Besides fishing the High
Rock Lake is great for water sports. Early summer mornings you
can see a few knee and wake boarders skimming
across the glass-like water. Jet skis are
permitted and abundant. Likewise there are a lot
of water skiers jumping their boats wake.
Sailing is also common but most of the sailors
are on the main body of the
lake. Skip Jack Harbor is
home to many yachts and sailboats. With a
maximum water depth around 50 feet near the dam,
a really deep hulled boat would not have much
room to play.
Water levels vary
throughout the year as the dam is
hydroelectric and controls the draw of the
During times of a water shortage the lake can
drop significantly, however this is rare. Most
commonly the lake experiences a slight draw down
in the winter months, which allows pier repairs
to be done. During the summer months water
levels are pretty consistent, depending on the
Overall, High Rock
is a wonderful lake for all types of users. It is one of
the last remaining affordable lakes in the area.
Many old fishing shacks can still be bought and
turned into great vacation or permanent homes.
ALCOA (Aluminum Company of America)
monitors the lake and controls the pier permits
and public access areas. Currently boat houses,
boat ramps, and bulkheads are no longer
permitted to be installed but existing ones are
grandfathered in. For more details or specific
questions please feel free to contact us.