Great Spots to Fish in the Triangle
Fishing is a great way to connect with kids and remain a safe distance from others.
Fishing is a great way to get outdoors with kids while remaining safely distant from others. The Triangle has lots of great spots to throw in a line and wait for a bite. Start with this list of areas where fishing is allowed, paying specific attention to stated limits and restrictions, as well as any last-minute changes due to pandemic concerns. Many have tackle loaner programs that will allow you to borrow equipment for free. Anyone aged 16 and up will need a North Carolina Inland fishing license, available at www.ncwildlife.org and at some local sporting goods stores. Be sure to check this guide/map with recommendations about fish that are safe to eat based on where you catch them.
- Apex Community Park, Salem Pond Park and Seagroves Farm Park all require a Town of Apex Fishing License in addition to the state license.
- Bass Lake Park (Holly Springs)
- City of Durham Lakes–Lake Michie and Little River Lake–are open with limited operation and capacities, including a lottery system to obtain city permits required to fish. Read all the details here.
NC State Parks
- Eno River State Park (Durham and Orange Counties)
- Falls Lake State Recreation Area (Durham and Wake Counties)
- Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (Chatham County)
- Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area (Orange County)
- Raven Rock State Park (Harnett County)
Wake County Parks
- Blue Jay Point County Park
- Harris Lake County Park
- Historic Oak View County Park
- Historic Yates Mill County Park
- Lake Crabtree County Park
- Robertson Millpond