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.

Fall Foliage Pontoon Tours
Oct 19 & 20     Oct 26 & 27     Nov 2 & 3     Nov 9 & 10

Join us for a relaxing boat ride to see the changing leaves on Lake Townsend. This annual event will be offered during four weekends. $7 per person. Space is limited. Choose a date and time and call the lake to reserve seats.

Tours begin on the hour:
11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm

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.