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Old 04-09-2007, 10:08 AM
 
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I noticed alot of lakes are brown and do not look like swimming lakes.. Does anybody know how far you need to travel to go to a swimming lake?
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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All lakes in this area are brown but that doesn't mean you can't swim in them. You can swim in Jordan lake, Falls Lake, lake wheeler, silver lake, etc. To find a clear lakes probably going to have to head towards the mountains.
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Old 04-09-2007, 11:26 AM
 
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I noticed alot of lakes are brown and do not look like swimming lakes.. Does anybody know how far you need to travel to go to a swimming lake?
Man made lakes + red clay = murky water. This the scenario is common throughout the Piedmont but that doesn't mean that you can't swim. You can avoid some of the murkiness by not swimming after heavy rains. There may also be some swimming areas operated by various parks & rec depts with trucked in sand beaches.

I'm sure that there are some nice swimming holes around but the best are closely guarded secrets.

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Old 04-09-2007, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Rent a boat, go out to Falls Lake, head towards the middle of the lake, drop anchor and SWIM or SKI! By not touching the bottom (clay) of the lake, you don't get the murkiness!

Vicki
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Old 04-09-2007, 11:56 AM
 
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Rent a boat, go out to Falls Lake, head towards the middle of the lake, drop anchor and SWIM or SKI! By not touching the bottom (clay) of the lake, you don't get the murkiness!

Vicki
LOL.. Thanks again Vicki!!! Appreciate your solutions..I had no idea about the clay, that makes sense now..
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Old 04-09-2007, 03:01 PM
 
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And......don't pick out any swim suits with white in them or light colors as they will get ruined! Good thing brown is the new black!
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Cary NC
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The murky lakes are a plus. When the water is murky it is harder for all of the monsters, 15 foot catfish and fresh water great white sharks to spot you and eat you while you swim.
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:15 AM
 
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The murky lakes are a plus. When the water is murky it is harder for all of the monsters, 15 foot catfish and fresh water great white sharks to spot you and eat you while you swim.
I will be in the pool.. thank-you!!!
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I will be in the pool.. thank-you!!!
He was kidding. The lakes are safe to swim in...and there are no sharks inland.
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:28 AM
 
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He was kidding. The lakes are safe to swim in...and there are no sharks inland.
lol.. but now I am reading about all the snakes!!! Yup the pool and no flip flops...
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