LAKE TOXAWAY - QUICK FACTS

Lake Toxaway

  • Western North Carolina’s Largest Private Lake
  • Size: 640 acres
  • Shoreline: 14 miles
  • Depth: 50 feet
  • Base Elevation: 3,010 feet
  • Water Source: Part of the Savannah River Basin with multiple streams feeding the lake.  Main source of water is the Toxaway River
  • Fish: Rainbow trout, large and smallmouth bass, bluegill, shellcrackers, catfish and walleye
  • Access: Private, Lake Toxaway Estate property owners and guest of the Greystone Inn only
  • Recreation: Swimming, boating, skiing and tubing, and fishing (No jet or kite skiing)

 

Lake Cardinal

  • Size: 65 acres
  • Shoreline: 2 miles
  • Elevation: 3,030 feet
  • Water Source: Toxaway River and various streams
  • Fish: Rainbow and brook trout, large and smallmouth bass, and bluegill
  • Access: Private, for use of property owners adjacent to Lake Cardinal
  • Recreation: Swimming, canoeing, motor boating (up to 3 HP electric motors), small boat sailing, and kayaking 

 

Boundaries

  • Lake Toxaway is comprised of approximately 5,000 acres and is bounded by seven mountains:

 

  • Toxaway Mountain 9highest point)        4,777 feet
  • Cold Mountain                                     4,640 feet
  • Big Panthertail Mountain                       4,500 feet
  • Ravenrock Mountain                             4,280 feet
  • Little Panthertail Mountain                     3,800 feet
  • Lakeside Mountain                                3,600 feet        
  • Hawk Mountain                                     3,320 feet

 

  • More than 50 % of Transylvania County is government forests.  Lake Toxaway Estates is bounded by a state parks and a national forest:
  • Panthertown Valley -    6,700 acre nature preserve (Part of the Nantahala National Forest)
  • Gorges States Park – 7,500 acres

 

Climate

  • Average daytime high in July: 75 degrees
  • Average nighttime low in July: 55 degrees
  • Average Daytime high in January: 51 degrees
  • Average nighttime low in January: 27 degrees
  • Average annual rainfall: 80 inches
  • Average annual snowfall: 15 inches
  • Driest month: October

 

 

Homes

        • 1250 Platted Properties (including condos, lots, properties with subdivide rights)
        • 900 Current Property Owners (approximately)
        • 725 Current Homes (including condos)
        • 135 Families are permanent year-around residents

 

Waterfalls

In Lake Toxaway Estates:

        •      Toxaway Falls               350 feet high
        •      Deep Ford Falls              75 feet high
        •      Little Deep Ford Falls    100 feet high
        •      Raven Rock Falls            80 feet high
        •      Mills Creek Falls           280 feet high

                                           There are many other waterfalls within a short drive.  There are about 250 waterfalls in the county
                                        

Amenities

  • Golf -  New Kris Spence World Class Golf Course
  • Tennis - 5 Har-Tru courts
  • Marina
  • Swimming Pool
  • Croquet
  • Lake Activities
  • Hiking
  • Fitness Center
  • Tom Fazio Golf Learning Center
  • 20,000 square foot club house and pro shop
  • Fine Dining
  • Social Programs
  • Greystone Inn and Spa
  • Meadow Ridge Pavilion – 70 acres of common area

 

Medical Services

  • First responders within Lake Toxaway Estates
  • EMS Unit within 3 miles of Lake Toxaway development
  • Toxaway Medical Center just outside entrance
  • Regional Hospital in Brevard, 18 miles
  • Large Regional Medical Complex in Asheville, 50 miles
  • Helicopter Ambulance Service to Asheville and Greenville, SC
  • Toxaway Pharmacy just outside entrance

 

 

Distances (in Miles)

  • Asheville, NC – 50 miles
  • Atlanta, GA – 150 miles
  • Charlotte, NC – 150 miles
  • Columbia, SC – 167 miles
  • Greenville, SC – 60 miles
  • Knoxville, TN – 140 miles
  • Brevard, NC – 15 miles
  • Cashiers, NC - 13 miles
  • Highlands, NC – 23 miles

 

 

 

Airports

    • Asheville – 1 hour
    • Greenville/Spartanburg – 1 ½ hours
    • Atlanta –  3 hours
    • Charlotte – 3 hours



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