HIGH ROCK LAKE for the outdoor lover!
Whether it’s boating, fishing, or sitting by the lake, High Rock Lake has something for the outdoor lover. As one of the largest recreational areas in Rowan County, it is home to great fishing, marinas, and beautiful lake front properties. High Rock Lake was the host of the 1994, 1995, 1998 and 2007 Bassmasters Classic Bass Tournament which has brought local and national attention to the area.
The lake is considered one of the best fisheries in the state and it’s the only lake in North Carolina to be chosen to host the Bassmasters Classic four times. High Rock has also hosted many other national qualifying tournaments and hundreds of local tournaments.
High Rock Lake was impounded in 1928 and is now the second largest lake in North Carolina with 365 miles of shoreline, 15,180 acres, and an average depth of 16 feet. It begins at the confluence of the Yadkin River and the South Yadkin River. As the northernmost of the Uwharrie Lakes, High Rock Lake’s name is derived from neighboring "High Rock Mountain", the tallest mountain in the Uwharrie’s. The lake serves as a boundary between Davidson and Rowan counties and is a reservoir for hydroelectric power generation. High Rock Lake is currently managed and operated by Alcoa.
Rowan Shrine Club on High Rock Lake