Lake Higgins

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trout higgins

4235 Hamburg Mill Rd.
Summerfield, NC 27358

Hours of Operation* 
November through February
8 am - 5 pm
Closed every Monday & Tuesday

Trout Fishing

The pond will be stocked with rainbow trout on November 15. The cost to fish is $1 per person and the trout will be $4 per pound. Fly fishing, live, and artificial bait are all allowed. Please remember that this is a catch and keep opportunity. All trout caught must be kept and weighed.

Features and Amenities

Lake Higgins is a 226-acre municipal reservoir. The lake was constructed in 1956 and was later named in honor of Vic Higgins, who served on the Greensboro City Council from 1955-1957. Lake Higgins is located on Hamburg Mill Road, off Highway 220 North.

It is the smallest of the three City lakes, yet offers some of the best fishing in the area. Fishing is allowed from a boat or from the pier. Kayaking, stand-up paddling boarding (SUP) and canoeing are also allowed on Lake Higgins. A launch ramp is open for launching private boats. Rowboats, kayaks, and canoes are available for daily rentals. View activities and fees

The Taylor Turner Hatchery Pond, established in 1988, is used to nurture catfish and trout in season. The pond can accommodate as many as 6,000 fish at a time. Lake Higgins also has a classroom especially designed for educational programs. View events, classes and programs

New at Lake Higgins: Accessible Boat Launch

accessible dock
Thanks to a $37,965 grant from the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund, Lake Higgins has become more accessible to people of all abilities.

Parks and Recreation is using the funds to improve sidewalks, parking, and the kayak and canoe launch at Lake Higgins, and ensure they meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. 

This project is part of Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation's efforts to expand recreation opportunities to people of a wide range of physical abilities.

* Lake Higgins is always closed on Mondays and is open at 8 am on Sundays year round. All city lakes will maintain normal operating hours during all holidays with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day; the lakes will be closed those days.