Trail User Information

Salem Lake and Historic Bethabara are hosting a total of 9 hikes in support of the Hike NC partnership with BSBCNC.  Each hike is different and showcases a different area of our parks and will be led by a recreation staff person. Go to for additional information!

IMPORTANT: Demolition on the Reynolds Park Road Bridge is ongoing, and barricades have been set along the Salem Creek Greenway. If you utilize this greenway, please expect a detour.  Below are images of the detoured route. 

Salem Lake Greenway

The 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.  The Marina will be located at 815 Salem Lake Rd.

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.*

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