Recreation and Parks

Lake Michael

Hours:

Lake Michael is now open for citizens to put their vessels in the lake. This includes kayaks, canoes, and fishing boats.  Motorize vessels may only use the designated boat ramp, boats are limited to 17.5ft. in length. Absolutely NO WAKE is allowed on Lake Michael.

The park gate will be open to Lake Michael at all times unless the park is closed due to dangerous weather.

Please feel free to enjoy bank fishing, the wonderful trails, and if you bring your pets, be sure they are on a leash. Fishing from shore or pier is allowed by those with a fishing license issued by the North Carolina Wildlife Commission. To purchase a license online, please click HERE

The City of Mebane has partnered with the Haw River Canoe and Kayak Co. to offer more rental opportunities to the patrons of Lake Michael.  Starting Memorial Day 2019, The Haw River Canoe and Kayak Co. will be renting Canoes, Kayaks, Pedal Boats and Jon Boats Wednesday - Sunday and Holidays through Labor Day. 

Hours: 9am - 5pm for vessel rentals      

lake michael park

 

 

Programs: playground
  • Fishing
  • Playground
  • Trails
  • Paddle boats
  • Marina
  • Shelter rentals
  • Grills
Fees:

Fishing: FREE with already acquired lincense

Boat launch: FREE

Jon boat rentals: $7/Hour

Pedal boat rentals: $5/Hour

Single Kayak rentals: $10/Hour 

Double Kayak rentals: $15/Hour

Canoe rentals: $15/Hour

Shelter rentals: $20/4 Hour time slot (10am-2pm or 3pm-7pm)


Rules:

ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED

The fishing regulations for Lake Michael Park are as follows:

Effective January 1, 2007, any anglers ages 16 years and older using any type of bait or gear to catch fin fish while fishing North Carolina’s public waters must possess a valid NC fishing license.

  1. Bass Creel limit of 3, size of at least 14"; 2 of any size total creel limit of 5 (adopted 7-1-91).
  2. Creel limit for catfish is 6 per day.
  3. NO size limit or creel limit on Bream, Crappie, Goggle-Eye or Robin. These species of fish are very prolific and many times over-populate. This causes stunting of growth size. (adopted 6-5-89)

It is unlawful to take out the Grass Carp (adopted 6-5-89)

FISHING LICENSE REQUIREMENT

Since 2007, anglers 16 years and older using any type of bait or gear to catch finfish while fishing North Carolina's public waters must possess a valid North Carolina fishing license.

Anglers who receive Food Stamps, Medicaid or Work First Family Assistance may obtain a written waiver from this new fishing license requirement through their county Department of Social Services.

Licenses may be purchased online at www.ncwildlife.org , by telephone at 1-888-2HUNTFISH (1-888-248-6834) or from any license agent.