Fairfield Lake & Beach


Dubbed the most picturesque recreation facility in Western North Carolina, Sapphire Valley’s Fairfield 55+ acre Lake is complete with a boathouse, dock, rentals, and swimming beach. Explore unbounded nature along the shoreline, search for the perfect fishing hole (North Carolina fishing license required) in a fishing boat rental, or give your legs a workout in a paddleboat! For even more entertainment, try one of our stand-up paddle-boards!



9:00am – 7:00pm


9:00am – 7:00pm


9:00am – 7:00pm


9:00am – 7:00pm


9:00am – 7:00pm


9:00am – 7:00pm


9:00am – 7:00pm

Equipment Rentals

We offer canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, stand up paddleboards, and fishing poles for all lakeside needs.

Friends and Family

Relax lakeside with family and friends alike! Fairfield Lakes’ grassy shores are perfect for dogs!

Endless Lakeside Fun

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

Rental Rates

The Sapphire Valley Master Association provides rental gear on a first come, first serve basis.

Canoe$19/hour2 people per canoe maximum. Includes: paddle (x2), life vests (x2)
Kayak$19/hourIncludes: paddle, life vest. Two person kayaks available upon request
Paddle Boat$19/hourIncludes: life jackets. Two person and four person paddle boats available upon request.
Fishing Boats$25/hourNorth Carolina Fishing license required. Motorboats are available for fishing excursions or simply a cruise of the lake. Boats are powered by trolling motors. Life vests are included.
Fishing Pole$13/day North Carolina Fishing license required. Home to several fish species, including bass, catfish, bluegill, and crappie, Fairfield Lake offers an exceptional fishing experience.