beautiful backdrop of the Piedmont Mountains.

    Fun on the Water

    Lake Tillery is the ultimate destination for watersports. Skiing, canoeing, tubing, power boating, jet skis, and more are favorite pastimes while visiting. There are multiple marinas around the lake where you can rent, launch, and refuel watercraft. Plenty of public boats ramps are also dotted around the lake where you can launch your own boat.

    Anglers also love Lake Tillery. The many creeks and outlets provide excellent fishing spots. Fish that can be found here include several bass and catfish species, bluegill, and shell cracker. Anglers can test their skills at the several fishing tournaments held at Lake Tillery. You can fish from boats, piers, and other shore fishing areas.

    Situated between two parks, Morrow Mountain Parks and Uwharrie National Park, there is plenty of fun around Lake Tillery as well. The parks offer camping, hiking, picnicking, bike trails, and even dirt biking!

    Around Town

    When you get hungry while at Lake Tillery, try out River Wild Restaurant at Lilly's Bridge Marina. This lakeside restaurant offers great food with stunning lake views. Another lakeside restaurant here is The Boat House.

    For golfers, there are two greens at Lake Tillery, Piney Point Golf Club, and Tillery Tradition Country Club, offering both public golf courses and exclusive membership perks.

    If you’re looking for a big-city experience, Charlotte is just 55 miles away. There are numerous things to do here, including the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Belk Theater, and a handful of stadiums and arenas. Favorite Charlotte restaurants include Midwood Smokehouse, Viva Chicken, and Haberdish.


    If you need a hospital, Atrium Health Stanly is 15 miles away in Albemarle. You can also find Atrium Health Carolinas and Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte.

    A Little Bit of Everything

    Lake Tillery is a terrific lake that has something for everyone and is still close to the big city.