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Lake Townsend

North Carolina

19Listings$95K-$2.5M$10.5MTotal Value
Lake Townsend, North Carolina

Lake Townsend real estate is considered a beautiful, but lesser known, market for lake homes and lake lots in North Carolina.

There are typically 10 lake homes for sale on Lake Townsend at any given time. The lake will usually have 10 or so lake lots and land for sale.

Lake Townsend homes for sale have an average list price of $425,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices.

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(336) 373-3694
6332 Lake Townsend Rd
Browns Summit, NC 27214
Golf Courses
(336) 656-3211
7665 Caber Rd
Browns Summit, NC 27214
(336) 275-8506
410 Sunset Dr
Greensboro, NC 27408
(336) 644-7991
6261 Lake Brandt Rd
Summerfield, NC 27358
(336) 540-1452
2616 Lawndale Dr
Greensboro, NC 27408
1896 Trox Rd
Greensboro, NC 27406
  • Counties: Guilford County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass Hybrid
  • Condos available (No)
  • Notable events: Friday Night Paddles.Townsend Big Bass Night Tournaments.
  • Sailing clubs: Lake Townsend Yacht Club
  • Interesting facts: The Lake is closed every Wednesday.
  • History: The Lake was named after James R. Townsend, a former city manager of Greensboro.
  • Permit is required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are not allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are not allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
  • Dock restrictions (No).
(336) 832-1000
2400 W Friendly Ave
Greensboro, NC 27403
Piedmont Triad International Airport
1000 Ted Johnson Pkwy, Greensboro, NC 27409
15 miles away
Air Harbor Airport-W88
150 Air Harbor Rd, Greensboro NC 27455
4 miles away
    About Lake Townsend
    A Lake in the City

    The largest of three municipal reservoirs, Lake Townsend is located in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is part of Guilford County and sits on 1,542 acres with 26 miles of shoreline. Besides providing water for the area, it is a popular destination for recreation.

    Still Waters

    Lake Townsend is a great place for sailboats. Restrictions for powerboats make the still waters perfect for sailing. The Lake Townsend Yacht Club offers members access to small and large sailboat races. It offers sailing lessons as well. The Club is inexpensive and membership is open to the public. You can also bring out electric motor boats, kayaks, and canoes on Lake Townsend. The marina offers boat rentals and a public launch. There is a boat ramp for private boats as well.

    The calm waters also make for stellar fishing. Anglers can expect to find largemouth, striped, and hybrid bass as well as black and white crappie and channel catfish. You can try your hand at spinning, bait casting, or fly fishing. Fishing is allowed from boats and from the piers.

    Explore Greensboro

    Lake Townsend is surrounded by several hiking trails, campgrounds, golf courses, and more to keep you busy when you aren’t on the lake. When you get hungry at the lake, you can picnic or try out Bryan Park Grill in the lake’s park.

    Nearby Greensboro offers the attractions of the big city. It is a vibrant city with plenty of shopping, nightlife, and more. There are also plenty of parks, gardens, arboretums, and museums for you to explore. Try out local restaurants like Hops Burger Bar, Scrambled Southern Diner, and Dame’s Chicken and Waffles.


    Greensboro is home to both Cone Health Hospital and Piedmont Triad International Airport.

    Peace in the City

    Lake Townsend would make the perfect home for those looking for a calm lake they can relax with easy access to city life.