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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.  

Winter Hiking Seriestrees and lake

Guided hikes focus on enjoying and exploring nature in the winter 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.

January 1, 11 am, Nat Greene Trail
This is a seven-mile hike that takes four hours, out-and-back. Enjoy leaf-free views of Lake Brandt on this easy-to-moderate hike. After hiking the trail, we will head to Natty Greene’s Pub for a bite and drink to warm up after our brisk walk in the woods. Meet at the Lake Brandt Marina parking lot. Limit: 20 participants. Nat Greene Trail map

February 4, 11 am, Piedmont Trail
This is a five-mile hike that lasts four hours, out-and-back. This easy-to-moderate hike traverses a kudzu field before jutting into the wooded watershed buffer on the north shores of Lake Brandt. Meet at the parking area located about one-third of a mile north of the Lake Brandt Marina on the west side of Lake Brandt Road. Limit: 15 participants. Piedmont Trail map

March 4, 11 am, Palmetto & Nat Greene Trail
This is a three-mile hike in a loop that takes three hours. Interesting geological features and a diversity of flora and fauna can be found year-round. Meet at the trail head located parallel to the Nat Greene Trail on Old Battleground Road. Limit: 15 participants. Palmetto Trail map


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: 12/8/2016 4:50:55 PM