Located near Raleigh, NC, conditions at Fantasy Lake have become less appealing. Recently there have been efforts to improve the site.
There are still lots of things to see and visit if you time it right. Spring has been the best time to see the city bus, graveyard and tombstones (not real), sunken glass bottom boat, rock crusher, 3 wheel motorcycles, and more. Later in the year the algae bloom restricts visibility but early can be quite fun.
There are lots of entrance points and most are very easy. Usually a gravel path into the water or from a dock. The lake is large and has some 70+ feet deep areas
Facilities are limited on site. Last time we dove there were no airfills available on site and the entrance fee was placed in an unmanned collection box.