Lake Operations

Director of Lake Operations, Dean Givens, CLM

The Director of Lake Operations is H. Dean Givens, CLM

Phone: 828-625-9983 ext.501 Cell: 447-7430

Fax: 828-625-8371


The Lake Operations Office is located at 197 Buffalo Shoals Road, next to the Lake Lure Dam.

In addition to routine patrols by Lake Operations, the lake is also patrolled by the Lake Lure Police Department and the North Carolina Wildlife Commission. 


Lake Operations is responsible for the following:

  • Lake enforcement and patrols
  • Lake structures
  • Public liaison
  • All boat permitting
  • Commercial boat licensing
  • Emergency response on the lake
  • Fisheries management
  • Dredging
  • Commercial activities and special events
  • Water quality and testing - (overlaps with Environmental Management)
  • Buoy placement and replacement

Environmental Management:

  • Sedimentation & Erosion Control (land disturbance)
  • Floodplain Management
  • Tree protection
  • The health and management of our flora and fauna
Learn more about Environmental Management for the Town of Lake Lure here