Lake Auman, the heart of Seven Lakes West, has 800 acres of lake with over 13 miles of shoreline, a wide breadth and depth at an average of 32 feet and deepest depth of about 100 feet. As such, the lake is the setting for sailing, power boating, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, fishing and, of course, swimming. The lake has a designated water ski and tow area. The marina at Johnson Point has a boat launch, reserved boat slips, storage for kayaks and canoes, a sandy beach, a floating swim platform, gazebos for picnicking and a small fishing pier. Various clubs, including Lake Auman Sports Club, Lake Auman Water Sports Club and Seven Lakes Sailing Club ensure the ongoing enjoyment of the lake.
Lake Auman and its dam are wholly-owned by the community and are the community’s most precious resources. The lake is the clearest lake in North Carolina and the second cleanest of all surrounding states. The pristine water of the spring-fed lake is, in part, due to no in-flowing streams, no significant influx of silt, regular monitoring of water clarity, water chemistry and bacteria, a septic management program and careful use of fertilizers. The dam has met / exceeded state requirements for dam integrity.
To further sustain these resources and meet compliance standards, the dam is professionally monitored by a state-certified dam engineer of record twice a year and annually by the state. Two standing, member-supported committees contribute to the health and safety of the lake. The Dam Committee is responsible for the maintenance, protection, and preservation of Lake Auman dam while the Lake Committee oversees the operation and maintenance of the lake and community ponds. The committee contributes articles about lake Rules and Regulations, fishing and boating guidelines, water quality and water safety issues.