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Harris Lake
Harris Lake (New Hill, North Carolina) Sunset.jpg
Panorama of the sun setting over Harris Lake with the nuclear power plant in view.
Location Chatham / Wake counties, North Carolina, United States
Lake type reservoir
Primary inflows Buckhorn Creek
Basin countries United States
Surface area 4,100 acres (1,700 ha)

Harris Lake is a reservoir in New Hill, North Carolina. The lake covers 4,100 acres (17 km2) in southwestern Wake County and southeastern Chatham County. It is the source and outlet of cooling water for the Shearon Harris nuclear power plant. The lake is adjacent but not connected to B. Everett Jordan Lake. It was created by impounding Buckhorn Creek. There are two public boat ramps; one is near the southern end off North Carolina Highway 42, and the other near the northern end by Avent Ferry Road.

Harris Lake County Park is located on the northeastern section of the lake. The 680-acre park features five miles of hiking trails, almost eight miles of bike trails, and other amenities including picnic areas, a fishing pier, and a disc golf course.

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