we just received a contract for our home last night and will be looking at property around the Lenoir area. Our problem we have a boat 19 feet, my husband and the boys love to fish. Well mostly my husband, I guess my question is how far is a big lake form where we will be looking for property and do those lakes have ramps to put your boat in the water or do you have to rent a docking ramp. In Florida you could just take your boat to the ocean and use a public ramp to put it in the water. Any information will be greatly appreciated.