Roanoke Rapids Lake

North Carolina

15Listings
$15K-$3.7M
$6.8MTotal Value
Roanoke Rapids Lake, North Carolina

Roanoke Rapids Lake real estate is considered a beautiful, but lesser known, market for lake homes and lake lots in North Carolina.

There are typically 10 lake homes for sale on Roanoke Rapids Lake at any given time. The lake will usually have 30 or so lake lots and land for sale.

Roanoke Rapids Lake homes for sale have an average list price of $328,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices.

  • 47Mi. of Shoreline
  • Year Built
    1955
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    4,600
  • Public Boat Ramps
    4
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
Campgrounds
(252) 537-2526
110 Nottingham Cir,
Henrico, NC 27842
  • Counties: Halifax County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Crappie
  • Notable events: Roanoke Night at the Museum. Bring your children to the Roanoke Canal Museum's quarterly "Night at the Museum" for special guests, crafts, and food. Each night has its own theme.
  • Interesting facts: Whitewater rafting is popular below the dam, with water being released on weekends for the benefit of the rafting sport and for fish habitat along the river.
  • Known for: The lake is very popular for fishing, with an emphasis on striped bass, large mouth bass, channel catfish, crappie and walleye.
  • Landmarks: The Roanoke Rapids Dam
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
Hospitals
(252) 535-8011
250 Smith Church Rd,
, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Airports
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
2400 John Brantley Blvd, Morrisville, NC 27560
98 miles away
Mecklenburg-Brunswick Regional Airport
Brodnax, VA 23920
28 miles away
About Roanoke Rapids Lake
Next to Lake Gaston

Roanoke Rapids Lake is a recreational body of water located downstream from Lake Gaston. The town of Roanoke Rapids includes restaurants, stores, Vidant North Hospital, and more.

For big-city adventures, Raleigh is under 105 miles away, and Richmond is under 120 miles away.

The Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the Norfolk International Airport, and the Richmond International Airport are all under 120 miles away. For medical care, the Vidant North Hospital is under 20 miles away.

A Peaceful Expanse

Covering 4,600 acres, Roanoke Rapids Lake is a beautiful view and a fine place of recreation. It features over 50 miles of shoreline and over half of that is left natural.

Roanoke Rapids Lake boasts a variety of waterfowl, shorebirds, and freshwater marsh birds for bird-watching enthusiasts to enjoy. These include ruddy ducks, mergansers, king rails, marsh wrens, and many more.

Time on the Water

Lake Gaston catches a lot of the weekend action, so Roanoke Rapids Lake is left uncrowded. This leaves plenty of room for power boating, jet skiing, tubing, angling, and swimming.

Fishing for panfish, bluegill, redear sunfish, and largemouth bass is also popular at the lake, or head upriver where you can find an abundance of rockfish between March and May.

Roanoke Rapids Lake Day Use Area includes a boat ramp, swimming beach, and fishing pier on the lake. Its other amenities include a playground, frisbee golf course, nature trails, a volleyball court, and the Roanoke Canal Trailhead.

Explore Raleigh

As the capital of North Carolina and the closest major city, Raleigh has lots to do and see!

Pullen Park was the first public park in North Carolina and remains a great place for families and young children to enjoy the day outside. This park offers paddle boat rentals, carousel rides, playgrounds, train rides, and more!

Raleigh is home to many museums such as the North Carolina Museum of Art, Museum of Natural Sciences, and the Marbles Kids Museum.

Another great way to see Raleigh is by exploring downtown. Here, you will find amazing and delicious dining options such as Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar, Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar, and 10th & Terrace for drinks overlooking the pretty city lights.

Raleigh also offers a great shopping scene, so be sure to visit Crabtree Valley Mall or North Hills.

A Lake for the Whole Family

Residents and visitors alike will agree that Roanoke Rapids Lake is a lovely spot to catch a sunrise or sunset. Its serene waters and natural landscapes are the recipes for relaxation.

Whether you are looking for a full-time residence or vacation home, Roanoke Rapids Lake is a great place to start.