Lake Wylie is a beautiful man-made lake on the shores of both North and South Carolina. The Catawba River runs through the middle of it. Can you swim in Lake Wylie? YES!

The short answer is, Yes! Of course.

Lake Wylie is the drinking water reservoir for Charlotte. It is heavily monitored.

However, there are times when certain events will negatively effect a small area of the lake. When that happens small areas should be avoided as a swimming location.

If you want to know where its safe to swim in Lake Wylie, a great source is This website is updated constantly by organizations all over the country to give you water quality and swim advisory notices.

If you want more information on swim advisories or good swimming spots, contact us!