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#16 googoodan

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:09 PM

Don't swim in lake water.
http://en.m.wikipedi...litis#section_1

#17 Floppin

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:17 AM

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.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:26 AM

You can dip down to Tryon and they have a few nice quaint restaurants. It's where we used to drink on Sundays when the upstate enforced the blue laws.

My parents swear by Sidestreet Pizza's pesto pizza.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:13 PM

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.


Last summer a kid died of the infection after swimming in a river. Definitely not stagnant.
Last month a kid died from the infection after swimming in man made Lake Marion. Water temperature is a bigger factor than stagnation.
It doesn't even need to be terribly warm. A kid died in Minnesota a few weeks ago after swimming in a lake.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:39 PM

we all die....

i want to swim

#21 Inimicus

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:50 PM

Every time I roll my kayak to cool off I come up with a head full of water. Since that hasn't killed me yet (and Ive rolled in some pretty nasty water) I think it will be ok.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:26 PM

Check out Larkins on the Lake. If you have a boat you can dock there and go eat or hang out outside in the bar area.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:58 PM

Last summer a kid died of the infection after swimming in a river. Definitely not stagnant.
Last month a kid died from the infection after swimming in man made Lake Marion. Water temperature is a bigger factor than stagnation.
It doesn't even need to be terribly warm. A kid died in Minnesota a few weeks ago after swimming in a lake.


Calm it down Mysophobe. Live life a little and don't worry about dying so much. I don't know that I'd live my life worrying about possibly contracting a bacteria that has killed less than a thousand people in history. (granted it's probably more than that since the ability to diagnose is relatively recent, but it's still VERY low odds). You have a greater chance of catching and dying from E.Coli from a public swimming pool than this.

#24 ladypanther

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:38 PM

The Notebook wasn't filmed at Lake Lure. Ingles or Walmart in Hendersonville is a really short drive from town if you're needing supplies/groceries straight up 64. One of the best hamburgers I've eaten was at Larkins but the last time I went the food quality was pretty poor. They could have just had a bad day so I recommend at least giving them a try. Swimming, boating, hiking you have a lot of outdoor activities to choose from so Lake Lure is a great place if you enjoy that type of stuff. Oh and watch out for the cops, they're terrible.


I believe Lake Lure now has an Ingles.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:41 PM

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.

#26 Floppin

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:45 PM

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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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:50 PM

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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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:52 PM

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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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:36 AM

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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Posted 11 August 2012 - 12:55 PM

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


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