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Lake Michie Boathouse


  1. Boating
  2. Fishing
  3. Picnic Tables
  4. Restrooms

Lake Michie is currently closed for the season. 

Lake Michie Construction Update

During Hurricane Matthew, the dock at Lake Michie was severely damaged which delayed construction. The original plan to renovate the dock was modified to completely replace the dock which required additional permits and funding. 
  • Launching of motorized boats, non-motorized boats and limited bank fishing will be available during normal operating hours
  • Dock fishing will not be available until the construction of the dock has been completed.
  • The boat house opening is contingent upon receiving a certificate of occupancy.
Parking during construction:
  • Some parking spaces will be temporarily unavailable due to construction.
  • Overflow parking will be available at Wilkins Road Park.
Construction includes:
  • The boat house will have a new ADA accessible deck on the front of the building
  • Walkways with new handrails to meet ADA specifications
  • A new dock that will meet ADA specifications
  • Installation of an ADA accessible canoe/kayak launch

Lake Michie Hours
Lake Michie is currently closed for the season. The lake will be open Friday-Monday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, March 9-Monday, November 12, 2018.

The lake will also be open on the following holidays:

  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
Lake Michie offers some of the finest largemouth bass fishing in the Piedmont. Fishing licenses are required.

Rent a city boat from us or launch your own boat for a relaxing day of fishing without the hassles found at larger lakes. For more information about Lake Michie, please call:

  • 919-477-3906, Friday-Monday & mid-March to mid-November
  • 919-560-4405, Tuesday-Thursday & mid-November to mid-March
No smoking, alcohol or weapons are permitted. Dogs are not permitted in or on the water.

Lake Michie Rental Fees

Activity City Resident with Play More Card City Resident without Play More Card Non-City Resident with Play More Card Non-City Resident without Play More Card
Bank Fishing $2.70 $3 $7.20 $8
Motor Boat Launch $5.40 $6 $9.90 $11
Non Motor Boat Launch $4.50 $5 $9.10 $10
6 Hour Boat / Canoe / Kayak Rental $5.40 $6 $9.90 $11

Additional Rental Information
  • We do not give refunds or free rentals.
  • To receive the Play More Card discount, you must show your Play More Card to the attendant. Visit our Play More Card page for more information on the benefits program.
  • To rent or launch a boat, you must show a government-issued photo ID. Lakes may only be accessed during operating hours, Friday-Monday mid-March to mid-November and with a permit purchased at the boathouse.
  • No boats will be rented or launched after 4:30 p.m.
Personal Flotation Device (PFD) / Life Jacket Rules
Renting City Boats
All persons must wear a coast guard approved PFD at all times.

Launching Your Own Boat
All boaters 12 and under must wear an approved PFD at all times. All boaters must have a USCG approved PFD with them on the boat at all times. 

Failure to abide by City rules or State Law for PFD's will result in suspension of privileges or fines issued by the NC Wildlife Commission.