Scenic USA - North Carolina

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Fontana Lake

Fontana Lake

Photo by Ginny West

The Fontana Dam, a mid 1940s TVA project, began as a hydro-electric plan. What was created is this beautiful 30 mile long lake. The 11,000 acre North Carolina lake not only provides electricity, but also is a haven for water recreation enthusiasts. The Fontana Lake area is surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains. The majority of the shoreline is controlled by either the Smoky Mountain National Park or the U.S. Forest Service, saving the lake area from further development.



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