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Get Out on the Water in Halifax County

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Embrace Your Sporty Side

Straddling the border between North Carolina’s Halifax County and Virginia’s Brunswick County lies Lake Gaston, a premiere destination for all types of watersports. With its glassy conditions, Lake Gaston is the perfect place to try waterskiing, wake surfing, wakeboarding, and jet skiing. While these adrenaline-pumping sports might seem difficult at first, you’ll get the hang of them quickly!


If you’d prefer to try a calmer watersport while out on the lake, Lake Gaston Outfitters rents kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding gear. As an added bonus, this local company also sells fishing equipment, which is wonderful, considering the fact that Halifax County is often called the “Rockfish Capital of the World.” Regardless of which watersport you choose, you’ll have a fantastic time at this picture-perfect lake.


While Lake Gaston is ideal for watersports that require calm, flat waters, Roanoke River is great for activities that thrive with a bit of a current. The most popular Roanoke River watersports are canoeing and kayaking. Within the Roanoke River Basin, there are actually over 140 miles of water trails for you to paddle along, so you’ll want to dedicate an entire day to seeing everything this river has to offer. If you keep your eyes open and your arms pumping, you’ll be able to see tree tunnels, river otters, white-tailed deer, beavers, black bears, and more.


If you’re looking for a way to spice up your Roanoke River paddling adventure even more, you’re in luck! If you paddle far enough north, you can kayak or canoe your way from the Roanoke River to Lake Gaston. By doing so, you’ll get to experience the beauty of both major bodies of water in the lovely Halifax County.

Spend a Few Nights at a Lakefront Accommodation

After spending time out on and around Lake Gaston, you’ll never want to leave. Luckily for you, you can make that dream become a reality, at least for the duration of your time in Halifax County. Rather than booking a hotel room in town, you can spend a few nights at an accommodation right on Lake Gaston!

Lake County Realty boasts over a dozen lakefront properties. Each of these wonderful properties are available for weekly rent. Depending on the vacation rental you choose, you can soak up the sun on the deck, fish from the dock, cook up some dinner on the grill, or take advantage of a community swimming pool. But regardless of which accommodation you book, all of Lake County Realty’s properties allow you to enjoy lake life in Halifax from sunrise until sunset.

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