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1,652.70 FEET
Full Pool: 1,710.0
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Benefits and fundraisers: Power of the Purse and more

Asheville Homepages Citizen Times Social Media

Date: 2/28/2015 8:06:00 PM

Fishing tournament supports Boy Scouts FONTANA DAM – Fontana Village Resort and Boy Scouts of America are hosting the first Daniel Boone Council Fontana Classic Bass Tournament, a fishing tournament on Fontana Lake at the Fontana Village Marina

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Carolinas fishing forecast: Hartwell, Beaufort backwaters hot

Charlotte Observer

Date: 2/25/2015 10:04:00 AM

Yadkin-Pee Dee Lakes: Little activity reported. Lakes James, Rhodhiss, Hickory: Little activity reported. Fontana Lake: A few smallmouth bass on the upper end of the reservoir, hitting 2-inch artificial minnows. Lake Wateree: Fair for crappie around the

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Best Dog in the World photo contest winners

The Mountaineer

Date: 2/24/2015 5:13:00 PM

"This my chihuahua, Guillermo, at Fontana Lake," West wrote. "He's a legend in his own mind...." Thank you to all who participated in our contest. Be sure to check out WinterFest Smoky Style this weekend at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

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YMCA summer camp coming to Swain

Smoky Mountain News

Date: 2/18/2015 10:19:00 AM

Ken and Nancy Glass of Buncombe County purchased the pristine 900 acres near Fontana Lake about 10 years ago and donated it to the YMCA of WNC with conservation in mind. “Nancy served on our board of directors at the time they had purchased this

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WNC outdoors calendar

Asheville Homepages Citizen Times Social Media

Date: 2/12/2015 12:22:00 AM Fontana Classic bass tournament: March 14-15, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Fontana Village Resort, N.C. 28, Fontana Dam (on Fontana Lake at Fontana Village marina). $150 per boat before March 6, $175 after. Catch the tagged fish and win 2014 Ford

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• Length: 238 Miles
• Surface Area: 4,480 Acres
• Volume: 513,965 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 135 Feet
Fontana Lake is a reservoir impounded by Fontana Dam on the Little Tennessee River located in Graham and Swain counties in North Carolina. The lake forms part of the southern border of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the northern border of part of the Nantahala National Forest. Depending on water levels, the lake is about 17 miles long. The eastern end is the Tuckasegee River near Bryson City. The lake has many inlets into coves and many islands formed from former mountain peaks, especially near the eastern end. As with most dam-impounded lakes, the steep banks are exposed when water levels are low. Many towns were submerged shortly after the creation of Fontana Lake, such as Proctor and Judson.
Short of a multi-day hike, Fontana Lake provides the only access into the most remote areas of the National Park. When the lake is at the normal summer level, a boat may be used to access remote trailheads such as Hazel Creek. From the observation tower on Clingmans Dome, on a clear day the lake can be seen nearly a mile below. While the maximum controlled elevation of the lake (top of dam gates) is 1,710, the normal Summer surface elevation is 1,703 ft. NC 28 roughly parallels the southern shore of the lake and US 19 between Bryson City and Wesser/Lauada briefly skims an inlet at the extreme southeastern edge.
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