Salem Lake

Construction Announcement

May 10, 2022 - There is progress being made to the waterfront and pavilion area, however, Salem Lake will be closed for water access until July 1 due to supply chain issues needed for the boat launching areas. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

  1. Bobby Hege

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

Rainbow at Salem Lake

Salem Lake Operating Hours

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

Bait shop hours:

  • Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday - 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Gate locks nightly at 7:30 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
  • 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 7:00 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 and $4 for paddling 
  • Pleasure cruising is not allowed in motorized boats 
  • Jon boats are available for rent ($6 per day)
  • Kayak rentals will begin when Phase 2 construction is complete. (Tentative date - May 16, 2022)
  • Boaters must be off the water by 7:00 p.m.
  • The gate locks at 7:00 p.m. daily

Trails

  • Park outside the main gates