Explore Lake Blue Ridge Dam
Rivers are not the only water options in the area. Lake Blue Bridge is a gorgeous site, and visiting the dam at Lake Blue Ridge Dam Recreation Area Park is a unique way to view it. At the rec area you can learn about the dam, nosh on your picnic lunch, pull out your fishing pole, or just take in the lake views. It’s also fun to drive down to the base of the dam. You can see where the river comes out at the bottom. And, don’t forget to look behind you - the view back up to the highway you were just on is pretty cool!
Morganton Point Recreation Area
I’m cheating a little here. The Point is technically not free, but it’s so affordable I have to include it. For $5 per car you can see the lake from another perspective. Lounge on the beach, have a picnic, launch a kayak or swim in the lake if the weather is warm enough. The view from the beach is unbelievable.
Hike, Bike, Swim and Picnic at Lake Blue Ridge Recreation Area
We’re not finished sharing all the fun to do at Lake Blue Ridge. Don’t miss the Lake Blue Ridge Day-Use Area with a gated, paved trail boasting great views of the lake. There are no cars here, so it’s a great place to mediate or bring the kids without worry. You will also find a great cove here with grassy areas and picnic tables, and in season you (and Fido) can swim here. Great place to launch your kayak and explore the other coves in the area. Adjacent to the cove is the Lake Loop another trail, (not paved) just under one mile long. It’s great for taking a hike, seeing the lake or setting out a fishing line from the bank.