Adding buoys to the lake is a lengthy process.
Members of the Nantahala Community are once again reaching out to commissioners for help establishing a recreation area at Nantahala Lake.
Nantahala community member Daniel Loop spoke to the Macon County Board of Commissioners last week asking for help making a cove on the lake safer for residents for recreational use.
According to Loop, there is buoy located at Lakes End Pier that sits 50 yards off of the shore. The buoy is intended to signify to boaters that starting 50 yards from the end of the pier, the lake is a "no wake zone." The buoy stands as one of three legal buoys on the lake, and allows residents of the community to use the cove for recreational activity without having to worry about watercrafts zooming by. With tourists and visitors using Nantahala Lake throughout the year, Loop explained that not everyone knows the boating safety rules and the buoy is often ignored.