4235 Hamburg Mill Rd.
Summerfield, NC 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 fees chart.
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.
Trout Fishing at Lake Higgins
The Taylor Turner Hatchery Pond has been stocked with rainbow trout. The trout pond is a catch and keep opportunity only. Fishing is $1 per person and $4 per pound of fish caught. All fish caught will be weighed and participants charged accordingly. All types of angling are encouraged - fly fishing, live bait and artificial lures. Lake Higgins is open from 8 am to 5 pm Wednesdays through Sundays. For more information, call 336-373-3739.
Hours of Operation*
November to February: 8 am to 5 pm (closed Mondays & 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.