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Lake Townsend

flotillaSpecial Event: 2016 Christmas Flotilla, Saturday, December 3, 5-7 pm

Join the Lake Townsend Yacht Club for its second annual Christmas Flotilla. See a parade of sail boats beautifully decorated for Christmas. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies as you watch the lighted boats go by on the water. Rumor has it that Santa will be there, too. There will also be a food drive. Canned and other nonperishable food will be collected.  

6332 Townsend Rd.
Brown Summit, NC 27214 
Phone: 336-373-3694
Fax: 336-373-3696

Features and Amenities

Lake Townsend, named in honor of James R. Townsend, City Manager of Greensboro from 1947-1961, is the largest of Greensboro’s municipal reservoirs. The lake encompasses 1,542 acres and is adjacent to the Bryan Park Complex and Golf Course off Highway 29 North. The lake was built and open for recreation in 1969.

Lake Townsend offers boat and pier fishing, pleasure boating, and sailing. Popular fish include largemouth bass, hybrid bass, catfish, and crappie. Kayaks, rowboats, and sailboats are available to rent. A large boat ramp is available for private boat launching, with another launch ramp for small sailboats. View activity and rental fees chart.

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Lake Townsend is the home of the Lake Townsend Yacht Club with membership open to the public. Members enjoy cruising and racing small to medium size sailboats on Lake Townsend. You do not need to own a boat to join the club or to go sailing with the club. Sailing classes are offered during the summer months through the yacht club. Check back in the spring for the 2017 class schedule.

 Hours of Operation*

November to February: 8 am to 5 pm (closed Wednesdays & Thursdays)
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 Townsend is always closed on Wednesdays and is open at 8 am on Sundays year round. All city lakes maintain normal operating hours during all holidays with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day; the lakes are closed on those days. 

Last updated: 11/16/2016 8:44:15 AM