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Old 12-17-2007, 05:59 PM
 
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We are a couple in their 50's that love to sail. We would like to be near water but not on the coast. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I am from New Bern....not ON the coast, but close and the city lies on the Trent and Neuse rivers..
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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if you are looking to be near raleigh, i think there is a lake or river near creedmoore
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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The Charlotte area has the Catawba River and three lakes -

Lake Norman, Lake Wylie and Mountain Island Lake

However, all public boat launches are closed due low water levels caused by the drought.

Mecklenburg County Boating (http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Activities/Outdoors/Boating.htm - broken link)

Duke Energy - Lake Facts and Maps
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Lake Badin & Lake Tillery.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:31 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Lake Norman is largest lake in the state and has a huge sailboat marina club.
Badin Lake and Tillery are cute quaint lakes as well and have decent goo ol southern NC communities that surround them and beautiful Uwharrie Mountain views and the Uwharrie Forest has plenty of activities to keep you occupied.
I would avoid Sailing on High Rock due to you need experience on this lake to naviagate it well. It also very murky and unless you are able to obtain property on main channel you are looking at nothing but mud in the winter.
Mountain Island lake is decent lake as well I like hanging out on this lake due to I can kayak and there for now is less boat traffic and enjoy the wildlife on the shore and air. It also within minutes of Lake Norman.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:42 PM
 
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if you are looking to be near raleigh, i think there is a lake or river near creedmoore
Well there is Falls Lake and then a little lake in Creedmoor. But further up is Kerr Lake.
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:13 PM
 
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Thumbs up White Lake?

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Well there is Falls Lake and then a little lake in Creedmoor. But further up is Kerr Lake.
How about White Lake in lower eastern NC?
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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How about White Lake in lower eastern NC?
And Lake Waccamaw.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Waccamaw
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:34 PM
 
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How about White Lake in lower eastern NC?
Sure
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