Lake Gaston . . . one of the truly superior lakes in the country is a boater's paradise! It is approximately 1.3 miles across at its widest point, over 20,000 acres, 34 miles long and has 350 miles of beautiful shoreline with breathtaking views!
Constant water level--normal height of the water is 200 feet above sea level and by regulation the water depth may vary only one foot plus or minus from the normal level except in case of emergency. With no pollution, the water is almost drinkable without treatment—perfect for swimming, boating and fishing and rated A-2 by the NC Stream Sanitation Commission.
All boats must be licensed in any state and proper safety equipment must be aboard for all passengers. Safety and safety equipment are vigorously policed. Three public ramps in Virginia and three in North Carolina provide access. There are no restrictions on boats or motors, however drivers of power driven boats must be at least 14 years of age in Virginia waters.
Lake Gaston is well stocked with game fish which include striped bass or rockfish, large mouth bass, crappie, sunfish and several varieties of catfish. Other species of fish sometimes caught are walleye, yellow perch and chain pickerel. A valid license in either Virginia or North Carolina permits fishing from a boat or the shore in both states. No license is required for those under 15. Hunting for many species of game is also prevalent in many areas near the lake.
There are over 200 subdivisions around the lake where many own retirement homes and many others own homes for weekends or vacations. Many vacation rental homes are also available. There are a few campgrounds and a minimum of public facilities on the lake. Golfers will find several golf course communities nearby.
There IS a lake community designed to fit your needs. Invest in you and your family. Invest in making memories. Invest in beautiful Lake Gaston! Give us a call and explore the possibilities waiting for you.