Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Durham’s Lakes Open for the Season this Week

On Thursday, March 17, Lake Michie and Little River Lake will officially open for the season on the following schedule:

• March 17 - May 29 (open four days per week)
Thursday - Sunday, 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Open Monday, April 25 and May 30
• June 3 - August 28 (open three days per week)

Friday - Sunday, 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Open Monday, July 4
• September 2 - November 13 (open three days per week)

Friday – Sunday, 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Open Monday, September 5
Lake Michie offers some of the finest large mouth bass fishing in the Piedmont. Participants may rent a city boat or launch their own boat for a relaxing day of fishing. For more information call (919) 477-3906.

Little River Lake includes boating and fishing facilities and offers bank fishing as well as electric motor and rowboat rentals. The facility is located at the intersection of Orange Factory Road and Blalock Road in Northern Durham County. For more information call (919) 477-7889.

Special Note: Little River is a primary water supply for the City of Durham. For this reason, Durham Parks and Recreation may limit and/or control recreational activities at the lake. Privately owned boats and motors are not permitted on the lake.

For more information and rates, call (919) 471-1623 or the lake boathouse (919) 477-7889.

Durham Parks and Recreation provides opportunities for the Durham community to “Play More.” The department strives to help citizens discover, explore and enjoy life through creative and challenging recreational choices that contribute to their physical, emotional and social health. For more information call (919) 560-4355 or visit

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