Island Lake offers the ability to sit back and relax, on one of the busiest trails in the Beartooths. It also connects to the Blue and Green mountain biking/hiking trails. Check water levels if you're looking to stop at the sandbar, which disappears at about 98% of full pond, at The first half of the trail is gravel and the second part is compacted dirt. We don't have a location for this trailhead yet. About Us | Fish attractors are marked with buoys. 32,500 acres. Spotted Bass with a Green pumpkin yumdinger, Nice numbers of fish but a limited trophy fishery. The upper section of Mountain Island Lake is also good 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. Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT EVEN THE EASIEST SECTIONS OF THE RIVER CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS DURING PERIODS OF HIGH WATER FLOW. Lake Wylie and Mountain Island Lake Map by Kingfisher. Singletracks Merch | 13 in. Best Bike Trails | Wooded greenway which runs along the Catawba River at the base of the Mountain Island Lake Dam. Most of the bank is clear of brush, and a universally accessible, concrete walkway encircles the 6-acre lake. Obtain loaner tackle for free at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. The Catawba River Companion, a guide book of the Catawba River and its lakes. Visitors with their own canoes and kayaks can launch from either the North Canoe Access directly into Mountain Island Lake or from the Gar Creek Canoe Access into the Gar Creek inlet. We don't have any videos of this trail yet. Primary Fish Species: Bluegill, largemouth bass and catfish. 1 oz. The lake also supports Riverbend Steam Station by cooling the steam that drives the turbines and provides a dependable water supply for Mount Holly, Gastonia and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina. Largemouth, Crappie, stripers and blue catfish head the species list. The loop around Mountain Lake is the perfect way to spend a relaxing day on Orcas Island. Mountain Island Lake Gaston - North Carolina 402 catches 667 followers 11 spots Latta Plantation Park TLP at Mountain Island Lake: This 1,343-acre nature preserve borders Mountain Island Lake… Fishing tackle, i... Sign in to your account to find other friends and anglers who are using Fishidy. - Duke Energy - Mountain Island Lake. All Rights Reserved. Mountain Island Lake while only 1/10th the size of Lake Norman, this lake provides drinking water to over 3/4 of a million people in the Charlotte, Mount Holly, Gastonia area. The lake has approximately 3,281 acres of surface area and 61 miles of shoreline. Largemouth Bass with a River2Sea Whopper Plopper, 1 lb. It’s a good idea to drink water or hydrating fluids during the day, especially when you’re active. Mountain Island Lake Park Greenway is a singletrack mountain bike trail in Mount Holly, North Carolina. Latta Plantation boat launch is managed by Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. Fish attractors are marked with buoys. Duke Energy Lake and Recreation Phone: 800-829-5253 or 800-829-LAKE, Latta Plantation Nature Preserve Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation 6211 Sample RoadHuntersville, NC 28078 Phone: 980-314-1129, North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission 1751 Varsity DriveRaleigh, NC 27606 Phone: 919-707-0150 wrccomments@ncwildlife.org. The Carolina Thread Trail is a collaborative effort between multiple government agencies, local land trusts, non-profit organizations, and supporters committed to promoting active recreation and inter-connectivity within our 15 county footprint in the southern piedmont region of North and South Carolina. Holly, NC 28120 MAP. IMBA Epics | Step by step directions for your drive or walk. View maps, videos, photos, and reviews of Mountain Island Lake Park Greenway bike trail in Mount Holly. 