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Lake Michie Recreation Area


  1. Boating
  2. Camping
  3. Fishing
  4. Greenway/Trail Access
  5. Grill
  6. Picnic Shelters
  7. Picnic Tables
  8. Water Fountains
Lake Michie is open March 10-November 13, 2017, Friday-Monday, 6:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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. 

The lake will be open on the scheduled opening date of March 10, 2017 with limited operations. Work is currently underway but will not be fully complete at that time. See below for operations details:

Lake Michie will open for the season on March 10, 2017 with limited operations: 
  • Launching of motorized boats, non-motorized boats and limited bank fishing will be available during normal operating hours (Friday-Monday from 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
  • 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

The Lakes Season Opening Celebration scheduled for March has been canceled because of limited access to the dock area. Check our calendar for lake events that will take place throughout the boating season. 

Lake Michie Hours
Lake Michie is open March 10-November 13, 2017, Friday-Monday, 6:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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 and motor 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
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 (age 19 and up) $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.


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