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Salem Lake Park

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  1. Child Play Area
  2. Concession Stand
  3. Dog Waste Station
  4. Drinking Fountains
  5. Electrical Outlets
  6. Greenway
  7. Grill
  8. Lake / Pond
  9. Mister
  10. Off-Street Trail Access
  11. Parking
  12. Picnic Shelters
  13. Restrooms
  14. Walking Trail

Click here for a 360 degree photo of Salem Lake Park playground


  • 7-Mile Trail
  • 365-Acre Lake
  • Fishing

About Salem Lake

Salem Lake has been called the hidden diamond in the city of Winston-Salem. Located minutes away from downtown Winston-Salem, Salem Lake offers a 365-acre lake with a 7-mile trail that offers a scenic view of the lake at all times. The lake offers pier and boat fishing for:

  • Bream
  • Carp
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Hybrid bass
  • Large mouth bass
  • White perch

Anyone 16 or older must have a North Carolina State Fishing License to fish at Salem Lake or Winston Lake.

News & Updates

Check out our Throwback Thursday videos on Facebook! Salem Lake has been featured on the Triad Treasures blog! Be sure to read the story today!


  • No fishing is allowed from the banks of Salem Lake. Only pier and boat fishing are allowed.
  • The lake and trail close 30 minutes before the park closes. Please be off the lake and the trail so the park can be closed properly.
  • Do not feed the ducks or geese. Feeding the water fowl may be harmful to their health.