A small town in South Eastern North Carolina where generations of friends and family spend the summer. And yes you must have been there for at least 3 generations in order to be a local! It is a WL rule!
White Lake's first commercial operation open in 1901. The town was incorporated in 1951 and has a population of approximately 500 year-round with 200,000 tourists visiting the lake each summer. White Lake offers excellent swimming, boating, and water skiing for the perfect family vacation. In addition, the lake has amusement parks, and numerous other recreational facilities. Motel, cottages, and campground accommodations are available as well as permanent home sites. A beautiful 18-hole golf course is located between Elizabehttown and White Lake. White Lake is unique in that is has a white sandy bottom and is blessed with crystal clear waters. This is because it is fed by subterranean springs. It is truly a child's paradise in that there are no currents, no tides, no hazardous depressions or real dangers of any kind to swimmers. It has been labeled "The Nation's Safest Beach." Some of the accommodations are open all year. It is a choice resort area for southeastern North Carolina and one can spend an active and exciting day on the beaches and in the arcades, or a leisure time in the deep cool shade. White Lake is proud to be home of the annual "White Lake Water Festival."