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Lake Glenville, North Carolina

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Access Type:
Kayak/Canoe Access
Latitude:
35.17312857687209
Longitude:
-83.15018995410156
Water:
Freshwater
Water Type:
Lake
Species:
catfish
Parking:
Yes
Launch Fees:
No
Cart Needed:
No
Difficulty:
Easy
Lake Glenville is a reservoir located just 8 miles from Cashiers, North Carolina. It was formed by the damming of the west fork of the Tuckasegee River in 1941. Between 1951 and 2002, it was officially known as "Thorpe Reservoir"[2] after J. E. S. Thorpe, Nantahala Power's first president.[3] It is still listed as such on many maps. The lake bottom plunges as steeply as the mountains that meet the shore. The depth a short distance from the water’s edge may register 80 feet (24 m) or more. The lake also has 26 miles (42 km) of shoreline and highest elevation lake east of the Mississippi encompassing 1450 acres. It is only a short twenty minute drive from Western Carolina University, and the town of Sylva.[4].
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