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Beautiful Home on Main Lake Gaston!
SUPERHOST
Entire residential home · 12 guests · 8 beds · 3 baths
Beautiful Home on Main Lake Gaston!Find RELAXATION and FUN in this beautiful 3200 square foot brick home on scenic MAIN LAKE Gaston! Fishing gear, 2 kayaks, hammock, floats, enjoy sun tanning on PRIVATE DOCK. AMAZING VIEWS with billiards, darts and other games! Full outfitted kitchen! PETS WELCOMED! Boat tie off, library, outdoor grill and smoker! Sleeps 12! Comfortable living space! Traffic on this end is minimal so no choppy water! Quiet neighborhood for relaxing sunsets or the freedom to throw your own party!
6 Bdrm Lake Gaston Executive home  w amazing views
Entire residential home · 16 guests · 13 beds · 4.5 baths
6 Bdrm Lake Gaston Executive home w amazing viewsAwaken In Macon is the perfect home to experience an unforgettable vacation ! One step inside and you will be overwhelmed by the finishes and large rooms with panoramic view of the Majestic Main Lake. Large enough to host multiple families or groups to gather and enjoy! The massive deck is perfect for sunbathing, card or game play or just relaxing with a cool drink or morning coffee! Beccause this is Main lake w/ the buffer of a cove also you get the best of both worlds to enjoy all water sports
Scenic Sunset Lake Kerr Waterfront Home with Dock
Entire residential home · 6 guests · 5 beds · 2.5 baths
Scenic Sunset Lake Kerr Waterfront Home with DockEnjoy the best Lake Kerr has to offer. Waterfront home with dock and sandy beach swim area. In a quiet cove with deep water perfect for fishing or just sitting by the water watching the sunset- catch catfish right off the dock. Quiet family friendly community. All the conveniences of home provided. Fire pit perfect for s'mores by the water. Lovely water view from the main living areas. Open floor concept, perfect for enjoying family time. Kayaks for use or bring your boat and keep at the dock.

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Other great vacation rentals in Lake Gaston

SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Macon
Serenity on the Lake!
$225 per night
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Littleton
FishStix - waterfront - main lake
$157 per night
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Littleton
Lake Gaston Tree House w/ boat house bar and slip
$200 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Littleton
Toes in the Water - Custom Home on Large Cove
$489 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Bracey
Water’s Edge
$250 per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Henrico
New Construction!! 5 BR+, 4.5 Bath, Main Lake Cove
$450 per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Littleton
Songbird Haven
$250 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Henrico
3BR 4BA, 2200sqft w/boat slip, sandy beach sunset
$210 per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Littleton
Main Lake Sleeps 18 dock, firepit, fireplaces
$514 per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Henrico
5 BR, 3 Bath, Lakefront on a Quiet Cove
$269 per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Henrico
Lake Gaston Cabin (pontoon rental optional)
$142 per night
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Littleton
Hook Line & Sleeper, this property has it all
$75 per night

Your guide to Lake Gaston

All About Lake Gaston

Straddling five counties on the border between Virginia and North Carolina, Lake Gaston is a getaway for anyone looking for remote lakefront recreation. Created in 1963 by a dam on the Roanoke River in the tiny town of Thelma, NC, the lake encompasses 20,000 acres and spans 34 miles, with more than 350 miles of shoreline. Yet given its sheer size, Lake Gaston can still feel like a locals’ secret. Stocked with game fish like striped and largemouth bass, sunfish, and several varieties of catfish, it draws in-the-know anglers as well as watersport enthusiasts who are lured by its warm, clear waters. Water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, jet skiing — just about anything you can do on a placid body of water, you can do in Lake Gaston. Only you won’t have to fight off the crowds.


How do I get around Lake Gaston?

Located between Raleigh, NC, and Richmond, VA, Lake Gaston is conveniently accessible from the airports in those two cities. About an hour and 45 minutes northeast of Lake Gaston, Richmond International Airport (RIC) hosts all major U.S. airlines and serves major hubs on the Eastern Seaboard as well as the Midwest. About 90 minutes southwest of the lake is Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), servicing most major airlines. Because the lake covers such a wide region, car travel is imperative for navigating the area, and having a boat is almost a prerequisite. (Rentals are numerous on the main lake.) The handful of towns surrounding Lake Gaston — including Littleton and Roanoke Rapids in North Carolina — are too small to support public transportation, and ride shares are scarce. Parking in these small towns is free and ample.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Gaston?

True to the surrounding region, Lake Gaston experiences warm and comfortable summers and mild winters. During the summer months, temperatures average in the mid- to high 80s Fahrenheit during the day, then drop to the 60s after sunset. Humidity can be quite high in summer (though lake breezes help), and the season also welcomes lots of rain. Winter is typically mild, with daytime temperatures in the 50s. Overnight lows hover around freezing, though seldom drop much below the low 30s. Winter is fairly dry, though there’s occasionally a dusting of snow. During the spring, temperatures are comfortable — typically in the mid-60s to high 70s, falling to the high 30s to low 50s at night. Fall can be warm — sometimes in the low 80s — though most days are in the 70s and 80s, dropping to the 40s and 50s after sunset.


What are the top things to do in Lake Gaston?

Littleton

A quick 10-minute drive from the center of Lake Gaston is Littleton, NC, a charming small town with a handful of shops and services. If you’re making a day trip, be sure to stop by the famous Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum — AKA the Bigfoot Museum.

Medoc Mountain State Park

Less than 30 minutes south of Lake Gaston is Medoc Mountain State Park, with its 10 miles of well-kept trails, canoe and kayak landings, and a lovely picnic area in a meadow. The park encompasses several creeks, including Fishing Creek, which is said to be one of the cleanest in the region.

Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail

Even if you skip the museum, this beautiful trail about a half-hour east of Lake Gaston makes for a worthy detour, especially if you have mountain bikes in tow. Spanning 7.5 miles between Roanoke Rapids and River Falls Park in nearby Weldon, the trail parallels the canal’s original towpath and offers photo opportunities along the way, including the historic Chockoyotte Creek aqueduct.