City Lakes

Children kayaking on the lake

Lake Michie and Little River Lake in northern Durham County offer recreational fishing and boating. 

The lottery system is no longer in effect. Beginning Friday, May 28, permits for boat rentals at both Lake Michie and Little River will be available at the boathouse on a first-come, first-served basis.

2021 Season

  • Both lakes are open to the public Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from Friday, March 12 through Monday, November 8, 2021.
  • Lake hours are from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Fees will be charged at each lake during the 2021 season. Fee information can be found on the Lake Michie page and the Little River Lake page.

The lakes will also be open on the following holidays:

  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day