Homes For Sale In Lake Lookout Shoals

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$1,895
$1,895 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Hidden Lakes, Statesville
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,620 Sqft
119 Galley Lane Statesville , NC 28677
Status: Active Under Contract
Property Type: Rental
$1,719
$1,719 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in None, Statesville
4 Beds
3 Baths
1,832 Sqft
397 Lakeridge Drive Statesville , NC 28625
Status: Active
Property Type: Rental
$1,350,000
$1,350,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Harbor Watch, Statesville
4 Beds
4 Baths
4,350 Sqft
272 Harbor Ridge Drive Statesville , NC 28677
Status: Active
Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,300,000
$1,300,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Cajun Point, Catawba
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,972 Sqft
4458 Lakeshore Circle Catawba , NC 28609
Status: Active
Property Type: Single Family Residence
$1,100,000
$1,100,000 - Br/Ba -  for Sale in Windemere Island, Troutman
116 Island Ridge Drive Troutman , NC 28117
Status: Active
Property Type: Lots/acres/farms
$1,100,000
$1,100,000 - 8Br/5Ba -  for Sale in None, Catawba
8 Beds
5 Baths
3,079 Sqft
4660 Bear Cove Road Catawba , NC 28609
Status: Active
Property Type: Multi-family
$989,500
$989,500 - 3Br/4Ba -  for Sale in None, Statesville
3 Beds
4 Baths
4,418 Sqft
1256 Buffalo Shoals Road Statesville , NC 28677
Status: Active Under Contract
Property Type: Single Family Residence
$950,000
$950,000 - 4Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Fort Dobbs Farms, Statesville
4 Beds
6 Baths
5,661 Sqft
130 Fort Valley Court Statesville , NC 28625
Status: Active
Property Type: Single Family Residence
$895,000
$895,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Laurel Cove, Statesville
5 Beds
4 Baths
3,399 Sqft
Laurel Cove Road Unit 4 Statesville , NC 28677
Status: Active
Property Type: Single Family Residence
$884,900
$884,900 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in None, Claremont
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,980 Sqft
3730 Bunker Hill School Road Claremont , NC 28610
Status: Active
Property Type: Single Family Residence
$850,000
$850,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Spring Shore, Statesville
3 Beds
3 Baths
3,773 Sqft
124 Sunset View Lane Statesville , NC 28677
Status: Active
Property Type: Single Family Residence
$799,999
$799,999 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Riverwalk, Stony Point
4 Beds
4 Baths
3,501 Sqft
145 Pier Point Drive Stony Point , NC 28678
Status: Active
Property Type: Single Family Residence

About

Lake Lookout Shoals located just north of I-40 and east of hwy 16 is a lake that shares many of the same qualities as other lakes along the Catawba River but also has a few distinct qualities. It was formed in 1915 when duke energy put the Lookout Shoals Hydroelectric plant into use. Lake Lookout Shoals was then and still is one of the smallest lakes on the Catawba River with 37 miles of shoreline and 1,305 acres of surface area. Although Lake Lookout Shoals is smaller than some of the neighboring lakes there are no restrictions on boat size or speed on the lake.  While smaller than some of the other area lakes in the area it is still plenty big enough to enjoy all the tubing, skiing, jet skiing, or just cruising the lake you like with a more rural feel.  Check out this look at the main channel here.

Currently this lake has the best pricing in the area. Specifically, we have a dockable main channel lot with long range views available for $68,900.

Locals often refer to the lake simply as “Lake Lookout” and find it to be the least crowded lake in the area.  One of the reasons for this is that duke energy who owns all the lakes in our area still owns a large portion of the 37 mile shoreline. Another 450 acres bordering the Lake is owned by the Riverbend County Park. This park on the northwest end of the lake features.

River Bend Park

  • 1 mile of Lake Lookout shoreline and a 3/4 acre pond for fishing
  • Canoe/Kayak access to the Catawba River
  • 1,000 sq ft Meeting/Educational facility
  • 20 x 45 open Picnic Shelter near river
  • Wildlife habitat viewing areas
  • 2 acre fenced Dog Park
  • 7.8 miles of mountain biking trails
  • Picnic Tables
  • Leashed dog walking
  • A.D.A. accessible river observation platform
  • Educational and Volunteer opportunities
  • Bird checklist

As you can see from the above picture Lake Lookout starts as a flowing river before becoming running into the flat water of the main lake a few miles downstream. This rare aspect allows you to enjoy the lake for its swimming, skiing, and power boating while also enjoying the flowing river for its canoeing, fishing, and hiking.

Canoeing the river section of the lake is simple.

Put in at the top of the lake at the park when the hydroelectric dam is discharging water. (Prime times are after 3PM during the week and at various times during the weekend) Simply let the current and your paddeling lead you downstream. From top to bottom it can take anywhere from 4-6 hours depending on how hard you paddle, breaks, etc. At the bottom of the lake there is a public lake access called the Sharon Lake access. You can arrange for a ride to pick you up there. Or ideally you own a piece of land on the Lake and you simply canoe back to your dock or have a boat pick you up once you reach the flat water.

Check out this drone footage from the bottom of the Oxford dam which shows the river area at the top of Lake Lookout including the River Bend park as well as the canoe launch area.

 

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