Mountain Island Lake

North Carolina

49Listings
$195K-$1B
$34.7MTotal Value
Mountain Island Lake, North Carolina

Mountain Island Lake real estate is regarded as a top twenty market in North Carolina for lake homes and lake lots.

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  • 61Mi. of Shoreline
  • 100Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    Mountains
  • Year Built
    1924
  • Managed By Duke Energy
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    3,281
  • Public Boat Ramps
    2
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
Campgrounds
(704) 455-9282
4632 Delrae Cir
Concord, NC 28027
(704) 769-0248
5650 Sandusky Blvd
Concord, NC 28027
  • Counties: Gaston County, Lincoln County, Mecklenburg County
  • Fish: Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: We Love Mountain Island Lake Day,
  • Interesting facts: Got it's name from the "mountain" in the middle of the lake.
  • Known for: North Carolina's Hidden Treasure
  • History: Lake was created for hydro-electric power
  • Landmarks: Historic Latta Plantation Park
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (Yes). -- https://www.duke-energy.com/Community/Lakes (See must register boat)
  • Dock restrictions (Yes). -- must obtain permit (See https://www.duke-energy.com/Community/Lakes)
Hospitals
(980) 834-2266
451 E Charlotte Ave
Mt Holly, NC 28120
Airports
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
5501 R C Josh Birmingham Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28208
11 miles away
Concord Regional Airport
9000 Aviation Blvd NW, Concord, NC 28027
15 miles away
About Mountain Island Lake
Over 3,000 Acres of Beauty

Created by the damming of the Catawba River in 1924, Mountain Island Lake now covers 3,281 acres and has over 60 miles of shoreline.

The waters surrounded a mountain that now exists as an island on the western end of the lake, hence the name Mountain Island Lake.

Breathtaking Landscapes, Pristine Waters

Mountain Island Lake is a popular choice for homeowners and visitors alike, located just a half-hour drive from Charlotte, North Carolina’s city center.

The city boasts a variety of family-friendly attractions along with a bustling nightlife scene. It is also great for restaurants, markets, and schools.

There are four hospitals within 20 miles of the lake: BSA Caromont Health, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Concentra Urgent Care, and Carolinas Health Care System.

The nearest principal traffic corridors, I-85 and I-485, provide access to local connector roadways, which lead to the lake. The Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is another means of travel just 15 miles away.

Recreation for the Whole Family

Mountain Island Lake is a popular destination for boating, water skiing, and fishing.

Watersports like kayaking, paddle boarding, and canoeing are also popular. The lake features two public boat launches. Fishing enthusiasts can catch a bite from catfish, several varieties of bass, white perch, and sunfish.

Close to half of Mountain Island Lake is a designated park area with a mosaic of natural forests surrounding the waters protected by Mecklenburg, Lincoln, and Gaston Counties and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

Explore the Area

The Historic Latta Plantation includes a 1,150-acre county park on the eastern end of the lake. It features several historic buildings, the Carolina Raptor Center, and miles of hiking and cycling trails.

The US National Whitewater Center is located on the Catawba River just outside of Charlotte. In addition to white water rafting, the park offers zip lining, rock climbing, mountain biking, roping, and kayaking.

Charlotte 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 Waterfront Property

At Mountain Island Lake, there are opportunities for fun on and off the water. With Charlotte nearby, it is perfect for people who work in the city or like having shops nearby.