For information about Salem Lake, please call 336-650-7677.
Salem Lake Trail Closure
Salem Lake Trail will be closed on south side of the lake, from the point parking lot to the Linville Road bathrooms, beginning Monday Dec. 17, 2018, for trail maintenance. For your safety and that of the work crews, please access only the north side/dam side while this phase of work is being done.
About Salem Lake
Salem Lake has been called the hidden diamond in the city of Winston-Salem. Located minutes away from downtown Winston-Salem, Salem Lake offers a 365-acre lake with a 7-mile trail that offers a scenic view of the lake at all times.
The lake offers pier and boat fishing for hybrid bass, large mouth bass, catfish, crappie, bream, carp and white perch. Anyone 16 or older must have a North Carolina State Fishing License to fish at Salem Lake or Winston Lake.
A man who caught a 38-pound catfish at Salem Lake was featured on WFMY in September 2017. Read his story.
No fishing is allowed from the banks of Salem Lake. Only pier and boat fishing are allowed.
The lake and trail close 30 minutes before the park closes. Please be off the lake and the trail so the park can be closed properly. Check the Trail Users Information page for more information.
Do not feed the ducks or geese. Feeding the water fowl may be harmful to their health.
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Salem Lake has been featured on the Triad Treasures blog! Be sure to read the story today! Salem Lake Piedmont Parent Blog