Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fontana Village Resort, North Carolina

Fontana Lake, Western North Carolina
Fontana Lake, created by the building of TVA's Fontana Dam, extends 30 miles into the Great Smoky Mountains.  This deep water lake offers excellent boating and fishing (bass, bream, crappie, and trout from tributary streams) and is a rendezvous for sight-seers visiting near-by Fontana Village Resort, Western North Carolina.

Fontana Dam and Fontana Village
North Carolina
This famous TVA dam is the highest in Eastern America and forms a lake surrounded by the most magnificent scenery in America.

Fontana Villge Resort
Fontana Dam, North Carolina
In the southern edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, trail riders of the wilderness pause on the high elevation of the old Appalachian Trail (world's longest foot path, extending from Maine to Georgia), to look down on Fontana Dam (background), largest in the Tennessee Valley Authority chain, largest in the East, and the little town of Fontana Village nestled in the valley below.
More than 1,000,000 people, representing every state and more than 50 foreign countries visit Fontana Dam annually.
Inscription inside the lobby of the Power House at the base of the dam reads: "BUILT FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1942-1945."

Fall colors at Fontana Village Resort
Fontana Dam, North Carolina
On Highway N.C. 28, in the heart of a vast wilderness area between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Nantahala National Forest.  300 cottages - 56 room lodge - complete resort facilities.

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