Boating & Fishing

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In addition to launching your personal craft, Southwest Park has canoes, kayaks and jon boats for rent. Please note that swimming, water skiing, jet skis, bank fishing, and gasoline motors are strictly prohibited. Click here for a complete list of boating rules.

The lake is closed to boating and fishing Monday and Tuesday.
The lake is opened to boating and fishing Wednesday-Sunday.

Southwest Park is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
We are not affiliated with the PTRWA.

Please be kind to the environment and respectful of your fellow fishermen. We strongly encourage catch and release.
Snacks, drinks, and fishing tackle are available for purchase.

Boating & Fishing Rates*  

 1/2 Day – Canoe  $13.00
 Full Day – Canoe  $20.00
 1/2 Day – 2 Seat Kayak  $15.00
 Full Day – 2 Seat Kayak  $20.00
 1/2 Day – Single Kayak  $12.00
 Full day – Single Kayak  $15.00
 10′ Two Person John Boat  $15.00
 14’ Three Person John Boat  $21.00
 Private Motorized Launch  $7.00
 Private Canoe & Kayak Launch  $5.00
 Floating Pier Fishing  $3.00


*Persons over 16 years of age must possess a valid North Carolina Fishing License. Persons 16 and under must be accompanied by someone with a license. Licenses are not available for sale at Southwest Park