Community’s request could take until spring to complete.

After years of trying to establish a safe recreation spot at Nantahala Lake, Macon County Commissioners voted to approve an application Tuesday night that would begin the process to work with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to establish a “no wake zone” within the Lakes End Cove area of Nantahala Lake.

Daniel Lopp, a member of the Nantahala community, has been petitioning commissioners to make a request to the state for months and with the help of North Carolina Wildlife Resource Officer Mark Ray, gained the approval of commissioners Tuesday night.