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Beautiful Mountain View.

Santeetla Lake offers many things. Lakefront rentals secluded as well as first class camping... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robbinsville, North Carolina
Lovely lake!

This is a very scenic lovely lake. The views are spectacular! This is a perfect lake to get away... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Debbie T
Flower Mound, Texas
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Part of the Nantahala National Forest, this recreational lake consists of 3,000 acres of open water in the midst of green mountain slopes, and is ideal for fishing, kayaking and canoeing.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Santeetla Lake offers many things. Lakefront rentals secluded as well as first class camping facilities. There are jetski, @ pontoon rentals, Not a good place for sking

Thank janebrashear7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very scenic lovely lake. The views are spectacular! This is a perfect lake to get away from it all! There were only a couple boats visible on the lake at any given time. Great for canoeing or kayaking. The hiking is great...More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Peaceful Quiet Lake, Beautiful drive with side camping spots that are lake front. First come first serve, but FREE

1  Thank Jaime C
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The lake is so pretty and Quiet except for the birds singing and the frogs croaking a great place to relax

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 14 April 2017

There is something about Santeelah Lake , it radiates Peace and Beauty . When leaving one evening the sun was going down, i would have to say the most breathtaking Sunset in my 67 years of living on this planet .

Thank herbzone
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Now that the lake is kept full it really is beautiful. There's lots of hiking trails and Mountain views all around the lake. Make sure you visit Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and Maple Springs Overlook while you're there.

Thank David C
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Pleasing teens aren't easy nowadays given their dependency on the technology. As parents, we beed to be swift and crafty to maintain their attention. This area helped in that, given the many hiking trails, beautiful sites to see, and tranquil fishing and swimming spots.

1  Thank Marla S
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I've owned my home overlooking the lake for 27 years. Fortunate to now live here full-time. Wonderful base for outdoor recreation. Water sports, fishing, hiking forest trails, whitewater rafting and cruising the winding mountain roads. Some lake homes are available to rent. So enjoy my...More

1  Thank dianasX4767UD
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Santeetlah Lake is a wonderful lake to relax on. The water is calm. The mountain views are spectacular.

Thank David S
Reviewed 16 December 2016

It's like going back in time to the days of Walden Pond. Ponder the wonders while paddling your kayak. Get lost in the inlets and let your troubles float away.

Thank AtlantaMadman
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Pamela S
where can I launch my personal canoe ?
9 March 2017|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
There are several places to launch your canoe on the lake. they all should be marked on google maps if you google a map of the area.
Tyler C
is there a public access to the lake... such as a park? we don't have a boat but would like to let the kids swim and play at the lake. thank you for your advice :)
17 July 2016|
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Response from steffie20 | Reviewed this property |
Yes!! There is a nice public beach on the lake. Turn in on Thunderbird Mountain rd from 129 and follow it until you come to the beach. Enjoy!!
how do I make reservations for the cabins???
20 July 2015|
Response from Jack M | Reviewed this property |
The best bet for finding a variety of properties for rent on Lake Santeetlah is the "vrbo" website. "Vacation Rentals by Owner" offer the most number of rentals and shows photos, descriptions, rental rates and reader... More