• 16Mi. of Shoreline
  • 26Avg. Depth
  • 75Deepest Depth
  • Dam Name
    None
  • Year Built
    1926
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    408
  • Public Boat Ramps
    1
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
Golf Courses
(919) 471-4653
1807 Moores Mill Rd
Rougemont, NC 27572
(919) 620-0184
1 Old Trail Dr
Durham , NC 27712
Campgrounds
(919) 383-1686
6101 Cole Mill Rd
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 971-4410
2961-3071 Old Route 75
Stem, NC 27581
(919) 560-4355
2235 Bahama Road
Bahama, NC 27503
  • Counties: Durham County
  • Fish: Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass
  • Condos available (No)
  • Interesting facts: Not only does Lake Michie provide the city drinking water but up until 1960 the lake supplied hydroelectric power to the city.
  • History: The City of Durham built Lake Michie in 1926 to serve as a water supply, primarily fed by Flat River.
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No). (See None)
  • Dock restrictions (No). (See None)
Hospitals
(919) 764-2000
300 Yeazey Rd
Butner, NC 27509
Airports
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
1775 E International Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560 919-840-2200
25 miles away
Person County Airport-TDF
385 Montgomery Dr, Timberlake, NC 27583 336-364-1111
15 miles away
About Lake Michie
Durham County, North Carolina

Lake Michie is located near Butner and Rougemont, North Carolina. It is under 20 miles from Durham and under 40 miles from Raleigh.

The Raleigh-Durham International Airport is under 30 miles away, and the Duke Regional Hospital is under 15 miles away.

Lake Michie residents can shop at the Cross Creek shopping center in Durham and enjoy dinner at Hawthorne and Wood and El Jefecito.

Average Size, Amazing Experiences

Lake Michie is 480 acres, making it a medium-sized lake. This means that it is the perfect size to feel cozy while having plenty of space.

While swimming isn't allowed in the lake, residents can boat, kayak, canoe, fish, or relax on the shore. This area also provides anglers with some of the finest largemouth bass fishing, in addition to bull catfish, mud catfish, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, chain pickerel, longnose gar, and more.

The lake area has an ADA-accessible boathouse, a dock, and a canoe/kayak launch.

Exploring Rougemont

If you’re looking for activities to do off the water, Rougemont has several things to do. Residents can visit the Dukes of Hazzard museum or visit Castle Mont Rouge and take in the historical sights.

Visit Raleigh

As the capital of North Carolina, Raleigh has lots to do and see!

Pullen Park was the first public park in North Carolina and remains a great place for families and young children to enjoy the day outside. This park offers paddle boat rentals, carousel rides, playgrounds, train rides, and more!

Raleigh is home to many museums such as the North Carolina Museum of Art, Museum of Natural Sciences, and the Marbles Kids Museum.

Another great way to see Raleigh is by exploring downtown. Here, you will find amazing and delicious dining options such as Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar, Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar, and 10th & Terrace for drinks overlooking the pretty city lights.

Raleigh also offers a great shopping scene, so be sure to visit Crabtree Valley Mall or North Hills.

Small Town Full of Heart

Those looking for a small town where they can get in touch with nature will love calling Lake Michie home.