1780 and Camp lake James


Named after the year patriots marched through the region to victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain, 1780 is the ideal place to escape to your lakefront retreat, yet be close to the daily activities at The Camp. The neighborhood features miles of community trails, including new pathways of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail – a Linear National Park. These trails connect residents to Lake James State Park which has 3,000 acres of protected land and is directly adjacent to the property.

More than any community on the lake, 1780 offers a great variety of lakefront and mountain view homesites, including intimate rental enclaves at Hully Gully and The Camp. All off-water homesites have a dedicated boat slip in a community dock that’s ready today.

The Camp

The heart of Lake James is The Camp. Perched on the water’s edge inside the 1780 community, our completed lakeside adventure center offers boat docks, swimming pools, fitness center, activity fields, tennis courts, an amphitheater and a Social Hall programmed year-round by a full-time activities staff. Do as much or as little as you want. All residents of the 1780 and Old Wildlife Club communities are members of The Camp.

Building Here

1780 has no building time restrictions, allowing owners to build at their own pace. There are no minimum requirements, allowing you to start with a small cabin and grow your retreat over time. And, our stewardship guidelines influence all homes and development here. To help get your imagination started, visit our Plan Gallery.

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