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Old     (dbdb)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-16-2012, 7:45 PM Reply   
Quick question for the North Carolina guys, are there any lakes in the area of RTP that you can actually live on, and have a boat? I see there are a few good lakes, but I don't see any houses on them.
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       07-16-2012, 7:46 PM Reply   
Hyco and gaston are the closest but they're each over an hour away.
Old     (2LakeWake)      Join Date: Jul 2011       07-16-2012, 7:51 PM Reply   
Not in the immediate RTP area....you can live on the following:

Kerr Lake - hr from RTP, Great lake but the houses are waaaay off the water and only floating docks. HUGE lake
Lake Gaston - 1.5 from RTP, bit choppy on the weekends, but great during the week.....fixed docks with homes close to the lake.
Hyco Lake - 45- hr from RTP, same as Gaston, only smaller
Mayo - 45- hr from RTP, same as Kerr except for NO DOCKS, unless you build one on a pontoon.

That's the closest ones.......for day trips you have Falls Lake and Jordan Lake. These 2 are far from "good lakes" on the weekends....."Wallys" galore on the weekends!!!!

If you have any more questions feel free to ask....lived here all my life.
Old     (jdb11386)      Join Date: Sep 2011       07-16-2012, 8:04 PM Reply   
Don't forget about harris, it's not huge but you can usually find good water.

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Old     (williamburell)      Join Date: Sep 2011       07-17-2012, 5:57 AM Reply   
no houses on harris though. There are a ton of good lakes in the area but none immediately that you can live right on. Its a bummer but you can snag a place a mile from a ramp and you just kind of have to deal. Hyco is prob the best option if you were commuting to RTP and had to live on the lake since you aren't really touching 40.

And the falls lake wally comment hurts...........but is true. Its a great lake to be on until noon lol. To me Falls is the best option for RTP though. If you live in north raleigh you are 5 min to the lake and 15min to the park.

Last edited by williamburell; 07-17-2012 at 6:00 AM.
Old     (2LakeWake)      Join Date: Jul 2011       07-17-2012, 7:10 AM Reply   
Sorry William,

Didn't mean that directed at anyone on here....just referring to the normal Noon to 4 or 5 PM crowd that is out there on their runabouts, jet skis, and pontoons.

Believe me, I know plenty of folks that I have met, ridden with and hung out with at Falls that are nothing but far from a Wally. It was directed more towards the YAHOOS you see at Barton's Creek clogging up the docks, dragging their outdrives up the ramp and learning how to load/unload a boat on a Saturday.

Falls used to be my main choice any day of the week or weekend when my kid was small just because it was convenient.
Old     (williamburell)      Join Date: Sep 2011       07-17-2012, 8:17 AM Reply   
I was just messing with ya man. Everywhere in NC is full of wallys though. And I use bartons weekly and fully understand. Its a disaster area around lunch and at 5. Im never in the water later than 10am unless someone died or was mamed
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       07-17-2012, 8:47 AM Reply   
+1 to all comments here. Falls is an awesome lake, but it's pretty crowded on the weekends. Doesn't typically bother me though.

I agree that it's a bummer that development on the lake isn't allowed. It would make for a REALLY fun boating atmosphere. Oh well, maybe someday.
Old     (williamburell)      Join Date: Sep 2011       07-17-2012, 11:01 AM Reply   
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+1 to all comments here. Falls is an awesome lake, but it's pretty crowded on the weekends. Doesn't typically bother me though.

I agree that it's a bummer that development on the lake isn't allowed. It would make for a REALLY fun boating atmosphere. Oh well, maybe someday.
Can you imagine the $ to be made if they put a restraunt/gas station out there? IN FREAKING SANE
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       07-17-2012, 11:06 AM Reply   
There is one, Rollingview Marina. Gotta cruise up to the main section of the lake, though.
Old     (williamburell)      Join Date: Sep 2011       07-17-2012, 11:46 AM Reply   
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There is one, Rollingview Marina. Gotta cruise up to the main section of the lake, though.
they don't serve or sell beer. Didn't know they had a restraunt.

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