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Welcome to High Rock Lake Life

High Rock Lake Life is your comprehensive portal to everything to see, do, and experience in and around High Rock Lake. From fun in the summer sun to year-round activities, both on and off the water, abundant adventures await. Our goal is to provide you with the best resources so you can get the most out of your High Rock Lake experience. Whether you’re planning a family vacation or just looking for some local fun, you’ll find it all right here.

             "It's not just the lake, it's a lifestyle"

Welcome to fall y'all!

Fall is one of the best times to be on the lake. The water is still warm, the air temps are just right and there is way less boat traffic. Whether you are looking to get in a few more good runs on your wakeboard, skies, tube or maybe on the personal watercraft, it's the perfect time to get out and enjoy. For the same reasons, it's also a favorite time for fishermen. 

Be sure and check out our fall page to see what you can expect by looking at years past. Also give a look to the fall fishing tips on our various fishing pages

Safe Boating

High Rock Lake Life is here to help you have the best time possible this summer. We provide the most up-to-date information and resources on boating safety so you can make the most of your time on the lake. Our mission is to keep boaters informed and safe while they explore the beauty of High Rock Lake.

In the video below, Master Officer Cody Walker with NC Wildlife Resources Commission tells you what you need and need to know before heading out on your watercraft. 


North Carolina is celebrating 2023 as the "Year of the Trail." Our state is blessed with seemingly endless miles of scenic places to explore. These trails are on land and water and many of them are near or just a short drive from High Rock Lake. During this year we will regularly feature trails on this site.

Ribbon Cutting for Bald Mountain Trail May 19th, 2023

There couldn't be a better way to celebrate the "Year of the Trail," than with brand new one. The Bald Mountain trail was officially opened in May. You can find some other great places to explore on our "Off Water Adventures" page and we will be adding many more soon. Please keep checking back. 

Sandbar at Swearing Creek

A huge sandbar is exposed when the lake level dropped for a planned drawdown so property owners could make shoreline and dock repairs. 

The sandbar where the mouth of Swearing Creek meets the main channel of the Yadkin River has been growing over the past several years. The size of this new bar can be clearly seen now that the lake level has been lowered. The entrance to swearing creek currently only has a couple feet or less of water so be careful. 

Courtesy: Heinrich Trautman

Earlier this year the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission installed navigational makers so boaters could get through the area without running aground. Because of the temporary drawdown boaters should use extreme caution in the area and traveling up into the creek from the main channel is not advised until levels return after December 18th. 

Heinrich Troutman is a Swearing Creek resident and has been documenting the growth of the sandbar. He has attended recent "High Rock Lake Association" meetings, during which the issue has been discussed. He says the December drawdown has been a real eye opener. He flew his drown over the area to show just how large this new peninsula has become. Even when the lake is full, the sandbar is only a foot or two beneath the surface in places. Below is his most recent video.  

For more information on the siltation, click here.  Everyone is encouraged to join the High Rock Lake Association to stay informed and voice your opinion on the situation. 

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matter what season!

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Get out and adventure.  Our area is packed with amazing fishing, water sports and more!

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