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Lake Gaston Recreation

Lake Gaston Recreation:

Located in North Carolina, Lake Gaston is a reservoir running over 20,000 acres and across three counties. Originally constructed in the early 1950s, it serves as both a power source for local residents and a recreational spot for both its about 150,000 residents and thousands of annual visitors. It attracts vacationers from not only across the state, but across the country due to its wonderful weather and its many recreational opportunities.

Situated a bit west of the coastline of the state and to the north of Medoc Mountain State Park and to the east of Kerr Lake State Recreation Area, Lake Gaston is home to many things to see and do. It’s exceptional weather makes it all the more attractive, with gorgeous fall foliage, glistening winter days, warm, green spring months, and great summer temperatures.

Popular Recreational Activities

Here, there is no shortage of things to do both outdoors and inside. Available activities run the gambit, from rest and relaxation, to retail therapy, to gastro delights, to outright excitement. No matter what you’re looking for, it’s right here.

Camping. See


Of course, being a lake with super clean water means it’s a haven for boaters, from those who like to kayak along the shoreline, to sailors who like to set sail around the lake, to people who like to powerboat and sightsee, fish, ski or just soak up the sun. Come spring and summer, there are many boaters on the water, enjoying the great weather and delight of the sunshine. One if the poular search terms for people looking at Lake Gaston Recreation is Lake Gaston vacation rentals with pontoon boat as well as Lake Gaston vacation rentals with boat. See list below of Boat Rentals

Rental Information below.
Marina Phone Location Comments
Morningstar Marina (919) 267-3868 Littleton, NC Pontoon boat, Ski boat & Jet Ski rentals,
Grill (Awesome Burgers), Feed the fish
Lake Gaston Water Sports (434) 636-2175 Bracey, VA Pontoon boat rentals. Boating, water ski and wake board supplies.
Stonehouse Timber Lodge (252) 586-3012 Littleton, NC Pontoon, Ski, Fishing boat & Canoe rentals, Convenience Store, Bait & Tackle Shop.
Holly Grove (434) 636-3455 Bracey, VA Pontoon boat rentals, Grill/Sandwiches, Convenience store, Bait & Tackle Shop.
Outdoor World (252) 586-4121 Littleton, NC Hand Scooped Ice Cream, Grill, Convenience Store
Americamps (434) 636-2668 Bracey, VA
Washburn's Marina (252) 537-1335 Henrico, NC Grill, Deli, Convenience Store
Lake Gaston Resort (434) 577-2935 Gasberg, VA Convenience Store
Satterwhite Point (252) 438-4441 Henderson, NC Not on Lake Gaston


For those who like to angle for fish, there is plenty of opportunity. All thirty five miles of the lake is well stocked with a wide variety such as: walleye, large mouth bass, striped bass, sunfish, crappie, catfish, rock fish, yellow fish, and chain pickerel. There are many tournaments during fishing season to enjoy as well. See for information about Fishing on lake Gaston

Jet Skiing and Water Skiing

One of the ways both residents and visitors like to let loose is on the water either jet skiing or water skiing, or even both. There are several rental facilities from which to rent jet skis and, the quality of the water is no less than exceptional.

Holly Grove Marina
8826 Highway Nine O Three
Bracey, Virginia 23919
United States
We have a complete line of fishing supplies, pontoon rentals, picnic tables, gas, deli, ABC off, boating supplies, boat slips, boat ramp & parking.

Morningstar Marina at Eatons Ferry
1865 Eaton Ferry Rd
Littleton, North Carolina 27850
United States
Centrally located on Lake Gaston near the North Carolina-Virginia border, Eaton Ferry is equipped to handle your most demanding boating requirements, with wet and dry storage facilities and a seasoned staff to assist you. Ramp, fuel, restaurant, service.

Stonehouse Timber Lodge
154 Stonehouse Lodge Drive
Littleton, North Carolina 27850
United States
Choose cabin, mobile home or a waterfront house. Also fishing supplies and fishing tackle.

Poplar Point Marine
183 Hendricks Mill Rd.
Bracey, VA, Virginia 23919
United States
Poplar Creek Marina is a full service marina, with a gas pump and ramp. They sell Nautiques, Chaparral boats, water pontoons, jetskis and Yamaha Watercraft. They do marine repair on almost any make boat. The Marina is open year-round.

Whitewater Rafting

Oh yes, there are rapids, particular as you go east down the lake toward the Roanoke Rapids, where you can feel the excitement of whitewater rafting, whitewater paddling, and more. This isn’t for the faint of heart and is the gateway to lifelong memories.


For those who like to get their exercise and test their personal skill on the links, is the Lake Gaston Golf Club, a full 18 hole, par 72 championship course.

Lake Gaston Golf Club
State Hwy 668
890 Baird Rd
Gasburg, Virginia 23857
United States
An 18 Hole, Par 72 Championship Golf Course.

Tanglewood Shores Golf & Country Club
74 Tanglewood Dr
Bracey, Virginia 23919
United States
A nine-hole, semi-private golf course where walk-ins are always welcome.

River Ridge Golf Club
705 Laramie Dr
Bracey, Virginia 23919
United States
Nine holes, par 36. Tee Times Not Required.

Warrenton Golf Club
129 19th Hole Dr
Warrenton, North Carolina 27589
United States
This 9-hole, clover leaf layout pre-dates the motorized cart and returns the player to the clubhouse every third hole.

Chockoyotte Country Club
800 Country Club Rd
Weldon, North Carolina 27890
United States
Chockoyotte is an 18 hole regulation course located at the Chockoyotte Country Club facility in Weldon, NC. From the longest tees it features 6,550 yards of golf for a par of 72.

South Hill Country Club
3061 Country Club Rd
LaCrosse, Virginia 23950
United States
A 9 hole regulation course of 2,900 yards for a par of 35.

Emporia Country Club
578 Country Club Rd
Emporia, Virginia 23847
United States
This course can only be played by members and guests of members. The club also offers a swimming pool, tennis courts and a clubhouse in the membership amenities.

Brunswick Country Club
21166 Christanna Hwy
Lawrenceville, Virginia 23868
United States
The 9-hole "Brunswick" course at the Brunswick Country Club facility in Lawrenceville, Virginia features 2909 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35

Henderson County Club
300 Country Club Drive
Henderson, North Carolina 27536
United States
6,514 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.6 and it has a slope rating of 124.

Kerr Lake Country Club
600 Hedrick Drive
Henderson, North Carolina 27537
United States
The 18-hole "Kerr Lake" course at the Kerr Lake Country Club facility in Henderson, North Carolina features 6,530 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 .
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We so much to see and do, it’s little wonder why Lake Gaston is a great place to live, work and play!