Wildcat Lake

Hickory Nut Gap Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604

(828) 897-4582

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Fully re-opening on June 19th, 2021 at 11am. Wildcat Lake offers a white sand beach, two swimming areas, a swimming dock, and two fishing docks. In addition, there are four shelters for rent and two playground areas. The picnic facilities and bath house at Tufts Memorial Park, which combined with the sand beach and child friendly fishing, make Wildcat Lake a great place to spend the day for visitors and residents alike. * Open to fishing anytime. * Open to swimming during the following hours only: Monday-Saturday: 11am - 5:45pm and Sunday: 1pm - 5:45pm ****Notice**** Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited Pets Prohibited Wildcat Lake is managed by the non-profit Edgar Tufts Memorial Association in Banner Elk, NC. All donations to the lake help support daily operations, lifeguards, maintenance and supplies.