As summer reaches its peak, it is time to start planning a late summer escape. High point is located just an hour from Charlotte, Greensboro and Hickory. This modern cottage is perfect for family vacations, a couple’s weekend away, or a reunion with old friends. High point cottage Two queen beds and two full bathroom make our cottage the perfect size for small groups. Fully equipped kitchen (stove, microwave and dishwasher) with large dining table that seats 10 overlooking the lake. All kitchen appliances, two flat screen TV's with Direct TV service. Spacious screened front deck with outdoor furniture, gas grill, and large outdoor dining table. Stairs lead down to the dual dock (large fixed dock and large floating dock) where we spend all of our time either swimming, setting sail, fishing or taking in the beautiful evening views of lake lookout. Lake lookout Lookout shoals lake is a 1,300-acre reservoir, also known affectionately as lake lookout to the many residents who live there. Created along the Catawba river between Lake Hickory and Lake Norman, the reservoir's main purpose is hydro power generation. Boating The long, irregular shoreline consists of many narrow coves and arms, giving the lake a feeling of endless, meandering waters. Nearly 40% of the shoreline is designated for preservation. The 1,300 acres of water provide plenty of space for waterskiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, swimming, pontooning and sailing. The narrow arms and coves lend themselves to kayaking and canoeing. Fishing The lake is a popular spot for anglers seeking largemouth bass, crappie, panfish and several varieties of catfish. Striped bass are stocked yearly. The wildlife resource commission has worked diligently to enhance fish habitats, improving native aquatic vegetation stands to promote spawning and food sources. Fishing tournaments are held at the reservoir on a regular basis. Canoeing A special canoe launch site is located below the lake hickory dam at catawba county's riverbend park for floating the stretch of river down into lookout shoals lake. An angler's trail provides bank fishing.