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Lake Nantahala

Lake Nantahala
Macon County, North Carolina

Coordinates: 35.199 longitude, -83.652 latitude

Created: 1942, by Nantahala Power & Light

Regulated By: Duke Power Company

Surface Elevation: 3,012 feet (915 meters)

Shoreline Mileage: 30.4 miles

Area of Full Lake: 1,605 acres

Depth: 73.3 to 100.0 feet

Marine Life: trout, bass, catfish, walleye, crappie, sunfish, freshwater salmon

Access: two public boat landings; primitive camping on public National Forest Lands

Nearest Towns: Topton, Andrews, and Franklin, North Carolina

Time Zone: Eastern Standard

Average Temps (High/Low): January 46/25, July 86/62

Average Rainfall: 6″/month