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    About Santeetlah Lake
    Graham County, North Carolina

    Santeetlah Lake is close to the town of Robbinsville, North Carolina, under 100 miles from Asheville and Knoxville, Tennessee.

    The McGhee Tyson Airport is under 60 miles away, and the Asheville Regional Airport is under 105 miles away. For medical care, the Swain Community Hospital is under 40 miles away.

    Residents can visit the nearby Foothills Mall for shopping and try a variety of local restaurants, such as T. Dubbs.

    Big and Beautiful

    Spanning 2,880 acres, Santeetlah Lake has plenty of room for new residents to come and settle down.

    Scenic views are guaranteed since about 80% of the 76-mile shoreline is in the Nantahala National Forest, in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains.

    Popular activities on the water include boating, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, rafting, swimming, fishing, and relaxing on the shoreline. Anglers will find smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, crappie, bream, and lake trout.

    The Town of Lake Santeetlah occupies a peninsula in the lake with about 200 homes but only 50 permanent residents. Santeetlah Marina is the only full-service marina on a lake and is located near the town.

    Also near the town is Cheoah Point Recreation Area, which has swimming, camping, picnic facilities, toilets (no showers), a beach area, and a boat ramp.

    There are over 200 miles of hiking trails in the Cheoah District of the Nantahala National Forest, and one can hike about eight miles from Lake Santeetlah to the Appalachian Trail.

    Visit Robbinsville

    Those looking for fun off the water can visit the nearby town of Robbinsville.

    One popular attraction is Tail of the Dragon, where visitors can hike the trails and relax in nature.

    Another popular attraction is Stoney Hollow Farm, where visitors can go and buy fresh produce and even pick their fruit.

    Explore Knoxville

    The nearby area of Knoxville is bustling with an abundance of activities and sights for residents and visitors.

    The Knoxville Zoo is one very popular attraction. Here, guests can see a variety of exotic animals, including red pandas and Malayan tigers.

    Another popular attraction is the Star of Knoxville Riverboat, where guests can take a riverboat tour with beautiful sights, enjoy an on-deck dinner, and even host parties.

    Explore Asheville

    Asheville is a great destination for outdoor adventures, science routes, and cultural experiences for you and the family.

    Visitors can take a tour to learn the history of the city by trolley or walking. Other options include exploring the shopping scene at the Grove Market or indulging in the culinary creations at Isa’s French Bistro or Jettie Rae’s Oyster House.

    The most famous tourist attraction in Asheville would be the Biltmore Estate. Explore the acres of gardens, walking, biking, or hiking trails around the estate. There is also a winery and playground available to visitors.

    Calm and Quaint

    Those looking for a taste of small-town life while enjoying a lake paradise will love living on Santeetlah Lake.