Lake James Is One Of The Most Underrated Destinations In North Carolina

Whether its the start of summer, the dog days of summer, or the tail end of the summer season, North Carolina’s Lake James is an ideal spot to hunker down for a day, a weekend – or even longer – to enjoy a day by or on the water. And one of the best spots to gain access to the reservoir that was named for a tabacco tycoon and the benefactor of Duke University, James Buchanan Duke, is by way of Lake James State Park in Nebo.

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Lake James State Park is found on the lower end of the Linville Gorge. It’s where all that water from Linville Falls eventually ends up and is definitely worthy of a visit! It’s located 36 miles and just under an hour from the Linville Falls Visitor Center, making it an ideal place to camp and explore the trails and waterfall views at Linville Falls, too. Find this state park’s hours (which vary by season and month), details of additional amenities, and more on the official website for Lake James State Park.

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Address: Lake James State Park Rd, Nebo, NC 28761, USA