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Lake Michie

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Features

  1. Boating
  2. Fishing
  3. Picnic Tables
  4. Restrooms
The lottery system is no longer in effect. Beginning Friday, May 28, permits for boat rentals at both Lake Michie and Little River will be available at the boathouse on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lake Michie


Lake Michie offers some of the finest largemouth bass fishing in the Piedmont. Fishing licenses are required. Launch your own boat for a relaxing day of fishing without the hassles found at larger lakes. Lake Michie also offers an ADA accessible boat house, dock, and canoe/kayak launch.

2021 Season

  • Lake Michie is open to the public Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from Friday, March 12 through 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 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
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.


Lake Michie Lake Rules


  • There is no swimming in Lake Michie.
  • Dogs are not allowed on or in the lake.
  • To 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.
  • Persons operating rental canoes and kayaks must wear a PFD (life jacket) at all times.
  • No boats will be rented or launched after 4:30 p.m.
  • No smoking, alcohol or weapons are permitted.

Personal Flotation Device (PFD) / Life Jacket Rules


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.

Underground Weather Station


Check out the Underground Weather Station for Lake Michie before heading out to the lake!

Contact Lake Michie

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