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Lake Toxaway

The Rich History of Lake Toxaway

The first artificial lake created in the Appalachian Mountains in 1902, this pristine body of water known as Lake Toxaway served as nature’s focal point for the lavishly appointed Toxaway Inn. Pittsburgh entrepreneur and visionary Mr. E. H. Jennings carved this resort community and lake out of a 3,010 feet rugged mountain. Today, beautiful Lake Toxaway remains a social and recreational gathering place for residents and visitors alike. Drawn by breathtaking mountain vistas and crystal clear waters, Lake Toxaway is the largest privately owned lake in North Carolina. 

Miles of pristine shoreline

Serving as a collection of numerous free-flowing mountain streams, the primary water source for the lake is the Toxaway River. With a maximum depth of 60 feet and 14 miles of scenic shoreline, Lake Toxaway offers retirees and vacationers swimming, boating, skiing, and sailing. Fishing enthusiast will find a wide assortment of trophy fish ranging from rainbow trout, large and small mouth bass, bluegill and walleye.

Beautiful views combined with world-class amenities

As a premiere resort destination, Lake Toxaway features seasonal rentals, primary residences and secondary homes in several unique communities. Lake Toxaway Estates features many world-class amenities including championship golf and tennis, great hiking and fishing. Lake Toxaway Estates and clubhouse offers numerous residential options including existing homes, new home sites on the lake, on the golf course, or on the mountain with dramatic views.

Easy access from Atlanta and Greenville

Lake Toxaway is located one-hour southwest of Asheville, North Carolina, near the communities of Highlands, Cashiers and Sapphire. Attracting many visitors and secondary homeowners from Atlanta, Georgia and Greenville, South Carolina, Lake Toxaway is an easy commute from most major metropolitan areas of the Southeast U.S. All in all, Lake Toxaway is a place where Mother Nature displays her best work everyday of the year. View current local weather forecast for Lake Toxaway.

Approximate Mileage From

  • Asheville, N.C. - 50 miles
  • Atlanta, GA. - 150 miles
  • Charlotte, N.C. - 150 miles
  • Columbia, S.C. - 167 miles
  • Greenville, S.C. - 60 miles
  • Knoxville, TN. - 140 miles

White Water Realty-Your North Carolina Mountain Experts

As your Western North Carolina real estate experts, White Water Realty can help you with all your retirement and secondary home purchase needs. We would be happy to send you area information about the lovely towns of Lake Toxaway, Sapphire Valley, Cashiers, Hendersonville, Asheville, Highlands or Brevard. Lake Toxaway offers you premier homebuying possibilities and we recommend you call now to schedule a tour of this idyllic community. Be sure to contact for all your Lake Toxaway, North Carolina real estate home buying needs. Additional Lake Toxaway facts and interesting tidbits offered by White Water Realty.

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