Lake Gaston

NORTH CAROLINA


Lake Level
200.63 FEET
4/18/2015
Full Pool: 200.0
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Eastern N.C. paddle trails offer great outdoor adventures

Washington Daily News

Date: 4/17/2015 8:24:00 PM

The Roanoke River originates high in the mountains of Virginia, flows through several large lakes (Smith Mountain Lake, Kerr Lake, Lake Gaston and Roanoke Rapids Lake for instance) on its way to the Albemarle Sound below Plymouth. Some 25 years ago

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Curtis N. Moore

Daily Herald

Date: 4/17/2015 10:30:00 AM

LITTLETON-LAKE GASTON — Curtis N. Moore died Wednesday April 15, 2015, at Warren Hills Nursing Home in Warrenton. Curtis was born in Nash County to the late Paul and Kate May Moore and was preceded in death by his wife, Floretta H. Moore; a brother

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LGA holding second Community Paper Shred

Henderson Daily Dispatch

Date: 4/13/2015 1:59:00 PM

The Lake Gaston Association will sponsor its second Community Paper Shred from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, April 25, in the lower parking area at the Roanoke-Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department, 790 Lizard Creek Road, Littleton. The event is free and open

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LGA holding second Community Paper Shred

Henderson Daily Dispatch

Date: 4/13/2015 1:43:00 PM

The Lake Gaston Association will sponsor its second Community Paper Shred from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, April 25, in the lower parking area at the Roanoke-Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department, 790 Lizard Creek Road, Littleton. The event is free and open

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High school teams set service projects

The News & Observer

Date: 4/13/2015 10:45:00 AM

North Johnston anglers finish in top 3: Tyler Little and Chase Crocker of North Johnston High School finished third in the Collins Inc. YES high school bass fishing tournament on Lake Gaston on March 21. The pair landed three fish totaling 6.89 pounds

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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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