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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.  

Fall 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. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 336-373-3741.

September 16, 10 am
Nat Greene Trail, 7.2 miles, 4 hours
This is one of the oldest and most popular watershed trails. It winds through diverse mixed hardwoods and pines along the watershed buffer of Lake Brandt’s southeast edge. Wildflowers and running cedar adorn the trail as it meanders around the coves of Lake Brandt. Meet in the parking lot located inside Lake Brandt Marina. Please bring lunch, water, and snacks for this hike.

October 21, 10 am
Bald Eagle Trail, 5.5 miles, 3 hours
The Bald Eagle Trail skirts the shores of Lake Higgins and offers opportunities to view unique waterfowl and possibly a bald eagle. Meet in the parking lot located at the Hamburg Mill Road trail head. Please bring lunch, water, and snacks.

November 18, 10 am
Blue Heron, Osprey, and Crockett Trails, 7.7 miles, 4 hours
Blue Heron is the newest watershed trail in Greensboro, skirting along the shoreline of Lake Townsend. It connects with the Osprey Trail and continues on the south shore of the lake. A short hike alongside N. Church Street connects to the Crockett Trail which traverses the backwaters of Lake Townsend and back to the parking lot. Meet at the trail head located on N. Church Street immediately after crossing over Lake Townsend. Please bring lunch, water, and snacks.

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: 9/13/2017 4:52:43 PM