Sapphire Valley Resort

Sapphire Valley's Fairfield Lake is the most picturesque recreation facility in Western North Carolina!

This is a Sapphire Valley Master Association Amenity. To Find your Fun off the property and plan your trip, go to [High South Adventures], activities updated daily!

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Live Bait
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Outdoor Grill
Pavilion Rental

Fairfield Lake is approximately 80 acres in size, 1 mile long and 35' deep at the deepest part. 

The lake built in 1895. Before this it was a secluded watershed valley where gold and precious gems were mined. Georgetown Mine was the name of the mining 'town' and remains of the mining operations were flooded and remain to this day on the bottom of the lake. 

Sapphire Valley Resort's Fairfield Lake  
Phone: 828-743-1182

You can canoe and explore the unbounded nature along the lake's shoreline, search for the perfect fishing hole (A North Carolina fishing license is required) in one of the fishing boats, or give your legs a workout in a paddle boat.

For even more fun on Fairfield Lake, try one of our Stand Up Paddleboards!

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Fairfield Lake is home to several species of fish including bass, trout and crappie.

Deer are often seen high on Dobson Mountain overlooking the boat and beach area.  

Boat Rentals Sapphire Valley Resort

Boat Rentals

Canoes, Kayaks, Paddle Boats, Stand Up Paddle Boards are all available!

Fairfield Lake Sapphire Valley Resort

Family and Friends

Relax with friends and family and even dogs on the grassy shores of Fairfield Lake

Boat Dock Sapphire Valley Resort

Clean Family Fun

The Boat Dock serves up rentals as well as cold drinks and snacks! 


Rental Includes two paddles, and life  vests. Maximum of two persons per canoe.  $25.00/ Hour

Fish pole Rental

Rental Includes paddle and life vest. Two person kayaks also are available. 
Double Kayak:
Child Kayak/75 lbs max:

Two person paddleboat
$35.00/ Hour 

Trolling Jon Boat Rental
w/ small electric motor
$35.00/ Hour

Rental includes life vests.

Motorboats are available for fishing excursions or simply a cruise of the lake. Boats are powered by trolling  motors. Life vests are included. 
$22.00/ Hour


(per day) $10.00

(Use of rental for 5 Hours) 
Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboats  
Jon Boat 


A newly (2020) renovated beach awaits all Sapphire Valley
owners and guest this year!
A new 'sun deck' - handrail, concrete entrance ramp and updated furniture will make this a picture perfect hangout!

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