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There’s Something Magical About These 10 North Carolina Lakes In The Summer

Sure, North Carolina has amazing beaches…but sometimes you want a break from the saltwater (and shark scares) and to dip your toes into some freshwater. Look no further than one of our state’s beautiful lakes. There are SO many to choose from, but these 10 are guaranteed to give you a great experience!

I’m ready for a day on the lake! Were any of your favorite lake destinations on the list?

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on