14 in. We are expecting severe weather in the Carolina Piedmont over the next 24-48 hours. Bring along a water bottle or hydration backpack on the trail. Latta Plantation Park TLP at Mountain Island Lake: This 1,343-acre nature preserve borders Mountain Island Lake. Full pond elevation is approximately 647.5 feet. Company   Thank you. Please use caution if accessing the trails, and remain patient as our team works to clear them after the weather passes. Best MTB Gear | 13 in. At full pond, the Lake has a total surface area of 2,788 acres and 27 miles of shoreline in Mecklenburg County. Widgets, Explore   Fishermen will find a variety of … At full pond, the Lake has a total surface area of 2,788 acres and 27 miles of shoreline in Mecklenburg County. "Mountain Island Lake was built in 1924 with the construction of Mountain Island Hydroelectric Station. Mountain Bike Deals, Copyright 2020 Blue Spruce Ventures LLC | Carolina Thread Trail Map is administered by Carolina Thread Trail and was developed in partnership with the Center for Community GIS, Catawba River Blueway - Lake Norman Section, Catawba River Blueway - Lake Wylie Section. Channel catfish are stocked regularly and fed daily... Brush has been cleared from several bank areas on the two ponds, and a 50-foot fishing platform has been constructed on the larger 7-acre pond. Mountain Island Lake is a reservoir located just 3 miles from Mount Holly, in Gaston County, in the state of North Carolina, United States. © 2020 Fishidy. Spotted Bass with a River2Sea Whopper Plopper, 1 lb. The Mountain Island Lake section of the Catawba River has a few boat launched located along its course. Mountain Island Lake was created in 1924 with construction of the Mountain Island Hydroelectric Station. Check for nearby geocaches to Catawba River Blueway - Mountain Island Lake Section. #4.24.0. You are trying to access a feature that requires a Fishidy account. Support Us | MTB Podcast | Duke Energy provides two boating access areas on the lake and a tailrace fishing platform for bank fishing in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission." Catawba Lands Conservancy is the lead agency for the Carolina Thread Trail. 15 in. Information about scheduled releases and the impact on downstream flow on the Mountain Island Lake section of the Catawba River is available on the Duke Energy website or by calling 800-829-5253. Although many hikers each year start this trail, very few hikers make it as far down the trail as Island Lake. Spotted Bass with a River2Sea Whopper Plopper, 1 lb. An email address is required to associate with your Fishidy premium subscription. The best access for paddling are the launches at Latta Plantation Preserve. Bring a flashlight or headlamp and wear reflective clothing when out after dark. The North Canoe Access is on the right just past the Visitor Center and the Garr Creek Canoe Access is the first gravel road on the left past the Carolina Raptor Center. © 2020 Carolina Thread TrailAll Rights Reserved. This trail is primarily used for walking, biking, and allows dogs. Address - approximately 8670 NC-73, Stanley, NC 28164 MAP, Launch 2: Neck Road Access (Approximately 1 mile Northwest of Latta Plantation), Address - 5898 Neck Road Huntersville, NC 28078 MAP, Launch 3: Latta Plantation Nature Preserve Access (Appoximately 1 mile South of Neck Road Access), Address - 60' Access Street, Huntersville, NC MAP, Launch 4: Latta Plantation Nature Preserve Access (Approximately 2.4-mile South of Latta Plantation - Launch 2) Kayak Only, Address - Mountain Island Lake, North Carolina, Huntersville, NC 28078 (off of Sample Road), Huntersville, NC 28078 MAP. Explore! Mountain Island Lake was created in 1924 with construction of the Mountain Island Hydroelectric Station. Easily add multiple stops, live traffic, road conditions, or satellite to your route. It is strongly recommended that you check the release schedule for the dam above the section that you are paddling before starting the trip because water levels can increase quickly on the Catawba. Find nearby businesses, restaurants and hotels. Terms | Privacy. Spotted Bass with a River2Sea Whopper Plopper, 1 lb. Launch 5: Riverbend Access (Approximately 3.5 miles West of Latta Plantation - Launch 3), Address - 190 Eddie Nichols Road, Mt. If you wish to paddle connecting sections of the blueway (Lake Norman Section and Lake Wylie Section), you need a car as there are no portage trails around the dams. The black Crappie fishery is highly dynamic, with strong natural reproduction and a large forage base, resulting in lots of fast-growing fish. 6 oz.