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FishStix - waterfront - main lake
SUPERHOST
Entire cottage · 6 guests · 4 beds · 2 baths
FishStix - waterfront - main lakeThe perfect spot for social distancing! Bring the fam and enjoy getting outdoors and being active. The lake is always open. Food Lion and some local restaurants are nearby. Work or do school work. Wi-fi is 200 MHz. Bring your own boat. We have 2 boat slips. Our kayaks are here for your use, and you can fish and swim from the dock. And did I mention that pets are welcome?
Lake Gaston, Boat Slip, Private Ramp, New Listing
Entire vacation home · 8 guests · 5 beds · 1 bath
Lake Gaston, Boat Slip, Private Ramp, New ListingNew Listing! "HubQuarter Retreat" is an off shore lake cabin in the centrally located Hubquarter Creek at Lake Gaston. Get the waterfront experience without paying the waterfront price. Our dock with a private slip is a few minute walk from the house. Put your boat in at the private community boat ramp and dock it in a private slip (~4ft water depth) for your whole stay! You will also have access to community areas with a beach, picnic shelter, playground and charcoal grills. Lots of Parking.
Serenity on the Lake!
SUPERHOST
Entire residential home · 6 guests · 4 beds · 2 baths
Serenity on the Lake!Look no further, you’ve found Serenity on the Lake! Bring your own boat. This ranch-style, 3-bdrm home w/private dock is nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Spectacular views of Lake Gaston can be seen from the dining room, guest room, master bedroom, deck, and the hot tub. Two king-sized beds, 2 twin beds, 2 full-sized bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a spacious living room allow guests to be comfortable, not cramped. Public boat access w/parking is less than 15 minutes away.

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Angel's Cove Lake Gaston
ﺩ.ﺇ2,387 per night
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Main Lake Sleeps 18 dock, firepit, fireplaces
ﺩ.ﺇ1,194 per night
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Hook Line & Sleeper, this property has it all
ﺩ.ﺇ249 per night
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  2. Macon
4 BR, 3 Bath, Waterfront, Hot Tub, Screened porch
ﺩ.ﺇ1,469 per night
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Lake Gaston ~ Main Lake ~ Panoramic Views Sleeps 8
ﺩ.ﺇ774 per night
  1. Entire residential home
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Lake Gaston - Main Lake - Amazing Sunsets
ﺩ.ﺇ787 per night
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  2. Boydton
Beautiful Home on Main Lake Gaston!
ﺩ.ﺇ1,561 per night
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  2. Macon
Waterfront paradise w/ large outdoor living area
ﺩ.ﺇ1,970 per night
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  2. Littleton
NEW! Lake Gaston Waterfront Getaway: Dock & Games!
ﺩ.ﺇ925 per night
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  2. Henrico
Lake Gaston Cabin (pontoon rental optional)
ﺩ.ﺇ468 per night
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  2. Henrico
5 BR, 3.5 Bath, Waterfront, Game Rm, PETS WELCOME!
ﺩ.ﺇ1,194 per night
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Water’s Edge
ﺩ.ﺇ735 per night

Your guide to Lake Gaston

All About Lake Gaston

Straddling five counties on the border between Virginia and North Carolina, Lake Gaston is a getaway for anyone looking for remote lakefront recreation. Created in 1963 by a dam on the Roanoke River in the tiny town of Thelma, NC, the lake encompasses 20,000 acres and spans 34 miles, with more than 350 miles of shoreline. Yet given its sheer size, Lake Gaston can still feel like a locals’ secret. Stocked with game fish like striped and largemouth bass, sunfish, and several varieties of catfish, it draws in-the-know anglers as well as watersport enthusiasts who are lured by its warm, clear waters. Water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, jet skiing — just about anything you can do on a placid body of water, you can do in Lake Gaston. Only you won’t have to fight off the crowds.


How do I get around Lake Gaston?

Located between Raleigh, NC, and Richmond, VA, Lake Gaston is conveniently accessible from the airports in those two cities. About an hour and 45 minutes northeast of Lake Gaston, Richmond International Airport (RIC) hosts all major U.S. airlines and serves major hubs on the Eastern Seaboard as well as the Midwest. About 90 minutes southwest of the lake is Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), servicing most major airlines. Because the lake covers such a wide region, car travel is imperative for navigating the area, and having a boat is almost a prerequisite. (Rentals are numerous on the main lake.) The handful of towns surrounding Lake Gaston — including Littleton and Roanoke Rapids in North Carolina — are too small to support public transportation, and ride shares are scarce. Parking in these small towns is free and ample.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Gaston?

True to the surrounding region, Lake Gaston experiences warm and comfortable summers and mild winters. During the summer months, temperatures average in the mid- to high 80s Fahrenheit during the day, then drop to the 60s after sunset. Humidity can be quite high in summer (though lake breezes help), and the season also welcomes lots of rain. Winter is typically mild, with daytime temperatures in the 50s. Overnight lows hover around freezing, though seldom drop much below the low 30s. Winter is fairly dry, though there’s occasionally a dusting of snow. During the spring, temperatures are comfortable — typically in the mid-60s to high 70s, falling to the high 30s to low 50s at night. Fall can be warm — sometimes in the low 80s — though most days are in the 70s and 80s, dropping to the 40s and 50s after sunset.


What are the top things to do in Lake Gaston?

Littleton

A quick 10-minute drive from the center of Lake Gaston is Littleton, NC, a charming small town with a handful of shops and services. If you’re making a day trip, be sure to stop by the famous Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum — AKA the Bigfoot Museum.

Medoc Mountain State Park

Less than 30 minutes south of Lake Gaston is Medoc Mountain State Park, with its 10 miles of well-kept trails, canoe and kayak landings, and a lovely picnic area in a meadow. The park encompasses several creeks, including Fishing Creek, which is said to be one of the cleanest in the region.

Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail

Even if you skip the museum, this beautiful trail about a half-hour east of Lake Gaston makes for a worthy detour, especially if you have mountain bikes in tow. Spanning 7.5 miles between Roanoke Rapids and River Falls Park in nearby Weldon, the trail parallels the canal’s original towpath and offers photo opportunities along the way, including the historic Chockoyotte Creek aqueduct.