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Grand Lake
11-17-2008, 08:39 PM
Anyone ski Lake Fontana? I'm looking for a new vacation spot for next spring

Dawg
11-17-2008, 09:04 PM
Grand Lake,
Lake Fontana is one of the prettiest lakes you'll ever visit. We live about an hour from Fontana Village and try and get there a couple of times a year. No houses, crystal clear water, US Forest Service land surrounds the lake. It is a little difficult to get to. There are some steep grades on Hwy 28 from 19/74. On the other end from Knoxville you have to come across the "Dragon Tail" (not fun unless you're on a crotch rocket). The lodge/Inn and cabins are great. The access point at the Marina is steep with tight parking but worth every effort. Check out the movie "Nell" w/Jody Foster. It will give you an excellent view of the lake and country side. We always barefoot in the cove where Nell's cabin stood.