Straddling the North Carolina and Virginia border between I-85 and I-95, Lake Gaston is a 20,000-acre lake bounded by the Kerr Dam and Gaston Dam and borders the counties of Mecklenburg and Brunswick in Virginia and the counties of Warren, Halifax and Northampton in North Carolina.
There is public access at the Lake Gaston Day Use Area, located on 2369 Jack Brown Road, along with a fishing pier, boat ramp and public swimming area. To reserve the picnic area call (252) 410-6318. Lake Gaston is well-stocked with game fish, which include striped bass or rock fish, large mouth bass, crappie, sunfish and several varieties of catfish. Other species of fish sometimes caught are walleye, yellow perch and chain pickerel. A valid license for either Virginia or North Carolina permits fishing from a boat in either state. No license is required for those under 15.
Contact the Gaston Chamber of Commerce at (866) 730-5711 or www.lakegastonchamber.com for more details.
The Lake Gaston Day Use Area is located on Van Warren Road near the Lake Gaston Dam on property provided by Dominion.
The Lake Gaston Day Use Area offers the following amenities:
The Roanoke Rapids Lake Day Use Area is located at 100 Oakwood Avenue in Roanoke Rapids, beside the Roanoke Rapids Dam on property provided by Dominion.
The Roanoke Rapids Lake Day Use Area offers the following amenities:
Lake Gaston Water Sports at Poplar Pointe
Pontoons only at this time
183 Hendricks Mill Rd. Poplar Creek, Hwy. 903
Bracey, VA 23919
Jet Ski, Pontoon, and Ski Boats
1865 Eaton Ferry Road
Littleton, NC 27850
Stonehouse Timber Lodge
Pontoon, Ski Boats, and Fishing Boats
Just off Big Stonehouse Creek Hwy. 903, 3.5 miles north of Littleton, NC
Summer Rentals, LLC
Jet Ski Rentals
Lake Gaston Outfitters
Paddle Boards, Kayaks & Accessories
Summit (Halifax County)
432 Bluebird Rd Littleton, NC 27850
Coordinates: 36° 29' 4" N, 77° 49' 39" W
Morningstar Marina (Warren County) - $5 fee
1865 Eaton Ferry Rd, Littleton, NC 27850
Coordinates: 36° 30' 31" N, 77° 57' 56" W
Henrico (Northampton County)
142 Water Front Rd Henrico, NC 27842
Coordinates: 36° 31' 14" N, 77° 52' 52" W
Roanoke Rapids Lake
Fifth Street (Halifax County)
1919 W Fifth St. Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Coordinates: 36° 28’ 25” N , 77° 40’ 41” W
Thelma (Halifax County)
1011 Van Warren Road
Coordinates: 36° 29’ 7” N , 77° 46’ 53” W
Vultare (Northampton County)
773 Old Gaston Rd. Gaston, NC 27832
Coordinates: 36° 30’ 1” N , 77° 46’ 40” W