Beaver Dam Lake,NC
Beaver Dam Lake, North Carolina

Paddling Beaver Dam Lake State Park, North Carolina

Beaver Dam Lake
Beaver Dam Lake

Beaver Dam Lake is a great place for us to paddle. Beaver Dam Lake is often considered part of Fall Lake, however it is a separate lake separated from Falls Lake by a dam. It's a much more friendly place to paddle than Fall Lake.

Beaver Dam Lake is about 25 miles from us, so it's a good place for an evening paddles in the summer. The lake is also large enough to provide an interesting all day paddle when we have time. There are several picnic area around the lake. The area around the boat ramp has a swiming beach, bath house, and restrooms. The swiming beach is popular in the summer but not crowded.

The lake is power boat free, so the only boats you'll won't have to deal with wakes and high speed boats. The lake is not crowded so once you get away from the boat ramp, you pretty much have the lake to yourself. When you leave the boat ramp you can paddle south to the dam, but we usually paddle north to visit several branches of the lake and to a marshy area where the channel go thouch water lilles and other plants.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron at Beaver Dam Lake

The lake is surrounded by forest and has become a rookery for herons, ospreys and bald eagles. There are also some wood duck nesting areas.

Trees at Beaver Dam Lake
Beaver Dam Lake