Lake Tomahawk Park provides users a place to play, walk, swim, gather, commune and relax within a 16.3-acre parcel located centrally in Black Mountain. Lake Tomahawk is fed by Tomahawk Branch and spans 8.9 acres in size.The dam, which creates the lake itself, was constructed between 1933 and 1935. Since that time, a walking trail, numerous facilities, and several structures have been added around the lake to form the park you enjoy today.
The Lakeview Center, a 5,485 two-level facility, was constructed around 1932 and renovated in 1975 and 2010.
Lake Tomahawk Park features amenities such as a pavilion, fishing pier, playground, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, public restrooms and a walking trail. Non-motorized boats are allowed on the water. The walking trail is .55 of a mile and is the most used amenity at Lake Tomahawk. The pavilion was built in 1993 and features ten picnic tables and one small charcoal grill. The Black Mountain Pool is also located at the park and was completely renovated in 2009.
In order to fish at Lake Tomahawk, adults need to have a valid North Carolina fishing license. Kids under the age of 14 do not need a license, but must be accompanied by a licensed adult. Fishing licenses can be obtained online through NC Wildlife.