Lakes and Parks
The four lakes of Connestee Falls make our locale unique within Western North Carolina and constitute major scenic and recreational attractions within the community. Our community is fortunate that, except for one small stream helping feed Lake Atagahi, the watersheds for all four lakes are completely within our boundaries, thus giving us virtually complete control over our lake water quality.
Three of the lakes have storage areas for small boats (fee required). All lakes have boat launching ramps. Unless noted otherwise, all four lakes contain our five predominant fish species in varying numbers (largemouth bass), bluegill/bream, catfish, yellow perch, and rainbow trout).
Our Lakeside Parks
Our lakes also have additional amenities such as picnic areas. Our community`s largest park, Atagahi Park, has a large pavilion used for multiple events, many barbecue grills, covered picnic tables, a playground, a swimming beach, rest rooms, a basketball and volleyball court (sometimes used for pickle ball), and horseshoe pits. Many residents walk around the park for exercise on the tree shaded circumferential road.
Boating on our Lakes
A variety of small craft populate our shores and ply our pristine waters. They range from tiny kayaks barely big enough for the paddler to 24-foot pontoon boats that will hold a dozen persons. There are scores of colorful canoes, traditional rowboats, sailboards and sailing prams, and even a racing shell or two. In the interest of maintaining the clarity of our lake waters and the quiet environment that surrounds them, we do not permit the use of gasoline powered watercraft.
Members may click on the Fishing tab to order a Connestee fishing license online. Here's a link to the Connestee Falls Fishing Club's website - click here.