Mountain Island Lake - Charlotte's premier lake community. Partially located within the city limits of northwest Charlotte, Mountain Island Lake was created in 1924 with the building of the Mountain Island Hydroelectric Station. Fed by the Catawba River, Mountain Island Lake is the smallest of the three man-made lakes within Mecklenburg County, located between Lake Norman to the north and Lake Wylie to the south. The lake is approximately 3,281 acres and has a little over 61 miles of shoreline. Full pond elevation is 647.5 feet..
The primary function of Mountain Island Lake is to provide drinking water for residents of Mecklenburg and Gaston counties, creating a closely monitored water supply. This typically means a clean and clear water supply that makes it a popular, publicly accessible lake for boating, sking, canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, multiple water sports and leisure time. Some of the popular communities along Mountain Island Lake include: Mt. Isle Harbor, Overlook, Stonewater and others.
Mountain Island Lake has long been considered a hidden gem within the Charlotte area but is recently becoming known throughout the community as an excellent place to call home . Located just 20 minutes from uptown Charlotte and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, Mountain Island Lake is one of the easiest lakes in the area to access via Highway 16 which is why many professionals are opting to plant their roots here.
In this thriving lake community, one can have it all. One can enjoy nature to its fullest on beautiful Mountain Island Lake while enjoying the proximity to modern conveniences, entertainment and cultural offerings that are just minutes away. Come out today for a visit and learn why Mountain Island Lake has become Charlotte's premier lake community.