Lake Wylie

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Explore Lake Wylie

Unspoiled. Uncrowded. Unforgettable.

Lake Wylie is the second oldest lake in the Catawba River chain with almost 14,000 square acres of lake surface and over 300 miles of shoreline. Unlike most lakes close to a major metropolitan area, Lake Wylie is virtually undiscovered, uncrowded and, as a result, unforgettable. Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” With its surroundings inspired by Mother Nature, Lake Wylie is a place where you can truly enjoy life at the pace of nature.


Lake Wylie is unique. Most lakes within driving distance of a major city are often overrun, their tranquility swept away. Not so here. Our lake is still a refuge.


Two planned marinas, each conveniently located on either side of the southern peninsula, provide easy, private access to the lake, along with the peace and tranquility that comes with it.


Lake living, in case you didn’t know, creates great memories. Family activities such as boating, hiking and biking are the kind that you’ll always remember, and cherish.

Before You Launch

One of the benefits of living at Handsmill on Lake Wylie is the accessibility of the lake itself. However - it is always best to stay prepared. Whether you’re launching your boat for a day of water skiing, fishing or simply relaxing, we suggest you launch your Internet browser first, and visit these informative websites. Both contain valuable information that will not only make your day on the lake more enjoyable, but safer, too.

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Fishing Lake Wylie

Few on-the-lake activities conjure up a connection like fishing. There’s nothing better than spending time with a friend or a family member on a gently moving boat casting lines into the water. Great conversations and great times are paired up with a great catch. Want to know what fish you can find in Lake Wylie? Check out this easy chart.

See what's biting 

Boating on Lake Wylie

Interested in registering a new boat or obtaining a fishing license? Need information regarding Lake Wylie depth levels or a possible front moving into the area? Before you boat, visit South Carolina’s Department of Natural Resources website. They have all the contact you need to get started. You’ll find out how to safely enjoy all that the lake has to offer.

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