Swimming Holes

Swimming Holes

Wildcat Lake:


A tiny lake located near Lees-McRae College, in Banner Elk, Wildcat Lake is a popular "day at the beach" retreat for families with young children. Phone the Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce, at 828-898-5605, for more info.

Waterfall Watauga River:

Several places along the Watauga River are used by locals as cooling off spots.

Watauga Lake:

A short drive from Boone heading west on Highway 321, Watauga Lake is the High Country hot spot for watersports. Click here for more information about Watauga Lake. For more about Watauga Lake visit http://www.wataugalaketennessee.com.

Watauga Lake

Several other creeks in the area serve as local swimming holes, and generally can be accessed at bridges and other public areas. Be sure to respect private property and ask permission before crossing any private lands.

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