Salem Lake

815 Salem Lake Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27107

Construction Announcement

Salem Lake Phase 2

Rainbow at Salem Lake
  1. Bobby Hege

    Lakes & Special Use Facilities Supervisor
    Phone: 336-650-7677

Salem Lake Operating Hours

  • Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday - 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Pier fishing will end at 6:00 p.m. 

Bait shop hours:

  • Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday - 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Gate locks nightly at 6:30 p.m.

Pier Fishing

  • Fishing is $3.50 for adults, $2 for teens (12-15 ), $1 for seniors 60+ & free for kids 11 and under
  • Anglers must use marked sections for social distancing
  • Individuals over the age of 16 must have a state fishing license to fish
  • Maximum of three (3) rods per person
  • The fishing pier and water access ends at 6:00 p.m. daily

Boating - Currently Suspended for Construction

  • All citizens fishing and boat launching need to check in at the bait shop prior to beginning your activity
  • Fees are $6 for motorized vessels & $4 for paddling 
  • Pleasure cruising is not allowed in motorized boats 
  • Jon boats are available for rent ($6 per day)
  • Kayak Rentals will begin May 1st
  • Boaters must be off the water by 6:00 p.m.
  • The gate locks at 6:30 p.m. daily

Trails

  • Practice social distancing on trails
  • Park outside the main gates