Salem Lake

Construction Announcement

Salem Lake will begin Phase 2 of our construction project on August 2.  The playground and boat ramp will be closed to the public during this project.

Salem Lake will continue to offer kayak rentals and launches of citizen-owned kayaks, however, visitors will need to carry their kayak to the water.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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  1. Bobby Hege

    Lakes & Special Use Facilities Supervisor

Salem Lake Operating Hours

  • Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday - 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • All Water related activities including pier fishing, paddling and boat fishing end at 6:45 p.m. 

Bait shop hours:

  • Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday - 7:00 a.m. - 6:45 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
  • Anglers must use marked sections for social distancing
  • 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 6:45 p.m. daily

Boating

  • 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 & $4 for paddling 
  • Pleasure cruising is not allowed in motorized boats 
  • Jon boats are available for rent ($6 per day)
  • Kayak Rentals will begin May 1st
  • Boaters must be off the water by 6:45 p.m.
  • The gate locks at 7:30 p.m. daily

Trails

  • Practice social distancing on trails
  • Park outside the main gates