All kayak and canoe rentals have ended for the season. Privately owned boats may be launched year-round.
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.
Public Trout Fishing
The Taylor Turner Hatchery Pond is currently stocked with rainbow trout. Fishing will continue through the end of February. The cost is $2 to fish in the pond and $4 per pound of fish caught. All fish caught must be weighed and anglers will be charged accordingly. The pond is open Wednesdays to Sundays, 8 am to 4 pm.
Botanical Printing and Dyeing Workshop Series
Hand dipped Beeswax Candle Making
January 25, 2020, 10 am to12 noon
$7 per person, ages 8 and up
Honey bees are pollinators, a very important part of our ecosystem. By using the byproduct of their work, we will make beautiful candles to shed light on our dark January days. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Limited space so sign up now! Call Lake Higgins to register.
Block Printing Botanical Illustration
February 8, 2020, 10 am to 12 noon
$7 per person, appropriate for ages 12 to adults
In this installment of our printing workshop series we will make post cards and blank greeting cards. We will center this workshop on botanical illustrations of native North Carolina plants, insects, landscape, or animals. Block printing can be very precise or very rustic, and it is always very fun. Wear clothing that you don’t mind getting stained. Feel free to bring a small snack to share. Call Lake Higgins to register.
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.
Accessible Boat Launch
Parks and Recreation received a grant from Duke Energy to improve sidewalks, parking, and the kayak and canoe launch at Lake Higgins. This project is part of Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation's efforts to expand recreation opportunities to people of a wide range of physical abilities.