About Lake Gaston

Lake Gaston is 20,300 acres of clear, blue, fresh water; 34 miles long with 350 miles of shoreline. The roads around the lake connect a series of natural beauty spots. They wind their way through hills and valleys, sometimes accompanied by wild brooks bathed in pleasant sunshine, sometimes shadowed by forests creating many sylvan retreats. The country patchwork varies with growths of oak, pine and cedar on the horizon. It is captivating and enchanting with only the turn of a road changing the view and revealing yet another delight for your unforgettable vacation.
Blue water surrounded by gently rolling hills, fields, woods, morning sunrise and glorious sunsets conspire to make your visit to Lake Gaston an experience you will remember happily for life. The scenic beauty of the lake with its relaxing atmosphere and the traditional hospitality of the people creates the desire to return again and again.

Boating is a never ending delight on this beautiful lake. That is not an accident. The entire lake bottom was completely cleared before the lake was flooded to insure a high degree of boating safety. No horsepower restrictions, easy access via numerous paved ramps and marina services available all around the lake make pleasure boating a real pleasure. No wonder, then, that Lake Gaston is considered the best lake on the east coast.

Lake Gaston Features

The Water of Lake Gaston is officially classified A-2, the highest category found in the eastern USA.
Water Level is consistent. Under normal conditions, it will vary less than one foot.
Clear Lake Bottom with all trees and vegetation cut to a height not exceeding six inches and all refuse removed.
Ideally Located in the heart of VacationLand. Speedy access to the Lake Gaston area by two interstate highways and other major routes.
Year 'Round Appeal for quiet rest or active recreation.
Planned Areas of numerous lakefront and off shore communities perfect for summer or retirement homes for enjoyable living all year.
Long Season   Normal temperatures allow water sports from May through September. Marinas offer year round fishing and boat services.
Convenience for vacationers and residents with fine dining, malls and stores within a thirty minute drive.
Fishing goes on all year long on fabulous Lake Gaston. Striped bass, largemouth bass crappie, channel catfish bream and many other fish are caught in abundance. Virginia and North Carolina Wildlife Commissions stock the lake.