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.

Lake Brandt features fishing, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking and canoeing. Fishing is most successful for largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish.

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.

Boat Rentals

Solo kayak and SUP rentals are $12. Tandem kayak and canoe rentals are $22. No reservations; first come, first served.

Night Paddles

First and third Wednesdays, 8 -10 pm
Come out and experience being on the lake after dark. This unique opportunity is offered May through August. Bring your own boat or rent one of ours. Private boat $8, solo rental $15, tandem rental $22, canoe rental $22. Registration is required. Please call Lake Brandt to register.

May 1 & 15    June 5 & 19     July 3 & 17     August 7 & 21

Women's Group Paddles

Every third Friday, 7:30 - 9:30 am
Enjoy cool mornings, calm water, and a fun group of women.  Bring your own boat or rent one at the lake as we paddle together and soak up the benefits of the outdoors and good company. All regular fees apply to participants. Free for annual permit holders.

May 17     June 21     July 19     August 16     September 20