Lake Adger is approximately 438 surface acres with approximately 14.5 miles of private shoreline and spectacular mountain views. Boating, fishing and water recreation are a focus here. Restrictions are in place to provide a safe environment for the full recreational use and enjoyment of the lake, including boating, swimming and fishing. There is an 80-horsepower limit on pontoon boats and a 60-horsepower restriction on any other water craft; to maintain its tranquil environment, no jet skis or water-skiing is permitted.

The lake has been stocked with Muskellunge (Muskies) as part of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources fish-stocking program. Juvenile fish are released in October. The average size fish released is 8″ to 18" in length.