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Lake Gaston History

Lake Gaston is one of the truly superior Lakes in the country.  It has over 20,000 acres and is 34 miles long, approximately 1 1/2 miles wide at the lower end of the Lake.  It has over 350 miles of shoreline for all your enjoyment here on Lake Gaston.  Lake Gaston begins at the Kerr Dam, a lake that was built in 1953 for flood control.  Below Lake Gaston is the Roanoke Rapids Lake , a smaller lake built in 1955 for hydroclectric power.  Gaston Dam was completed in 1963 and borders the counties of Mecklenburg and Brunswick Virginia and counties of Halifax, Warren and Northampton in North Carolina.  Normal height of the water is 200 feet above sea level and by regulation the water depth may only vary only one foot plus or minus from the normal level except in case of emergency. 

Lake Gaston is well stocked with game fish which include striped bass or rockfish, large mouth bass, crappie, sunfish and several varieties of catfish.  Some other species of fish caught include walleye, yellow perch and chain pickeral.

Lake Gaston being 34 miles long allow for all your recreation pleasures such as swimming, boating, skiing, wakeboarding, fishing etc. and the quailty of water is rated A-2 by the NC Stream Sanitation Commission, this is the highest category found in eastern North Carolina.

Lake Gaston is an endless opportunity for full time residents, vacation homes and rentals.  It is wonderful investment for the future.  Contact your Lake Gaston Realtor,  Lynn Raynor for the most current information on waterfront property for sale here at Lake Gaston.

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