Ramsey swimming beach on Norman will open on memorial day but its more like a shallow bath. The lake is also accessible to the public for boating and fishing use. The Mountain Island Lake section of the Catawba River has a few boat launched located along its course. A lot of people will go to the sand bar just north of the coal ash ponds on Mountain Island but you need a boat to get out there. The Lake Norman YMCA has an open water swim on Saturdays starting next month. Is there a better spot? Come stay in our beautiful lake house. Mountain Island Lake is managed by Charlotte-based company Duke Energy. Turn left (west) and continue to ramp. Lake Norman State Park is quite a bit farther from downtown Charlotte. It has everything you need for a relaxing vacation! The primary function of Mountain Island Lake is to provide drinking water for over 800,000 residents of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, as well as Mount Holly and Gastonia, Gaston County. Is there anywhere that you can swim at Mountain Island Lake? 39 were here. I have been to the whitewater center and we're already going to get the Activity pass so, we'll already have too much to do that day, but maybe for another day the Latta Plantation is a reasonable price, do they allow swimming there? Launch 1: Highway 73 Access Area Address - approximately 8670 NC-73, Stanley, NC 28164 MAP Launch 2: Neck Road Access(Approximately 1 mile Northwest of Latta Plantation) Address - 5898 Neck Road Huntersville, NC 28078 MAP Launch 3: Latta Plantation Nature Preserve (Appoximately 1 mile South of Neck Road Access) Add… Wildlife Sanctuary A lot of people will go to the sand bar just north of the coal ash ponds on Mountain Island but you need a boat to get out there. Press J to jump to the feed. The Riverbend Access is on the south end of the Lake, a powerboat ramp with low docks, is located off of Highway 16 north of Charlotte. The lake is also accessible to the public for boating and fishing use. That and latta plantation are all I know. MOUNTAIN ISLAND LAKE, Mount Holly, North Carolina. The lake is also accessible to the public for boating and fishing use. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. 1.8K likes. The many coves along the irregular shoreline are a delight to explore from kayak or canoe. level 1 The primary function of Mountain Island Lake is to provide drinking water for over 1 million residents of Charlotte and surrounding Mecklenburg County, as well as Mount Holly and Gastonia in Gaston County. Ok Thanks! The white water center does an open water swim. The primary function of Mountain Island Lake is to provide drinking water for residents of Mecklenburg, and Gaston County. Tirades, Welcome to Charlotte, Things to do, Buying/Selling, and Charity are all weekly topics. A subreddit for Charlotte, North Carolina. On the lake, head south about a mile to the Mountain Island and the Mountain Island Dam. Mountain Island Lake is managed by Charlotte -based company Duke Energy. The public has plenty of access to Mountain Island Lake's shoreline; the boat launch areas are regularly used by small boat owners such as fishermen and nature fans. Public Boat Access: From I-85 exit 37 head north on Beatties Ford Road about 12 miles to SR-2165. Thanks! Anyone know if its ok to park at Riverbend Recycling, is there access to the lake from there? Where residents and visitors alike can share news, events, gatherings, stories, and more. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Ramsey swimming beach on Norman will open on memorial day but its more like a shallow bath.