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Lake Gaston

Photo Courtesy AF Wake Wakeboarding SchoolWelcome to Lake Gaston, the well-known getaway to thousands in the Richmond and Raleigh/Durham metropolitan areas.

Located on the Southeast edge of Mecklenburg County, Lake Gaston spreads through five counties and two states, truly housing a unique and varying populous along its shoreline.

Much more the active recreation lake, many power boats, jet skis, and other powered craft can be found in abundance in this lake, which is still a very large 20,000 acres in size.

Lake Gaston is also home to the popular and nationally-known AF Wake wakeboarding school - the image to the left is from AF Wake - click here to learn more.


Interesting Facts
Area - 20,000 acres
Shoreline - 350 miles
Ownership - Dominion Power
Maximum depth - 95 ft
Common fish - Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Walleye, Channel and Blue Catfish, Chain Pickerel, and Bluegill.  Click here for a current fishing report.
Contributing source river - Roanoke/Staunton River (directly fed by Kerr Lake)
River basin - Roanoke River Basin
Camping on the lake - click here for a list of campgrounds on Lake Gaston
Lodging nearby - Bracey (1 hotel), South Hill (numerous hotels)
Level - Kerr Lake feeds into Lake Gaston, so Lake Gaston is a fixed-level lake whose water level rarely varies more than a foot or two throughout the year.

Lake Gaston Steel Bridge Foggy Morning

Mecklenburg County Tourism

Life Happens Off the Path.

Whatever you and your family love; you truly can find it here. We are sure you’ll enjoy all Mecklenburg County has to offer!

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Mecklenburg County Hunting/Fishing Guide and Map

Mecklenburg County Hunting/Fishing Guide and Map.

Boasting 9,000+ acres of public Wildlife Management Areas and a 50,000 acre lake, Mecklenburg is a sportsman’s paradise.

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Mecklenburg is Lake Country

Mecklenburg Is Lake Country.

It’s time you came to visit us. Click below for a PDF to view the Lake Country Visitor's Guide which is filled with helpful information about the area.

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