The newly reconditioned 7-mile trail has made Salem Lake one of the most popular outings for exercise in the area. Runners, walkers, bikers, and equestrians have found the new surface on the trail to be refreshing and inviting.
For Your Convenience & Safety
The Fishing Station, equipped with restrooms and refreshments, provides a nice resting spot to renew your energy.
Trail Users are asked to check in at the Fishing Station to obtain trail information, i.e. storm damage or clean up, trail maintenance, or water over the dam. This is done for your safety. The Fishing Station, parking, and picnic areas are at
1001 Salem Lake Road, Winston-Salem, NC
If you have a minor accident on the trail, please call the Fishing Station at (336) 650-7677 (program it into your phone before you set out on the trail) instead of dialing 911. Lake Staff will be more than happy to assist you. In serious emergencies call 911 first. Afterwards, please call the Fishing Station to give them your location.
*PLEASE NOTE: Closing times will vary throughout the season.*