Mountain Island Lake

“North Carolina’s Hidden Treasure”

Drawing its name from the “mountain” that rises up from the middle of the lake, Mountain Island Lake awes residents and visitors alike with beautiful scenic views and a plethora of fun family outdoor activities.

Serving as the drinking water to 750,000+ people in the Charlotte, Mont Holly, Gastonia area, Mountain Island Lake has several restrictions. There are no commercial buildings, no marinas, and no restaurants along the lake.  Duke energy has kept close to 1/2 of the shoreline reserved for natural areas. You can see so many people describe the natural beauty of Mountain Island Lake as “breath-taking” when you visit for the first time.


Real Estate Statistics

Average Price: $623,208
Highest Price: $2.25M
Avg.Price/Sqft: $226.87
Lowest Price: $250,000
Total Sold Listings (past Year): 94
Total Single Family Homes Sold: 94
Total Condo / Townhomes Sold: 0


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The upper section of Mountain Island Lake is great for paddling and it is mostly undeveloped due to the presence of a large number of parks and natural areas purchased to help protect the drinking water for Charlotte and other neighboring towns.

Mountain Island Lake is known for privacy. Duke Energy have meticulously protected the natural beauty.

This is one of the calmest lakes in the area. When comparing it to Lake Norman & Lake Wylie, Mountain Island Lake tends to be the least crowded of the three.

Mountain Island Lake allows you to be one with nature. You will always have all the lake has to offer, right at your fingertips! You can go swimming, tubing, fishing, jet skiing, water skiing and even go camping on Mountain Island!


Entertainment in Mountain Island Lake


Latta Nature PreserveLatta Place, also known as Latta House, is a historic house located in Huntersville, North Carolina near Mountain Island Lake. Built in about 1800 in a Federal style, the plantation also contains some elements of Georgian design, including the house’s main staircase.

The Raptor CenterCarolina Raptor Center is located on 57 acres inside Latta Plantation Preserve. The approximately 3/4 mile, self-guided Raptor Trail features over 20 species of birds which guests can photograph and learn more about. Special events and gatherings are held here throughout the year.

Mountain Island Park- Recently, the City of Mount Holly extended the trail south following the Catawba River. The trailhead, parking, playground and viewing area are next to Mountain Island Lake Dam, a hydroelectric dam owned by Duke Power. There are several fishing areas including a handicap fishing site perfect for catfish and bass fishing.

Enjoy the Lake  – The public has plenty of access to Mountain Island Lake’s shoreline. The boat launch areas are regularly used by small boat owners such as fishermen and nature fans. The many coves along the irregular shoreline are a delight to explore from kayak or canoe.

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