NEBO – Forget about hauling the boat to the Great Lakes for spectacular fishing and boating. One of the best places to take in those summertime recreational stalwarts is right here in Western North Carolina.
Lake James State Park, about an hour east of Asheville in McDowell and Burke counties, has just been voted No. 10 out of the Top 100 Family-Friendly Places to Fish and Boat by Take Me Fishing, part of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. The winners were based on 650,000 votes cast by 35,000 anglers and boaters to support their favorite fishing and boating locations to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 4-12.