Public Trout Fishing Opens November 5
Open to all ages: $1 per person & $4 per pound.
All trout caught must be kept and weighted in.
Fly fishing, live and artificial baits are allowed. Anglers 16 and older must have a NCWRC fishing license (no trout stamp required). Trout pond open Wednesdays through Sundays 8 am to 4 pm.
4235 Hamburg Mill Rd.
Summerfield, North Carolina 27358
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 from a boat or pier, kayaking, stand-up paddling boarding (SUP) and canoeing
are also available at Lake Higgins. Rowboats, kayaks, SUPs and canoes are available for daily rentals. In addition, a launch ramp is open for launching private boats. View activity and rental
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 more events, classes and programs. Lake Higgins is always closed on Mondays and is open at 8 am on Sundays year round.
Current Recreation & Fishing Conditions
Call Lake Higgins at 336-373-3739
for current conditions.
Hours of Operation*
November to February: 8 am to 5 pm (closed Tuesdays)
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 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.