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Cane Creek Reservoir

Highway 54 West | Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Cane Creek Reservoir is open March - October, Friday and Saturday from 6:30am - 6pm. The reservoir, managed by OWASA, was built in 1989 to complement University Lake. Free picnic and sunbathing areas plus 0.25 mile nature trail. Fees are charged for lake use and kayak, canoe, and flat-bottomed boat rentals. No swimming or bodily contact is permitted in lake. Cane Creek Reservoir is stocked with bass, crappie, catfish and a variety of sunfish. A State fishing license is necessary except on July 4th.  Apply for 2024 permit beginning March 2024.

  • Parking Information: Free parking on-site
  • Restrooms On-site:
  • Admission Information: Lake usage fee (passes available) , boating equipment rental fee
  • Description: During the recreation season (typically late March through early November) the lake is open from 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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