Campsite Rentals

About Lake Michie Recreation Area Campsite

The Lake Michie Recreation Area is located in Bahama at Spruce Pine Lodge and Archery Range Road. Overlooking Lake Michie, this recreation area offers camping, boating (paved boat launch), fishing and trail hiking. The area has 7 primitive campsites open year-round. Each site has a tent pad, grill and picnic table. No electrical hookups are available and campers should bring water and other necessities. Vehicular access to the campgrounds is limited. Driving directions can be found via Google Maps.

Reservations


Prior to use of the camping facility, a permit must be obtained from the Parks and Recreation Department. Email reservations@durhamnc.gov, call 919-560-4355, ext. 27202, or visit our administration office at 400 Cleveland Street, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

All campsite reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance.

Fees


Rental Fees (CR: City Resident | NCR: Non-City Resident)  
Group Sites Monday-Sunday (per night) CR: $20 NCR: $25
Individual Sites Monday-Sunday (per night) CR: $10 NCR $12

Campsite Information


Camping on property owned or controlled by the City is only allowed in areas that have been designated and approved for such use by the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Camping includes, but is not limited to, the erection and use of hammocks, boxes, tarps, tents, huts, and structures of whatever kind for the purposes of facilitating sleeping or providing shelter. Unless otherwise approved by the City, no person may construct, erect or use any hammock, box, tarp, tent, hut, or structure of whatever kind for the purposes of facilitating sleeping or providing shelter on any property owned or controlled by the City without having obtained a permit from the Department of Parks and Recreation.