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Lake Lure in Rutherford County - Western North Carolina Mountains

Lake Lure

The resort town of Lake Lure was incorporated in 1926 as part of Lucius B. Morse's vision of a world-class resort at the gateway to Hickory Nut Gorge. Even though Morse first encounter the seeds of his vision in the year 1900, it wasn't until 1926 that a dam was built across the "Rocky" Broad River and a 720-acre man-made lake was created with 27-miles of shoreline becoming one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Western North Carolina...Lake Lure.

The backdrop of the steep magnificent mountains against the reflective blue waters of the lake inspired some of the scenes from the hit film "Dirty Dancing, " which were filmed here. The hit sound track from the film still echoes off the mountains slopes and waters of Lake Lure. It's quite common to hear many of the songs from the film at various establishments throughout the resort town providing a sense of nostalgia that cause visitors to smile, tap their toes or jump into their own dance steps.


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