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Lake Michie Boathouse

Features

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

Bahama Road will be closed to all traffic east of Archery Range Road and west of Wilkins Road beginning June 4 at 7 a.m. through November 1, 2018. The offsite detour will be to take 501 to Red Mountain Road to Hampton Road back to Bahama Road. 

Lake Michie Hours

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 recently underwent construction, and now includes the following amenities:
  • ADA accessible boat house
  • Handrails that meet ADA specifications
  • A new dock that meets ADA specifications
  • An ADA accessible canoe/kayak launch
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.

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 (per day) Youth/Teen (0-18) $0 $0 $4.50 $5
Bank Fishing (per day) Adults (19-54) $2.70 $3 $7.20 $8
Bank Fishing (per day) Seniors (55+) $1.80 $2 $6.30 $7
Bank Fishing (seasonal pass) Youth/Teen (0-18) $0 $0 $15 $15
Bank Fishing (seasonal pass) Adults (19-54) $48 $48 $63 $63
Bank Fishing (seasonal pass) Seniors (55+) $32 $32 $47 $47
Motor Boat Launch (per day) $5.40 $6 $9.90 $11
Motor Boat Launch (seasonal pass) $96 $96 $111 $111
Non-Motor Boat Launch $4.50 $5 $9 $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.

Per City Ordinance:


  • There is no swimming in Lake Michie.
  • Dogs are not allowed on or in the lake.
  • Persons renting canoes, kayaks or jon boats must wear a PFD (life jacket) at all times.

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.