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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, striped bass and hybrid striped bass at Lake Townsend in North Carolina.

Lake Townsend, NC

Most popular for sailing, Lake Townsend is also a great fishing destination. It is a 1,542-acre lake in the north-central part of the state with easy access from all directions. There are over 34 miles of shoreline to explore in search of bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish, striped bass and wipers. An excellent boat ramp is open to the public for launch of canoes, kayaks, pontoons, pleasure boats and fishing boats of all kinds. There is a marina, the Lake Townsend Yacht Club, which is open to the public and offers boat rental. The nearest campground is about 15 miles south of the lake, which also has RV hookups.

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Lake Townsend, nestled in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, is a serene and picturesque destination that offers a wealth of recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Fishing enthusiasts will find Lake Townsend to be a haven for a variety of fish species.

Anglers visiting Lake Townsend can look forward to catching a range of fish, including largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Largemouth bass, in particular, are a popular target for many anglers, and the lake's structure, such as submerged trees and vegetation, provides ample hiding spots for these prized gamefish. Crappie can also be found in good numbers, especially around brush piles and submerged structures. Bluegill and catfish are abundant and provide plenty of action for anglers of all skill levels.

Additionally, Lake Townsend is part of a larger park system that offers additional recreational activities for visitors. The surrounding park offers hiking and biking trails, providing opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the area beyond the lake itself.

Lake Townsend in North Carolina is a delightful destination for fishing enthusiasts, boaters, and campers alike. With its diverse fish species, including bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish, anglers can enjoy a rewarding fishing experience. Boaters can take advantage of the lake's tranquil waters and soak in the beauty of the surroundings. Camping facilities near the lake allow visitors to fully immerse themselves in the outdoor experience. Whether you're casting a line, cruising on a boat, or enjoying a peaceful camping trip, Lake Townsend offers a perfect setting for outdoor recreation in North Carolina.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Townsend

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White Crappie Bluegill Striped bass Hybrid Stripers

Lake Townsend Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a favorite activity on Lake Townsend, with several boat ramps available for easy access to the water. Boaters can cruise along the expansive lake, enjoy water sports such as tubing or water skiing, or simply relax while taking in the scenic beauty of the surroundings. Kayaks and canoes are also popular choices, allowing visitors to explore the quieter areas and get closer to nature.

For those looking to extend their stay, camping facilities are available near Lake Townsend. The lake offers a campground with amenities such as RV hookups, tent sites, picnic areas, and restroom facilities. Camping near Lake Townsend allows visitors to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the lakeside.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Greensboro KOA Campground - 336 274-4143

Wilson Properties and RV Park - 336 339-1424

Lake Townsend NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Townsend
Lake Townsend Yacht Club
6332 Townsend Rd
Browns Summit, NC 27214
336 373-3694


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Lake Townsend in NC

Fishing for bass, hybrid striped bass, catfish, and crappie in north-central NC

Lake Townsend, in North Carolina.