The Town of Lake Santeetlah
The Town of Lake Santeetlah is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, six miles (10 km) north of Robbinsville and within fifteen miles (24 km) of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on a peninsula surrounded by Lake Santeetlah—which in turn is largely surrounded by Nantahala National Forest. The town has more than two hundred residences, many of them second homes owned by permanent residents of Florida and Georgia. The town was organized in 1989 as Santeetlah; in 1999, it changed its name to Lake Santeetlah. The full-time population is 43 at the 2010 census. Santeetlah Lake and the Cheoah District of the Nantahala National Forest which surrounds it provide exceptional recreational opportunities. The lake has a variety of fish including small mouth bass, large mouth bass, walleye, crappie, bream, and lake trout. Santeetlah Marina is the only full-service marina on a lake that has 76 miles (122 km) of shoreline. There are more than fifty primitive campsites scattered around the lake that include a picnic table and fire ring. There are over 200 miles (320 km) of hiking trails in the Cheoah District, and one can hike about eight miles (13 km) from Lake Santeetlah to the Appalachian Trail. Approximately a mile from the town is Cheoah Point Recreation Area, which has developed swimming, camping, and picnic facilities as well as a boat ramp.
Important News & Notices:
January 14th, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Town Hall
January 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Town Hall
Public Hearing January 21, 2020 at 11:30 AM at Town Hall
(Lake Point Investments Variance)
Planning Board Meeting
January 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Town Hall
The Town of Lake Santeetlah currently has a vacancy on the Planning Board. This board is in the process of creating a comprehensive plan and updating the zoning ordinance. The Planning Board is currently an advisory board to the Town Council in Zoning matters. In order to serve you do not have to be a full time resident.
The Town of Lake Santeetlah currently has two vacancies on the Travel Development Authority (TDA) Board. The board monitors the collection of Occupancy Tax and helps determine positive ways to use the funds within the Town. The members who fill these vacancies will need to be rental owners or in some way associated with tax collection.
*Town Property Owners*
- There are TOLS Recycle Bins available at Town Hall for those who would like to pick one up.
We appreciate all those who participate!
*Please do not put plastic bags in the recycling trailer. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!
The Recycling Program is underway at Lake Santeetlah. You can pick up your 14-gallon recycling bin at Town Hall. Click here for a brochure of allowable recycling materials. The recycling trailer is located in the parking lot at Town Hall and is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All recyclables must be dumped at the trailer at Town Hall or taken to the County transfer station on Snowbird Road near Stanley Furniture. The Town recycling trailer is emptied every week during summer months and every 2 weeks during colder weather. Contact Town Hall if you have any questions about the recycling program or any problems with the trailer.