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Carolina Lakes is a gated community of approximately 1,700 homes (Deed Restrictions Apply).  The Association has approximately 35 miles of "private" paved roads and is best known for our Lakes: Crystal, Diamond, Mirror, Sapphire, Silver, Ski Lake, and Lake Carolina (the main lake-approximately 240 acre) with two marina pavilions.
Many of our residents enjoy boating, kayaking, and Golf, as well as woodsy feel of our community. Our diverse community includes active duty military, civilian contractors, retirees and a multitude of school age kids.  
Harnett County has four distinct seasons with a temperate climate and plenty of sunshine.  Within the past few years a variety of retail businesses have opened nearby and the cities of Sanford, Fayetteville and Raleigh is just a short drive away.
An example of our amenities and programs offered include:
A Swimming Pool (with lessons offered through the YMCA)
Scott Dyer Field (with Soccer Camp offered through Challenger Sports "British Soccer") 
Tennis Courts
Basketball Court
A Fitness Trail
Various Clubs and Groups
Many more great amenities!

Carolina Lakes

Upcoming Events

Fireworks July 3rd 9pm
Farmer’s Market July 3rd 5-8pm, clubhouse parking lot
Fireworks will be set off on the main lake dam on Friday, July 3rd at 9pm. (see photos)
Due to safety regulations mandated by the Fire Marshall, pedestrians will not be allowed access on the dam from noon until midnight on July 3rd. Access will be for the fireworks setup and Fire Marshall only. Please note the red line in the photo below- this area will be blocked to residents.
Boats are restricted to 500 feet from the fireworks launch location. (red perimeter -see photos)
All boats traveling through the canal need to stay in the no wake zone indicated by the green arrow until they pass the restricted area. Please use the main body of water for viewing.
People wishing to launch boats are encouraged to do so early.  Heavy delays are expected- please plan accordingly.
Residents must use the GateHouse software and ensure that all guests have received the barcode guest pass prior to arriving at the gate. All guests must still enter in the left lane. PLEASE have your guests arrive prior to 5pm to avoid major backups on Buffalo Lake Rd.  Scannable passes will be required; guests cannot be called in for arrival after 5pm.
Marina parking is closed to all guests- residents parking only.  No POA-sponsored event will be taking place at the marina. 
Farmer’s Market will be moved to the clubhouse parking lot for July 3rd only during regularly scheduled times (5-8pm). Social distancing must still be observed and masks are required. 

Guest Passes for Gate Access

Please click the link above to access your account or copy and paste the link below into your browser.
Please click the link above for instructions on how to log into your new account and important information on how to manage visitor access.
If you need assistance, please contact the POA office during business hours at 919-499-9122 or

Community Notices

Effective 5:00 pm Friday may 22, 2020 NC will be entering Phase 2 of the Governor’s Safer at Home Order.  In an effort to maintain the safety of our community and follow Governor Cooper's mandates, the following updates to the Carolina Lakes amenities closures will take place:
Playgrounds and Marina bathrooms will remain closed due to our inability to properly sanitize multiple times per day in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.
Outdoor open areas, fitness trails, and sports courts, Marina Pavilions, Marina beach, lake access will remain open.  People should not gather in groups of 10 or more and physical distancing should still be observed. Residents are encouraged to sanitize any tables or equipment used as the POA cannot maintain these in accordance with state and CDC guidelines; use of these items are at the risk of the residents and their guests. 
The business office will open to the public.  A limit of two customers will be permitted in the office at a time; the lobby will be open with available paperwork for residents to fill out and have ready before entering.  We ask that you wear a mask for the safety of our employees.  Any payments of cash require exact change, please call the office at 919-499-9122 if you have questions.
The clubhouse remains closed to rentals and gatherings over 10.  Meetings and clubs of 10 or less can be scheduled with the office and can be held between 9a-5p Monday-Friday.  The clubhouse lending library is open during business hours.
The pool remains closed.  In addition to stringent requirements imposed by state of NC, the CDC, and NCDHHS to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are behind in opening due to an emergency plumbing repair and delayed ability to certify lifeguard staff until Phase 2 was implemented.  A separate email will be sent if/when the pool is able to open.
Just a reminder that community rules are still in effect.  If you need a copy of the Community Code, you can find it on our website Thank you again for all your continued support of Carolina Lakes POA!
Our IT committee has implemented a text messaging system for general information and emergency notification.  IF you would like to sign up for text alerts please do the following:
1.  Sign in to the .info site
2.  Go to your PROFILE and select UPDATE PROFILE
4.  ENTER THE PHONE NUMBER you wish to have the information sent to  
5.  SAVE the changes and you are signed up for text message alerts!

Frequent Forms

*Need to report a complaint, have a suggestion, or have a compliment? To file an official report CLICK HERE
*Need to submit an architectural request? CLICK HERE to complete a short Miscellaneous Architect Form

*Have some free time to volunteer for a committee or event, or want to become more involved in our community? CLICK HERE


Security Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
7pm to 9pm
Board Meeting
Thursday, July 16, 2020
7pm to 8:30pm
Friday Bridge
Friday, July 17, 2020
9:45am to 12pm

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91 Clubhouse DR,
Sanford, NC 27332


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Office Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
  • Friday: 9am - 12pm
  • Open every 3rd Thursday until 7:00 pm (Board Meeting Night)