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Lake-Gaston borders the counties of Warren, Halifax and Northampton in northeastern North Carolina, and the counties of Mecklenburg and Brunswick in Virginia. This high quality, man-made lake has over 20,000 acres of water, is 34 miles long and approximately 1 miles wide at the lower end of the lake. With over 350 miles of shoreline, it's one of the most outstanding lakes in North Carolina for outdoor recreational fun. All types of water sports are available, including swimming, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Lake Gaston is well stocked with game fish such as striped bass, large mouth bass, crappie and several varieties of catfish. Marinas at Lake Gaston rent boats by the day or by the week. If you're more of a land lover, Lake Gaston is a great place to simply relax with a good book or picnic beside the lake. There are several nearby golf courses and trails for hiking or biking. Lake Gaston is the site of several festivals and special events throughout the year, such as the annual Fish Fry in early May and the annual Spring Festival in late May. The Chamber of Commerce puts on a spectacular 4th of July parade and fireworks display, and the Lions Club sponsors an annual "all you can eat" Seafood Festival in October.

Surrounding areas: Weldon, North Carolina (13.1 mi), Kerr Lake, North Carolina (30.3 mi)

Lake Gaston Vacation Rentals

Lake Gaston Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Jameson Inn - Roanoak Rapids101 Old Farm Rd S RoanoakRoanoak Rapids, NC8.6 mi.(252) 533-0022
Comfort Inn1911 Weldon RdRoanoke Rapids, NC9.2 mi.(252) 537-5252
Comfort Suites74 Premier BlvdRoanoke Rapids, NC9.2 mi.(252) 535-3300
Hampton Inn1914 Weldon RdRoanoke Rapids, NC9.2 mi.(252) 537-7555
Sleep Inn101 Sleep Inn DrRoanoke Rapids, NC9.2 mi.(252) 537-3141
Inn At Roanoke Rapids100 Holiday DrRoanoke Rapids, NC11.2 mi.(252) 537-1031
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites136 Sheraton DrRoanoke Rapids, NC11.4 mi.(252) 536-2300
Econolodge Skippers1200 Moore Fry RdSkippers, VA16.5 mi.(434) 634-6124
Comfort Inn-Emporia1411 Skippers RdEmporia, VA18.4 mi.(434) 348-3282
Days InnHC 1 Box 40 2850 Hwy 903Bracey, VA19.6 mi.(434) 689-2000
Fairfield Inn And Suites By Marriott Emporia104 Cloverleaf DrEmporia, VA19.6 mi.(800) 228-2800
Hampton Inn898 Wiggins RdEmporia, VA19.7 mi.(434) 634-9200
Sleep Inn Hotel Emporia899 Wiggins RdEmporia, VA19.7 mi.(434) 348-3900
Quality Inn1207 W Atlantic StEmporia, VA19.9 mi.(434) 348-8888
Days Inn Emporia921 W Atlantic StEmporia, VA20.0 mi.(434) 634-9481
Holiday Inn Emporia311 Florida AveEmporia, VA20.0 mi.(434) 634-4191
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1350 W Atlantic StEmporia, VA20.0 mi.(434) 336-9999
Hampton Inn200 Thompson RdSouth Hill, VA22.0 mi.(434) 447-4600
Holiday Inn Express101 Thompson StLacrosse, VA22.1 mi.(434) 955-2777
Super 8250 Thompson StSouth Hill, VA22.1 mi.(434) 447-2313
Comfort Inn918 E Atlantic StSouth Hill, VA22.4 mi.(434) 447-2600
Days Inn South Hill911 E Atlantic StSouth Hill, VA22.4 mi.(434) 447-3123
Econo Lodge623 E Atlantic AveSouth Hill, VA22.9 mi.(434) 447-7116
Knights Inn3173 Sussex DrEmporia, VA25.1 mi.(434) 535-8535
Nottoway Motel & RestaurantRR 1 Box 111Warfield, VA27.2 mi.(804) 478-4421

Lake Gaston Weather & Climate

The North Central region of the state has a moderate climate; four seasons without the extremes seen in other parts of the country. Latitude accounts for some climatic variations, as do soils, plant cover and inland bodies of water. The central region, in winter, is protected by the western mountain ranges. In summer, when the air is dry enough to keep cloudiness at a minimum for several days, temperatures may reach 100 in the interior at elevations below 1,500 feet. Usually, however, clouds limit the sun's heating capacity and an entire summer sometimes passes without a high of even 90 degrees. North Carolina is outside the usual tornado path in the United States, but tropical hurricanes do come close enough to influence the weather about twice in an average year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 27°F 4.14 in. -
February 51°F 29°F 3.30 in. -
March 59°F 36°F 4.20 in. -
April 69°F 44°F 3.31 in. -
May 77°F 54°F 3.96 in. -
June 85°F 63°F 3.66 in. -
July 89°F 68°F 4.54 in. -
August 87°F 66°F 4.36 in. -
September 81°F 59°F 4.62 in. -
October 70°F 46°F 3.56 in. -
November 61°F 38°F 3.33 in. -
December 52°F 30°F 3.20 in. -

Lake Gaston Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Rocky Mount Wilson Regional airport (RWI) located about 44 miles south of Lake Gaston in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, the Pitt Greenville airport (PGV) located approximately 64 miles south of Lake Gaston in Greenville, North Carolina, the Raleigh Durham International airport (RDU) located roughly 69 miles southwest of Lake Gaston in Raleigh - Durham, North Carolina, and finally the Richmond International airport (RIC) located around 74 miles northeast of Lake Gaston in Richmond, Virginia.

Lake Gaston Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Busch Gardens WilliamsburgWilliamsburgVA80.8 mi.
Water Parks
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA80.8 mi.
Wild Water RapidsVirginia BeachVA104.4 mi.
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC114.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Lake Gaston Golf ClubGasburgVA5.9 mi.
Lake Gaston Country ClubMaconNC15.8 mi.
River Ridge Golf ClubBraceyVA19.2 mi.
Tanglewood Shores Golf & Country ClubBraceyVA19.2 mi.
Scotfield Country ClubEnfieldNC23.8 mi.
Hampton Heights Golf CourseHickoryNC26.4 mi.
Links at Olivers LandingHickoryNC26.4 mi.
Mountain View Golf ClubHickoryNC26.4 mi.
RivercrestHickoryNC26.4 mi.
Hickory Meadows Golf CourseWhitakersNC28.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA112.8 mi.
State Parks
Medoc Mountain State ParkNC17.8 mi. 
Imagination Station Science MuseumWilsonNC54.3 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Virginia Zoological ParkNorfolkVA87.8 mi.

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