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.

Create Your Own Ornament 
December 15, 2 pm - 4 pm 
$5 per person. All ages.

You're invited! Come enjoy this family fun art event and make your own nature-inspired ornaments. Hot cocoa included! This program will also be offered Saturday, December 14, 11 am at Lake Higgins. Space is limited. Please call 336-373-3739 to register.

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.