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Lake Hickory

North Carolina

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) 757-4521
6706 Limbaugh Ln
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 495-8181
81 Marina Dr
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 495-8833
5803 Icard Ridge Rd
Hickory, NC 28601
Golf Courses
(828) 396-2313
10 River Dr
Granite Falls, NC 28630
(828) 328-5010
1700 5th St NE
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 256-7166
3820 Wandering Ln N
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 327-8716
430 17th Ave NW
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 598-0327
1157 Players Ridge Rd
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 256-4303
6641 Monford Dr # 50
Conover, NC 28613
Pine Mountain Campground
Hudson, NC 28638
  • Counties: Catawba County
  • 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

    Falling along the Catawba River, Lake Hickory is in Catawba County, North Carolina. It is a whopping 4,200 acres with 105 miles of shoreline. Residing in Hickory, North Carolina, Lake Hickory is just 75 miles away from Charlotte. Twenty percent of the land around the lake is kept as a nature reserve.

    On the Lake

    Lake Hickory is most notable for its crystal-clear waters. Being a man-made reservoir, it has a sand bottom and is a fully recreational lake. Boating, jet skis, waterskiing, sailing, and more are all favorite pastimes on Lake Hickory. There are multiple marinas and boat ramps from which you can get your watercraft out on the lake.

    This is also a prime spot for fishing. Lake Hickory is the host of many fishing tournaments throughout the year. The rushing waters make it a great spot to find largemouth and striped bass. You can also catch channel and flathead catfish, black and white crappie, and bluegill. Some numerous coves and outlets can provide a private experience while out on the waters.

    Around Town

    Lake Hickory also has opportunities for camping, golfing, tennis, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. There are almost 1,500 acres set aside for four natural parklands where you can take in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain scenery.

    Hickory is full of entertainment opportunities. You can visit the Catawba Science Center, Hickory Aviation Museum, and the Hickory Museum of Art. When you get hungry, you can stop to eat at Hatch Sandwich Bars, Olde Hickory Tap Room, and Backstreets Bar and Grill.

    You can also visit Charlotte, just over an hour away. Charlotte is home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Billy Graham Library, and Belk Theatre. Local favorite restaurants include The Fig Tree Restaurant, Midwood Smokehouse, and The Capital Grille.

    Hospitals and Airports

    The nearest hospital is Catawba Valley Medical Center, and the closest airport is Hickory Regional Airport.

    A Pristine Lake

    Lake Hickory is one of North Carolina’s most prestigious lakes and would make an excellent place for your next home!