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Spruce Pine Lodge


Spruce Pine Lodge Floor Plan (PDF)


  1. Greenway / Trail Access
  2. Parking Lot
  3. Restrooms
  4. Swings - Standard
  5. Swings - Toddler (Bucket Swing)
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About the Spruce Pine Lodge

The Spruce Pine Lodge is a 1940s vintage log building located in the Lake Michie Recreation Area. The lodge has 2,500 square feet of floor space which is divided into 4 meeting rooms, all served by a kitchen facility. Log walls and massive stone fireplaces lend a unique quality to all types of functions.
Hiking trails, a large lawn, play field, and picnic shelter are also available for use, as well as Lake Michie’s camping, boating and fishing facilities nearby. The lodge is 12 miles north of downtown Durham (near Bahama) and easily accessible from Interstate 85.

The building, associated lawns and picnic shelter are available to rent for weddings, large picnics, meetings, retreats, parties or other group activities.


  • Kitchen (range, double sink, microwave, refrigerator, ice machine)
  • Tables (8 - 60 inch round tables, 13 - 8 foot banquet tables)
  • Chairs (120)
  • Grounds: hiking trails, play field, campsites, picnic shelter (rented separately)
Visit the Spruce Pine Lodge Photo Gallery for a look inside.

Please note, amenity availability is subject to change.


Building - 120 (recommended for 80-100 when using tables and chairs)


For additional information or questions please contact our reservations specialist via email or call 919-560-4355, ext. 27202. Our administration office located at 400 Cleveland Street is open for pre-scheduled appointments. Please call 919-560-4355 if you would like to schedule an appointment.

All reservations must be made at least 45 days in advance.


Tours are provided every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. No appointment necessary.

Rental Times

  • Sunday through Saturday
  • 6 a.m. to midnight (minimum 6 hours)
The facility will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


The lot is available to all park goers and is on a first come first serve basis.


Security Deposit
Events without alcohol $200
Events with alcohol $250

Rental Fees (CR: City Resident / NCR: Non-City Resident)
Monday - Thursday (per hour, minimum of 6 hours) CR: $40 NCR: $55
Friday - Sunday & Holidays (per hour, minimum of 6 hours) CR: $50 NCR: $65

Additional Fees
Application fee without alcohol (non-refundable) $15
Application fee with alcohol (non-refundable) $50
Food fee $25

Alcohol Information

Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited except when permits to serve such beverages are obtained from Durham Parks and Recreation and/or the State ABC Board. Permits can be found at ABC Commission North Carolina website.

Events in which alcohol will be served are required to hire event security through the Durham Police Department. Renters are responsible for contacting the Durham Police Department to obtain information and to schedule officers for their event. Payment is due in cash, to the officer(s) at the beginning of the event. Renters should contact Officer Jason Evans 336-601-0295 to arrange security.

A certificate of liability insurance must be provided to Durham Parks and Recreation no later than 15 days prior to event. The insurance must show general liability insurance with an alcohol/liquor rider for at least $1,000,000, naming the City of Durham as an additional insured. The certificate of insurance must have an original signature covering the date of your event. Insurance can be obtained from any insurance company (Ex. WedSafe, Travelers Insurance, State Farm, etc.).

Additional Information

Visit the Facility Rental page for more information on rental procedures, rules for the use / sale of alcohol, and frequently asked questions.