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Mountain Island Lake was built in 1924 to coincide with the construction of Mountain Island Hydroelectric Station. The lake has approximately 3,281 acres of surface area and 61 miles of shoreline.   Mountain Island Lake is the drinking water source and supply for Charlotte, Mount Holly and Gastonia.   It has approximately 3,281 acres of surface area and 61 miles of shoreline. The lake provides for Duke Energy’s Riverbend Steam Station by cooling the steam that drives the turbines.

Mountain Island Lake is a part of the Catawba River system and is fed by the river.  It is the smallest of the three man made lakes serving and managed by Duke Energy to also include Lake Norman and Lake Wylie.   The lake is also accessible to the public for boating and fishing with two boating access areas on the lake and a tailrace fishing platform for bank fishing in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.   Nearby are area attractions include the historic Rural Hill Farm, Historic Latta Plantation, the Carolina Raptor Center,  Rural Hill Farm, Charlotte’s National Whitewater Center and NorthLake Mall.

Mountain Island Lake for residential choices has been called either Charlotte’s best kep secret or it’s hidden jewel.  Just ten miles from the center of Uptown Charlotte, it is a quick 4 lane drive out Highway 16.  Most communities are on the Mecklenburg County side of the river as the river creates the county line.  Charlotte’s Douglas airport is a real convenience just a few minutes away.  Homes range from the $150’s to waterfront homes topping the million dollar mark.  Some communities like The Overlook include private e lake access and boat storage availability.

Enjoy nature and lake area living with all the things Charlotte itself has to offer just minutes away. Popular neighborhoods include The Overlook, Preservation Pointe, Pine Island, Riverbend, Stonewater, Stephens Grove, Latta Springs, Keeneland and Claiborne Woods.

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