Glenville Lake North Carolina

    Lake Glenville is a reservoir located 8 miles from Cashiers, North Carolina to the dam and public beach. The headwaters, at Hurricane Creek, are less than 2 miles. It was formed by the damming of the west fork of the Tuckasegee River in 1941. Between 1951 and 2002, it was officially known as "Thorpe Reservoir" after J. E. S. Thorpe, Nantahala Power's first p…
    Lake Glenville is a reservoir located 8 miles from Cashiers, North Carolina to the dam and public beach. The headwaters, at Hurricane Creek, are less than 2 miles. It was formed by the damming of the west fork of the Tuckasegee River in 1941. Between 1951 and 2002, it was officially known as "Thorpe Reservoir" after J. E. S. Thorpe, Nantahala Power's first president. It is still listed as such on many maps. The lake bottom plunges as steeply as the mountains that meet the shore. The depth a short distance from the water's edge may register 80 feet or more. The lake has 26 miles of shoreline and encompasses 1450 total acres. It is a twenty-minute drive from Western Carolina University, and the town of Sylva.
    • Address: 425 White Squirrel Trail, Glenville, NC 28736
    • Phone: (404) 409-9688
    • Average stay: 2 hours
    • Depth: 300 feet
    • Surface area: 2.30 sq miles
    • Surface elevation: 3,494 feet
    • Shore length: 26 miles
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