U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-17-2007, 04:59 PM
 
1 posts, read 1,577 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-17-2007, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
279 posts, read 831,283 times
Reputation: 190
I am from New Bern....not ON the coast, but close and the city lies on the Trent and Neuse rivers..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2007, 05:50 PM
 
4,894 posts, read 13,168,798 times
Reputation: 3649
if you are looking to be near raleigh, i think there is a lake or river near creedmoore
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
2,447 posts, read 5,239,843 times
Reputation: 1367
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2007, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
5,661 posts, read 19,907,583 times
Reputation: 3617
Lake Badin & Lake Tillery.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2007, 08:31 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
22,244 posts, read 44,618,503 times
Reputation: 13743
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2007, 09:42 PM
 
4,609 posts, read 5,654,640 times
Reputation: 5134
Quote:
Originally Posted by findinghope View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-18-2007, 02:13 PM
 
4,834 posts, read 4,456,409 times
Reputation: 2353
Thumbs up White Lake?

Quote:
Originally Posted by autumngal View Post
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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-18-2007, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
5,661 posts, read 19,907,583 times
Reputation: 3617
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikey_NC View Post
How about White Lake in lower eastern NC?
And Lake Waccamaw.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Waccamaw
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-18-2007, 04:34 PM
 
4,609 posts, read 5,654,640 times
Reputation: 5134
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikey_NC View Post
How about White Lake in lower eastern NC?
Sure
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $94,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:52 AM.

2005-2015, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 - Top