Salem Lake

Construction Announcement

June 30, 2022 - There is progress being made to the waterfront and pavilion area, however, Salem Lake will be closed for water access until July 15 due to supply chain issues needed for the boat launching areas. Rental kayaks begin in August. We apologize for any inconvenience.

815 Salem Lake Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27107salem_lake_ws-nc_rgb

  1. Bobby Hege

    Lakes & Special Use Facilities Supervisor
    Phone: 336-650-7677

Rainbow at Salem Lake

Salem Lake Operating Hours

  • Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday - 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Pier fishing will end at 7:00 p.m. 

Bait shop hours:

  • Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday - 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Gate locks nightly at 7:30 p.m.

Pier Fishing

  • Fishing is $3.50 for adults, $2 for teens (12-15 ), $1 for seniors 60+ & free for kids 11 and under
  • Individuals over the age of 16 must have a state fishing license to fish
  • Maximum of three (3) rods per person
  • The fishing pier and water access ends at 7:00 p.m. daily

Boating - Currently Suspended for Construction

  • All citizens fishing and boat launching need to check in at the bait shop prior to beginning your activity
  • Fees are $6 for motorized vessels and $4 for paddling 
  • Pleasure cruising is not allowed in motorized boats 
  • Jon boats are available for rent ($6 per day)
  • Kayak rentals will begin when Phase 2 construction is complete. (Tentative date - May 16, 2022)
  • Boaters must be off the water by 7:00 p.m.
  • The gate locks at 7:00 p.m. daily

Trails

  • Park outside the main gates