The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
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   Tucked away in rolling hills at the base of Linville Gorge is Lake James, a 6,510-acre lake with more than 150 miles of shoreline. This impressive waterway is the centerpiece of Lake James State Park. The park offers a variety of activities, including swimming, boating and fishing.
    The park has a well maintained campground for public use, with twenty backpack campsites, each with fire pit, picnic table and tent space. Water and washhouse with showers is also nearby. Campsites are available March through November for a modest fee on a first-come basis.

Website: Lake James State Park
Nebo, NC. Lake James State Park is located in Burke and McDowell counties, five miles northeast of
Marion on NC 126.
Distance: About an hourís drive from Asheville
Address: 2785 NC Highway 126,  Nebo, NC 28761
Telephone: 828-584-7728
Hours: November-February: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., March and October: 8 a.m.-7 p.m., April, May, September: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., June-August: 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Closed Christmas Day
Directions: Traveling east on I-40: From I-40, take the Nebo/Lake James exit (Exit 90) and head north. After a half-mile, turn right onto Harmony Grove Rd., and follow it for 2 miles to a stoplight. Proceed straight across the intersection and past Nebo Elementary School to a stop sign. Turn right onto NC 126, and follow the signs to the park entrance 2.3 miles on the left.

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