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Almost all man made lakes have enough current that they aren't "stagnant", thus not a breeding ground for such bacteria. Random moss covered ponds....yeah don't swim there. Lake Lure, Watauga Lake, etc.....swimming is ok.

You know Watauga Lake? That is my "home lake." I grew up in that area.

Now I live near Lake James. Plan to be swimming there this weekend.

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You know Watauga Lake? That is my "home lake." I grew up in that area.

Now I live near Lake James. Plan to be swimming there this weekend.

Yeah, I'm from Boone. My dad had a ski boat and we used to camp on one of the lake's islands a few times every summer.

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Yeah, I'm from Boone. My dad had a ski boat and we used to camp on one of the lake's islands a few times every summer.

Cool. I am from Elizabethton, TN. That is a nice lake.

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Yeah it's beautiful and, because of the steep slope and the fact that 75% of the shore line is national forest, undeveloped

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I've caught some huge wall-eye at Watauga. Thats also where I caught my biggest catfish. One of those islands is where I first smoked weed. Ahhh the memories.

But don't swim in lakes OR public pools.

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...and live in a bubble, eat protein paste, and autoclave yourself everyday.

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I prefer glass beads. Autoclave is overkill. Or, you could swim in clean water.

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Thanks for all the advice. It was a great trip and a cool place.

some pics for anyone who cares - http://imgur.com/a/yKXIx#0

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I swear that's the cabin I picked out to rent a couple years ago...

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Its where this scene was filmed:

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There's one heck of an Army-Navy store there! :angry:

Darn! I just found out it closed! Carried great camping gear as well.

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