Salem Lake

815 Salem Lake Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27107salem_lake_ws-nc_rgb

  1. Bobby Hege

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

Construction Announcement

August 10, 2022 - Water access is open to personal launches. Kayak and Jon Boat rentals will begin August 19. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Rainbow at Salem Lake

Salem Lake Winter Operating Hours

  • Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday - 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Pier fishing will end at 4:30 p.m. 
  • Beginning November 7, Salem Lake will close at 4:30 p.m.

Bait shop hours:

  • Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday - 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Gate locks nightly at 5:00 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
  • 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

  • All citizens fishing and boat launching need to check in at the marina office prior to beginning your activity
  • Fees are $6 for motorized vessels and $4 for non-motorized
  • Pleasure cruising is not allowed in motorized boats 
  • Jon boats rentals ($6 a day + fishing fees) 
  • Kayak rentals end on October 2 ($4 an hour)
  • Boaters must be off the water by 6:00 p.m.
  • The gate locks at 6:30 p.m. daily

Trails

  • Park outside the main gates

Rental Forms

If you're interested in renting space at Salem Lake, fill out the appropriate form below and return to Salem Lake management.