Lake Information for Belews Lake
Belews Lake is a man-made reservoir in Stokes, Rockingham, and Forsyth counties of North Carolina, near the towns of Stokesdale and Walnut Cove. It was created in 1973 by the Duke Energy corporation to provide cooling water for the corporation's Belews Creek Steam Station, a coal-burning power plant.
Belews Creek Steam Station
The lake has a surface area of 3,864 acres (16 km2) and an 88-mile (142 km) shoreline. It is held back by a rolled earth dam and a concrete spillway. The northern portion of the lake commonly has depths of over 100 feet and the lake reaches up to 130 feet (40 m) deep in the vicinity of the dam. There is no hydroelectric power generation at this dam, so the lake is not bound by many FERC regulations.
It was formed from Belews Creek, a small tributary of the Dan River. U.S. Route 158 and North Carolina State Highway 65, as well as a number of secondary roads provide access to the lake. Boating and water skiing are common on the lake.
Two marinas on the lake include Humphrey's Ridge, which has a grill that serves food, and Carolina Marina, which has boat sales and service facilities.
Species of fish include: Largemouth bass, hybrid striped bass, striped bass, spotted bass, crappie, sunfish, and catfish.
Businesses Located Nearby
- Belew Wake Marine Incorporated
- 4250 Ellisboro Rd - Stokesdale, NC
- (336) 548-1900
- Boat Dock Beach Club
- 339 N Shore Dr - Lexington, NC
- (336) 859-3625
- Tiger Boats
- 2900 Oak Ridge Rd - Oak Ridge, NC
- (336) 644-6924
- Hampton Inn Jonesville
- 1632 Nc-67 - Jonesville, NC
- (336) 835-1994
- Ohenry Hotel
- 624 Green Valley Rd - Greensboro, NC
- (336) 854-2000
- Humphrey's Ridge Family
- 241 Humphreys Ridge Dr - Stokesdale, NC
- (336) 427-3949
Bar and Restaurant
- Stix Sports Bar & Restaurant
- 2589 Eric Ln - Burlington, NC
- (336) 222-7770
- Claddagh Bar & Restaurant
- 130 E Parris Ave - High Point, NC
- (336) 841-0521
- Fuzzy's Bar-B-Que
- 407 Highway St - Madison, NC
- (336) 427-4130