Lake Gaston, less than 90 minutes from Raleigh, is a favorite getaway for families and adults who have water activities and relaxation on their minds. This vacation hot spot is about 35 miles long, with over 350 miles of shoreline. It borders counties in Virginia and North Carolina.
Morningstar Marina is a great, popular place on Lake Gaston. You can fuel up the boat, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy some ice cream all in a very casual setting. Don't worry if you don't have any water toys - the marina also offers boat and jet ski rentals.
There are so many opportunities to be on the water enjoying the scenery on Lake Gaston that it's hard to know where to begin. Take a boat ride, set off on the jet skis or take the kids tubing or wake-boarding. If you prefer to enjoy the water without an engine, grab the canoe or standup paddleboard and get a closer look at the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Make sure to keep a rod and reel nearby as the lake is well known for being stocked with bass, crappie, catfish and more.
Does relaxation also mean golfing for you? Each quadrant on the lake has at least one golf course, so there will be one close by, with some neighborhoods bordering the golf courses. Are you trying to decide whether to find a home on a quiet cove or on the expansive Main Lake? We can help you determine which is best for your lifestyle.
Whether you are looking for a weekend home or a place to retire and enjoy lake life, Lake Gaston may be just the place for you.