Before the settlers came to the Roanoke River, three Native American groups including the Siouan, Algonquian, and Iroquoian Indians inhabited the area. The Iroquois had three groups that lived in southern Virginia, one of which was the Cherokee Indians. [,,,]
Lake Gaston is uniquely located in five counties distributed between North Carolina and Virginia. The NC portion of the lake expands into Halifax, Northampton, and Warren counties while the VA portion is located in Brunswick and Mecklenburg counties. [,,,]
Lake Gaston Is home to over thirty small islands, but the two most famous are Wobble and Goat Islands. Drenched in legends, animals, infectious fun-loving get togethers, and camping, these are two spots you do not want to miss! [,,,]
Facts About Lake Gaston!
-350 miles of shoreline
-34 miles long
-1.3 miles across
-Maximum depth: 95 feet
-Shore length: 350 miles
-Home to over 150,000 residents
-Avg. Winter temp. 42.4 degrees
-Avg. Summer temp. 76.5 degrees
-Lake Gaston has steady water levels for ideal recreational activities
-Over 30 small islands
-Home to over 7 types of fish
-The largest Blue Catfish was caught in Lake Gaston. It was 143 Pounds.