4th of July celebrations encompass everything we love about life on the lake: fresh grilled food, beautiful views, and time spent with family and friends. With our crystal clear lake, beautiful forested mountains, and welcoming community, we can truly experience America the Beautiful every day of the year. Make the most of your Independence Day holiday with 4 ways to celebrate 4th of July at Lake Nantahala.
- Throw a cookout. Nothing says “lakeside living” quite like a 4th of July cookout. Buy simple foods like hot dogs and chips, bake desserts ahead of time, and leave the refreshments in the cooler. There’s no better way to prepare for a family-and-friends cookout than a day relaxing on the shores of Lake Nantahala. Want to keep the festivities small? Celebrate our country’s birthday by cruising around the lake with your favorite people, a cooler full of snacks, and an inner tube for some 4th of July fun!
- Go camping. Honor our hard-won liberty by enjoying the beauty of our national parks. Pack your bags and spend a night under the stars in one of the Nantahala National Forest’s idyllic campsites. There’s no better way to appreciate American life than roasting hot dogs over an open campfire. Take your time hiking and exploring the Nantahala on July 5th, then travel to nearby Glenville for their annual fireworks display.
- See the fireworks. It wouldn’t be the 4th of July without fireworks. Kids may enjoy sparklers and glow worms as you celebrate at the lake, but the real fireworks come after dark. Visit Glenville, Andrews, or Franklin for a show that will light up your entire holiday.
- Head to Bryson City. Our friends at the Nantahala Outdoor Center know how to party! This Independence Day they’re hosting the Sizzlin’ 4th of July event, a weekend full of whitewater rafting, adventure races, and special sales at the NOC Outfitter’s store.
Make the most of your Lake Nantahala real estate by celebrating the holiday with the people you love.