• Length: 11 Miles
• Surface Area: 345 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 40 feet
Situated in the plains, valleys and gentle hills of North Carolina's Piedmont region is a private lake resort community called Lake Royale. As its name more than hints, Lake Royale gives its residents a year-round royal treatment of the best amenities and most delightful activities any community can offer. The 345-acre lake is a man-made creation that was constructed entirely for recreational usage. It all began when members of American Realty Corporation acquired land that was once part of the Seven Paths farming community. A dam was constructed on Cypress Creek to build a lake which was first called Lake Sagamore. In 1972, the enterprising company built a lodge and soon began selling property around the lake. But in 1977, the lake was transferred to National American Corporation who changed its name to Lake Royale.
Although Lake Royale primarily serves year-round residents, it is also a great vacation spot. Short-term visitors have the option of renting a condominium with amenities such as golfing, tennis, swimming, water skiing and fishing. RV and camping lots are available for purchase, and there are camping grounds for visitors.
Lake Royale is considered part of Louisburg, the county seat of Franklin County, settled on the banks of the Tar River that used to carry tar-barges en route to the sea.