In 1941, the west fork of the Tuckaseegee River was damned and the resulting reservoir became what is now known as Lake Glenville. Lake Glenville, with 26 miles of shoreline and more than 1,400 acres, is the centerpiece of the Glenville community located between Cashiers and Sylva on Hwy 107. It is the highest man-made lake east of the Mississippi and provides an abundance of water and outdoor recreation opportunities.
Lake Glenville sits 3,500 feet above sea level ad is the highest lake east of the Mississippi. Fishermen can find Bass, Trout, Walleye, Catfish, Bream, Panfish and Crappie in the 125-feet deep lake. Signal Ridge Marina is the only marina located on the lake offering boat rentals and equipment.
Glenville is a popular lakeside vacation home rental destination with stunning mountain and lake vistas and an average temperature of 83 degrees during the summer months. During the holiday season Glenville bustles with families in search of the perfect Christmas “choose and cut” evergreen from its many tree farms.