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Melvin Municipal Office Building (City Hall) is temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19 concerns.

Exception: Water bill payments and new service requests can be made at City Hall from 10 am to 3 pm weekdays.

Questions? Call 336-373-CITY (2489).

All kayak rentals have ended for the season. Privately owned boats may be launched year-round. 

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 is 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.

A large boat ramp is available for private boat launching, with another launch ramp for small sailboats. Kayaks, rowboats, and sailboats are available to rent. Popular fish include largemouth bass, hybrid bass, striped bass, catfish, and crappie. View activities and fees.

Townsend Spring Bass Tournament
Saturday, April 25

6 am Gates open
7 am Tournament start
3 pm Weigh-in

1 or 2 person teams. $25 per person. Optional Big Fish side-pot for $10 per person. 
Trophies and cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Register at Lake Townsend. 

Waterfowl Birding Pontoon Tours
Dec 15     Jan 5 & 19     Feb 2 & 16     Mar 1 & 15

Join us to look for waterfowl who have come to spend the winter on Lake Townsend. Bring your binoculars. Each tour will be 3 pm - 4:30 pm. $7 per person. Space is limited. Choose a date and call 336-373-3741 to reserve seats.

Lake Townsend Yacht Club

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.