Lake Gaston

NORTH CAROLINA


Lake Level
199.42 FEET
10/18/2018
Full Pool: 200.0
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Fishing report

Richmond

Date: 10/4/2018 4:44:00 PM

Anglers can call 434-738-6633 and choose option 1 for daily elevation levels. Lake Gaston has been holding steady just below 200 feet normal pool. The high waters on Kerr have resulted in continuous p

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Yes, you can bring your dog

The Fayetteville Observer

Date: 9/22/2018 10:56:00 AM

Pierro's Italian Bistro: 217 Hay St., 910-678-8885. Italian cuisine and specialty dishes • Lake Gaston Brewing Co.: 124 Hay St., 910-748-0580. Craft beer brewery and gourmet food. • Bright Light Brewi

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Water Sports Championship returns to Lake Gaston Saturday

Daily Herald

Date: 9/21/2018 7:04:00 AM

Tomorrow is the official start of fall, and while fall usually means cooler weather, Lake Gaston will be heating up. That is because the 21st annual Water Sports Championship, hosted by AF Wake, will

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Fishing Report Sept 21

Richmond

Date: 9/20/2018 8:03:00 PM

Small ponds should provide excellent opportunities. LAKE COUNTRY, KERR RESEVOIR, LAKE GASTON In the aftermath of Florence, Kerr Reservoir is projected to rise approximately one to two feet per day, an

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Year-round white perch

North Carolina Sportsman

Date: 9/20/2018 10:34:00 AM

While guide Zakk Royce confines most of his perch fishing to Lake Gaston along the North Carolina-Virginia border, you’d be hard-pressed to name any reservoir in North Carolina’s Piedmont or South Car

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• Surface Area: 20,300 Acres
Lake Gaston is a hydroelectric reservoir in east United States of America. Part of the lake is in the North Carolina counties of Halifax, Northampton, and Warren. The part extending into Virginia lies in Brunswick and Mecklenburg counties. Lake Gaston is roughly 35 miles long and covers over 20,000 acres, with 350 miles of shoreline.
The area surrounding the lake is home to more than 150,000 residents. The nearest towns are Littleton and Roanoke Rapids in North Carolina, and Clarksville and South Hill in Virginia.
The lake is not federally owned. It was formed when the Virginia Electric Power Company (VEPCO) built Gaston Dam on the Roanoke River to generate electricity for Dominion Resources, which owns the lake. The dam is located on the North Carolina side and generates electricity for Dominion North Carolina Power, which is the North Carolina operating company of Dominion Resources. The dam includes four hydroelectric generators, with a total generating capacity of 224 megawatts.
Lake Gaston is fed by water from Kerr Lake upstream, and supplies water to Roanoke Rapids Lake downstream, a smaller predecessor to Lake Gaston. This is one of the few areas of the country with three hydroelectric dams so close together.
Lake Gaston has long been popular for fishing and other water recreation. The lake is a favorite vacation spot, because it is close to the Research Triangle region of North Carolina and is close to I-85 and I-95. Lake Gaston was built for flood control, hydroelectric power and recreational enjoyment, including activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing and wakeboarding.
The lake has been a popular retirement destination since the 1970s. Retirees are drawn from all over the country by the rural feel of the area while also being close to larger cities. There are few vacant waterfront lots remaining on the favored parts of the lake. Some buyers are purchasing smaller homes and demolishing them to make larger vacation homes. Most waterfront lots now cost over $300,000.
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