Located in northern Durham County less than 30 minutes from downtown, Lake Michie is a scenic gem that's perfect for a romantic day on the water. For only $10 ($5 if you have "Durham" on your license), you can rent a canoe for the day and enjoy the sun, water, and wildlife. If you put out from the Lake Michie Boat Launch, head right under the bridge where the lake narrows into the secluded Mangum creek. You'll see plenty of birds as you float along on your own mini-adventure!
Head out to Lake Michie for bird watching, boating/sailing, boat launches, boat rentals, camping, fishing, hiking, marina, picnic shelter or rock hounding. Open Friday to Sunday from sunrise to sunset. Park access is free; fee charged for boating and fishing. Lake Michie offers some of the finest largemouth bass fishing in the Piedmont. Rent a city boat and motor from them or launch your own boat for a relaxing day of fishing without the hassles found at larger lakes.