Fontana Lake Estates

A Lake Community in the Great Smoky Mountains

Fontana Lake Estates offers mountain living at its best. Enjoy the pristine unspoiled setting of the Great Smoky Mountains. It is a lush paradise full of mountains, lakes, streams and undisturbed woodlands. This adds beauty to every home and encourages an outdoor lifestyle.

Since opening in 1996, more than ninety owners have built homes in Fontana Lake real estate. The 1300-acre community occupies a four-mile peninsula bordered by the Great Smoky Mountains. Fontana Lake Estates has grown into a well-established community, making it a great place to build your dream home.

Located close to some of Western North Carolina’s most charming towns including: Bryson City, and Cherokee.

Bryson City is the closest town to Fontana Lake Estates. It’s only a short drive into town where you can have a beer at the Local Brewery, ride the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad or take a hike into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Cherokee is home to the Cherokee Nation. Experience the Native American culture like you never have before, or have a night out on the town at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. Cherokee is full of culture and is actually a sovereign nation. Enjoy arts and crafts shopping, native elk herd viewing, hours of fishing fun, and a history that spans a millennia.

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Life on Fontana Lake

The 26 mile-long lake offers many options for outdoor recreation. Whether you want to enjoy the thrill of water skiing, plan a fishing trip, or simply relax you’re sure to find a place. Boats of all sizes exist on Fontana Lake. There are many inlets and coves to explore and you are surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains. From motorboats to pontoons, kayaks to canoes, jet skies to stand up paddleboards, everyone can find a way to enjoy.

Fishing on Fontana Lake is some of the best in the area. Anglers of all ages and experience are sure to enjoy the variety of fish to catch. Some include muskie, walleye, crappie, native trout, perch, bluegill, catfish and small-mouth bass. The rivers and creeks flowing into the lake provide some of the best fly fishing in the South.

The Essential Amenities

Fontana Lake Estates has the essential amenities without sacrificing it’s wilderness character. All utilities are underground. The wide main access road is paved and stretches five miles from the entrance. Well-maintained natural roads provide all-weather access to homes all year long.

Most lakefront homes have private docks or piers. For homes with lake and mountain views, there’s a private marina with boat ramp, dry storage units, day use docks and lakeside gazebos with swings, picnic tables and grills.

The development also has one and one-half miles of wooded walking trails with an observation deck overlooking the lake.

  • Gated Community
  • Private Marina
  • Private Hiking Trails
  • Wide Paved Roads
  • Picnic and Play area at the Lake
  • Controlled Development

Lake front homes and home sites as well as lake view homes and home sites are available. Call 888-777-1090 to arrange a private showing of the most superb mountain real estate in Western North Carolina.

Live in Fontana Lake Estates

Find your dream home or build it. Lakefront, lake view, and mountain view properties are available in Fontana Lake Estates.

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