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Lake BrandtPaddling at Brandt
5945 Lake Brandt Rd.
Greensboro, North Carolina 27455 
Phone: 336-373-3741

Fax: 336-373-3743

Features and Amenities:
Lake Brandt is an 816-acre municipal reservoir. The lake was originally built in 1925 and raised to its present level in 1958. Lake Brandt is named in honor of Leon Brandt, who served as Mayor of Greensboro from 1907-1908. The lake is located at 5945 Lake Brandt Rd.

Lake Brandt features fishing, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking and canoeing. Fishing is most successful for largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish, but other species are often caught.

Rowboats, kayaks, SUPs, and canoes are available to the public on a rental basis. View activity and rental fees chart. Three launch ramps are also available to launch private boats. View more events, classes and programs.  

Spring Hiking Seriestrees and lake

Guided hikes focus on enjoying and exploring nature in the spring months. Dress appropriately and bring plenty of water and snacks. Cost is $2 per person and $1 for children under the age of 12. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 336-373-3741.

April 2, 11 am, Haw River Extension Trail: 3.2 miles, 2 hours
This hike features preserved wetlands, floodplains and hard wood forests along the Great Blue Heron Loop. We will meet at the Haw River Extension Trailhead at the end of the driveway. Drive past Highway 150 on Church Street headed north for approximately a mile to the entrance of Haw River State Park.

May 6, 11 am, Bill Craft Trail: 5 miles, 3 hours
The Bill Craft Trail is a wetlands loop and diverse ecology location that transitions into wooded forests. On this hike we will see mosses, ferns, and beaver dams. At the turnaround point, we will stop or lunch overlooking a wetland. Meet at Richardson-Taylor Preserve Trailhead at 300 Plainfield Rd.

June 3, 9 am Rock Castle Creek Gorge: 11 miles, 5 hours
This hike is not for the faint of heart, but the breathtaking views are well worth the effort. The trail features interesting rock outcrops, meandering streams and cascading waterfalls. We start out in a valley, climb through a gorge and ascend to the top of the Blue Ridge. Meet at the Lake Brandt Marina parking lot at 9 am to catch the shuttle for a 1.5 hour ride to the trailhead located in Virginia. Please bring a lunch, snacks, and water. Fee is $8 per person.

July 1, 10 am, Laurel Bluff Trail to Reedy Fork Trail: 7 miles, 4 hours
Come explore wildflowers, lake views, and mountain laurel groves of the Laurel Bluff Trail. On the way back we will follow the Reedy Fork Trail. This hike follows the backwaters of the Townsend lake environment. Meet at the Lake Brandt Marina.


Lake Brandt is always closed on Tuesdays and is open on Sundays at 8 am year round.

Hours of Operation* 
 November to February:  8 am to 5 pm (closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
 March:  7 am to 7 pm
 April:  7 am to 8 pm
 May to July:  7 am to 8:30 pm
 August:  7 am to 8 pm
 September:  7 am to 7:30 pm
 October:  7 am to 7 pm
* Lake Brandt is always closed on Tuesdays 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. 
Last updated: 3/10/2017 8:52:03 AM