Lake Nantahala Real Estate
Homes for Sale at Lake Nantahala, NC
The Nantahala area is located in North Carolina in the part of Macon County which is west of Wayah Gap. It has a population of 1,711."Nantahala" is a Cherokee word which means "Land of the Noonday Sun." The area fits its name because in a few spots, the sun’s rays only reaches the floors of the of the Nantahala National Forest when it is directly overhead during the middle of the day.
Lake Nantahala is found in the Nantahala National Forest at 3000 feet above sea level. It was created in 1942 by Nantahala Power to provide electricity for the war efforts. The historic Indian village, Aquone was located where the lake is now. The Nantahala Lake is controlled and maintained by Duke Power Company. Some of the shoreline is owned by the general public and ran by the Nantahala National Forest and NCWRC. The NCWRC also maintains the public boating access area. Of the 6,000 plus fish there are walleye, lake trout, brown trout, bluegill, crappie, small mouth and large mouth bass.
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