Known as the “Switzerland of America,” this man-made lake was the first to be created in the Appalachian Mountains. The Toxaway Company completed the excavation of Lake Toxaway in 1903. Today, with fourteen miles of shoreline, Lake Toxaway remains the largest private lake in North Carolina. In an effort to preserve the pristine solitude of the lake, only residents are allowed its use. This distinctive community is a private resort of exceptional quality. The recreational amenities of this 5,000 acre community include an eighteen-hole golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, boating, fishing and miles of hiking trails. Many of Lake Toxaway’s homesites offer panoramic views of the mountains, the lake, or golf course.