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Lake Michie

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  1. Boating
  2. Fishing
  3. Picnic Tables
  4. Restrooms
Lake Michie is closed for the season 

2021 Season

Lake Michie will be open to the public Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from Friday, March 12 - Monday, November 8, 2021. Lake hours are from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 

The lakes will also be open on the following holidays:
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
Lake Michie
Lake Michie offers the following amenities:
  • ADA accessible boat house
  • Handrails that meet ADA specifications
  • A 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
Check out the Underground Weather Station for Lake Michie before heading out to the lake!

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 $15 $15
Bank Fishing (seasonal pass) Adults (19-54)
$48 $48 $63 $63
Bank Fishing (seasonal pass) Seniors 55+
$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 through 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 PFDs will result in suspension of privileges or fines issued by the NC Wildlife Commission.