Beaver Lake

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Beaver Lake is home to the spirit of a young man who drowned here in the 1970s, according to local lore. His ghost is seen on the lakeshore. A female apparition also has been spotted standing on the dam and looking down into the water. She is thought to be one of the many folks who have committed suicide here.

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Geographic Information

Beaver Lake
Asheville, NC
United States

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35.6345873, -82.56254059999998
Buncombe County, North Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Woodfin, NC (1.1 mi.)
Asheville, NC (2.4 mi.)
Weaverville, NC (4.3 mi.)
Biltmore Forest, NC (7.2 mi.)
Bent Creek, NC (9.0 mi.)
Swannanoa, NC (9.5 mi.)
Royal Pines, NC (11.3 mi.)
Avery Creek, NC (11.9 mi.)
Fairview, NC (12.5 mi.)
Marshall, NC (13.1 mi.)


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