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Old 06-11-2009, 05:20 AM
 
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Hey all. My husband and I are thinking of moving from FL to the Asheville area. He's really into wakeboarding so a lake - even a small one - is a must for him. We really like the looks of Lake Lure. Does anyone know of a place to for water sports closer to Asheville/Hendersonville/Weaverville than Lake Lure?
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:45 PM
 
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Default Water sports

Lake James also allows motorized water sports and has public access. It may be a little farther from Asheville than Lake Lure, but you can get there mostly via interstate, whereas the drive to Lake Lure, while beautiful, is a little twisty and slow. I've been to both places exactly once -- maybe some of the natives have better information.
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Old 07-05-2009, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Canton NC
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You might want to check out Lake Fontana
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Delray Beach
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Awesome! Do you guys slalom too... I am also looking to relocate from FL to Asheville=)
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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The problem with water sports like that is that they take large bodies of water. The mountains are just too.. mountainous to get many lakes. Fontana is about 3 hours west of Asheville once you get through all the curves and James is about an hour or a little more east of Asheville.
If you go over the mountains on 26 you can get to the TVA lakes in Tenn and they have a lot of room there.
SC has some large lakes and many sports as does N. Ga.
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:39 PM
 
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Fontana is about 3 hours west of Asheville once you get through all the curves . . .
Man, you drive slow.

I can get to Fontana in about half that time.
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:21 PM
 
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Oh.. I am sorry. It is about 3 hours from me. My bad.
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