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 lake. 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 weather.
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.