City Lakes

Children kayaking on the lake

Lake Michie and Little River Lake are closed for the season. Check out information about the 2023 season below! See you next year!

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

2023 Season

  • Lake Michie and Little River Lake is open to the public Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from Friday, March 10 through Monday, November 6, 2023. 
  • Lake hours are from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • For lake updates, please visit Lake Michie and Little River Lake pages.
  • Fees will be charged at each lake during the 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
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day

Little River and Lake Michie Safety Improvements

The Department of Water Management operates two source water supply reservoirs controlled by the Lake Michie Dam and Little River Dam. Safety barriers and other equipment will be installed as part of the the Little River and Lake Michie Reservoir Safety Improvement project to keep log debris away from the dam and spillway gates and allow City staff to periodically and safely remove log debris upstream of the dam before it impacts the spillway gates. The dams control our two source water supply reservoirs.

To learn more about the project, visit the project webpage.