Lake James is nestled among amazing recreational spots, like Lake James State Park and the 500,000-acre Pisgah National Forest. It’s also just a short drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Nantahala National Forest and dozens of waterfalls.


The region also is home to dozens of charming mountain towns with notable restaurants, world-class art galleries and plenty of shopping. Be sure to visit Black Mountain, Hendersonville, Waynesville, Boone and Blowing Rock. Just 45 minutes away, Asheville is famous for its colorful arts scene, cultural attractions, fine dining and eclectic shopping. Points of interest include the Biltmore Estate, Grove Park Inn and the North Carolina Arboretum. Plus, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport is less than 90 miles away. Click here to get directions to Lake James.


Table Rock
Linville Gorge
Blue Ridge Parkway