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.
Saturday, February 16, 10-11 am
In celebration of the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, Lake Higgins will be offering an introductory birding class. Learn about common birds that are seen in the Piedmont and if weather allows, a short hike to look for birds around the park.
Topics will include: How to identify birds, How to attract birds, How to set up feeders.
Cost is $2 per person, please call Lake Higgins to register, 336-373-3739.
November through February
The trout pond at Lake Higgins will be open for the season beginning November 16. The cost is $2.00 to fish in the pond and $4.00 per pound of fish caught. All fish caught must be weighed and anglers will be charged accordingly. This is not catch and release. Please call Lake Higgins with any questions.
Higgins Fall Bass Tournament Results
Saturday, October 20
Lots of rain and muddy water, but it was still a good turnout.
1st place Joey Hopkins 2.75 lb
2nd place James Strickland 2.05 lb
2nd place Gary Tyrell 2.05 lb
(tie for second place)
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.