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.