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higgins ducksLake Higgins
4235 Hamburg Mill Rd.
Summerfield, NC 27358
Phone: 336-373-3739
Fax: 336-643-1378

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 is allowed from a boat or from the pier. Kayaking, stand-up paddling boarding (SUP) and canoeing are also allowed on Lake Higgins. A launch ramp is open for launching private boats. Rowboats, kayaks, and canoes are available for daily rentals. 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 higginsTrout Fishing at the Taylor Turner Hatchery Pond

The pond at Lake Higgins will be stocked with rainbow trout during the second week of November. The cost is $1 to fish in the pond and $4 per pound of fish caught. All fish caught must be weighed and anglers will be charged accordingly. This is not a catch and release fishing opportunity. All anglers 16 years and older must possess a valid North Carolina fishing license (trout stamp in not required). For more information regarding this program and others, please call Lake Higgins.


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.

Last updated: 10/21/2016 2:08:43 PM