Made in USA, this is our sumptuously detailed Map of Lake Gaston in Halifax, Northampton, and Warren counties, North Carolina!
Maximum Length: 34 Miles
Maximum Width: 1.3 Miles
Average Depth: 40 Feet
Maximum Depth: 95 Feet
Miles of Shoreline: 350
Surface Acres: 20,000
Lake Gaston is a hydroelectric reservoir in the eastern United States. The expanse which surrounds the beautiful lake is home to more than 150,000 residents!
The nearest towns are Littleton and Roanoke Rapids in North Carolina, and Clarksville and South Hill in Virginia!
The lake is not federally owned. It was formed when the Virginia Electric Power Company (VEPCO) built Gaston Dam on the Roanoke River to generate electricity for Dominion Resources, which owns the lake!
The dam is located on the North Carolina side and generates electricity for Dominion North Carolina Power, which is the North Carolina operating company of Dominion Resources. The dam includes four hydroelectric generators, with a total generating capacity of two hundred and twenty-four megawatts!
Lake Gaston is fed by water from Kerr Lake upstream, and supplies water to Roanoke Rapids Lake downstream, a smaller predecessor to Lake Gaston!
Lake Gaston is best-known for fishing and other water recreation! The lake is a lovely vacation spot, because it is near the Research Triangle region of North Carolina and is close to I-85 and I-95!
Lake Gaston was built for flood control, hydroelectric power and recreational enjoyment, including activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing and wakeboarding! 🚣♀️🎣🌅