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Cane Creek Reservoir

Highway 54 West | Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 942-5790

Open Friday - Saturdays, 6:30am-6pm.  University Lake is open on Sundays. OWASA’s University Lake and Cane Creek Reservoir opened for public recreation on March 21, 2015 and will stay open through early November. The lake(s) will be closed on Good Friday (April 3).

Cane Creek Reservoir will also be open for recreation on Memorial Day and Labor Day.  The reservoir was built in 1989 to complement University Lake. Free picnic and sunbathing areas. OWASA offers, kayaks canoes and flat-bottomed boats for rent.  Fees charged for lake use, boat rentals and related activities. Parking.  Cane Creek Reservoir is stocked with bass, crappie, catfish and a variety of sunfish. A State fishing license is necessary except on July 4th. Johnny Riley, Senior Lakes Warden, 919-942-5790 or

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