Homes For Sale In Lake Lookout Shoals

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$819,900
$819,900 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Saddlebrook, Catawba
5 Beds
3 Baths
3,043 Sqft
1620 Kale Road Catawba , NC 28609
Status: Active Under Contract
$765,000
$765,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Kale Corner, Catawba
5 Beds
5 Baths
5,042 Sqft
$699,900
$699,900 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Catawba Station, Catawba
4 Beds
4 Baths
4,328 Sqft
$674,900
$674,900 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Heronwood, Statesville
4 Beds
3 Baths
3,921 Sqft
276 Heronwood Road Statesville , NC 28677
Status: Active Under Contract
$650,000
$650,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Highlands At Lake Norman, Statesville
5 Beds
5 Baths
4,703 Sqft
$645,000
$645,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Warren Estates, Statesville
4 Beds
4 Baths
4,006 Sqft
$629,900
$629,900 - 3Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Spring Shore, Statesville
3 Beds
4 Baths
2,364 Sqft
152 Mimosa Road Statesville , NC 28677
Status: Active Under Contract
$582,325
$582,325 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Hidden Meadows, Mooresville
4 Beds
2 Baths
3,178 Sqft
$525,000
$525,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Long Bay, Catawba
4 Beds
4 Baths
3,174 Sqft
$520,000
$520,000 - Br/Ba -  for Sale in Long Island Airport, Catawba
$519,900
$519,900 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in The Highlands, Troutman
3 Beds
3 Baths
3,216 Sqft
$475,000
$475,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Fort Dobbs Farms, Statesville
4 Beds
4 Baths
4,098 Sqft
164 Dobbs Drive Statesville , NC 28625
Status: Active Under Contract

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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