Salem Lake

  1. Bobby Hege

    Lakes & Special Use Facilities Supervisor

Salem Lake Operating Hours

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  

 Bait shop, marina, and bathrooms are closed

 Pier Fishing

  • Fishing is FREE
  • Anglers must use marked sections for social distancing
  • Maximum of three (3) rods per person
  • Closes at 5:00 p.m. 


  • Personal boat launch is FREE
  • No boat/kayak rentals 
  • Boaters must be off the water by 5:00 p.m.


  • Practice social distancing on trails
  • Park outside the main gates
  • Park gates close at 6:00 p.m.

Winston-Salem employee Jay Council saves dog from drowning at Salem Lake.  Read about it here.