Lake Higgins is a 226-acre municipal reservoir. It was constructed in 1956 and 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 activities and fees.
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 events, classes and programs.
Kayaking 101 at Lake Higgins
$30 per person, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
A class for new or beginner paddlers to build confidence and skills on the water. Class covers water safety, fitting PFD and kayak, getting in/out of the boat, launching from shore, proper and efficient paddle strokes. Half the class is on the land and half on the water. Class size limited to 5 people. Call Lake Higgins to register.
June 12 July 10 August 14 September 11
Second and Fourth Wednesdays
Come out and experience being on the lake after dark. This unique opportunity is offered May through August, 8 -10 pm. 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 Higgins to register.
May 8 & 22 June 12 & 26 July 10 & 24 August 14 & 28
Children's Fishing Tournament
Saturday, June 8, 10 - 11 am
Registration is full
Join us to celebrate National Fishing and Boating week with this annual event at Lake Higgins. Kids ages 6-12 will catch catfish in the Taylor Turner Hatchery pond located next to the marina. This event is free and limited to the first 40 participants to register. Bait and poles will be provided. Trophies, prizes, and goodie bags will also be given out! To register your child, please call Lake Higgins.
Preschool Nature Program
10 - 11 am, First Thursday of every month, year round
Discover nature, beginning with a story, followed by outdoor, hands-on nature exploration. Each program will end with a fun activity or craft to take home. Come prepared to actively participate with your child. Cost is $2 per child, ages 2-5. Call Lake Higgins to register.
New Accessible Boat Launch
Thanks to a $37,965 grant from the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund, Lake Higgins has become more accessible to people of all abilities.
Parks and Recreation has used the funds to improve sidewalks, parking, and the kayak and canoe launch at Lake Higgins, and ensure they meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. This project is part of Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation's efforts to expand recreation opportunities to people of a wide range of physical abilities.