With plenty of lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water, we’re the ideal destination if you love watersports.
What should you do when you live or visit an area that is loaded with lakes, streams, rivers, and reservoirs? You’ll find out when you Visit Lenoir & the NC Foothills and see all the opportunities for watersports! Whether your idea of watersports is activities on the water or in it, you won’t find a shortage of things to do in the Lenoir, North Carolina area.
Did you know that North Carolina has 19 major rivers, including our very special Catawba River, as well as many more minor ones? There are also dozens of lakes in the state, including Lake Hickory and Lake Rhodhiss that locals and visitors to our area thoroughly enjoy for watersports, including canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boating, water skiing, swimming, and more.
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If you are looking for water clarity for enjoying your favorite watersports, a great option is Lake Rhodhiss. It is a very pristine lake commonly enjoyed for boating, fishing, water skiing, and swimming. The lake was formed when Duke Power Company built the Rhodhiss dam in 1925. The lake covers 3,060 acres and has an average depth of 20 feet. Lake Hickory covers 4,223 acres with an average depth of 33 feet and was also created with a dam.
If you are craving watersports and they have to be a part of your next vacation, your destination options should include a visit to Lenoir & the NC Foothills. You’ll love it so much that you’ll return year after year and you might just want to move here!