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Welcome to High Rock Lake Life

This website  is a 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. You'll find it all right here.

This is the spot for residents and visitors to find out what’s going on and see what High Rock Lake Life is all about.

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


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. You can find some great places 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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Plenty of things to see and do, for the whole family all year round!
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