Lake People

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The area around High Rock Lake is full of interesting and talented people. Some of them are real characters.   This is where we'll introduce you to them. Check back regularly and watch social media for updates and meet the interesting and talented people who are living the "High Rock Lake Life." 

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High Rock Flotilla

Lake resident Shirley Witten-Price started the "High Rock Lake Bi-Monthly Floatilla" several years ago and says a faithful core group can be found tied up together every 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening depending on the weather. If Tuesday weather is rained out, we'll try that Thursday. The fellowship is great but the food is always good too. 

 

Traditionally everyone brings a delicious dish to share and hopefully a few paper plates and utensils too. Shirley graciously sent in a few of her favorite recipes from the gathering. Click here to check out the recipes

Watch the video below for more about the flotila.

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Crow Creek

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Tucked away in a little corner of High Rock Lake is a narrow sliver of water that is known as "Crow Creek." The name is also claimed by the close knit group of people who live there.  Riverview Road Extension winds along the High Rock shoreline and dead ends near the head of the cove where the creek enters the lake. The road is lined with homes, some on the lakefront and others with barely a view. 

The people here have formed a bond that is quite unique in a time when social discord seems to be the norm. Instead the "Crow Creek" neighbors from all walks of life, have forged a relationship that brings them together to not only have a good time but raise money for worthy causes. 

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Each Year theyneighbors get together for the "Crow Creek National" a golf outing in a place that normally doesn't have any kind of golf facilities. During the event several residents create putt putt holes on their property. Everyone gets together to socialize and compete for the coveted tournament trophy. 

The video below tells the story of the fascinating people of "Crow Creek" and how they figured out a way to socialize and raise money for worthy causes at the same time. 

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In 2020 CJ Surratt bought a used Seadoo personal water craft. He and his family had a ball riding it on High Rock Lake nearly the entire summer until the engine died. One day looking at videos on the internet he stumbled onto one about a man who had combined a jetski with a motorcycle. He knew instantly he had to make one. 

A mechanic by trade, he had the skills and happened to already have the dead Seadoo and an old 150cc motorcycle. He enlisted the help of his kids and took the parts need of each of the donor machines and turned them into something wonderful. He calls it a "Boatercicle."

Now he rides all around his hometown of Lexington, NC and spreads smiles and laughter everywhere he goes. You can watch his story below. 

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