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Fish & Game Trail

YOUR GUIDE TO ALL THAT IS

Fish & Game Trail

Fayetteville Cumberland County has plenty to offer when it comes to hunting and fishing. Here’s everything you’ll need - including a map of all the good spots. In addition, you’ll find answers to all your questions, like hunting and fishing licenses, operating hours, safety info, etc.   It is important to note that for all public fishing locations within Cumberland County, you must have a current fishing permit.... MORE
Fayetteville Cumberland County has plenty to offer when it comes to hunting and fishing. Here’s everything you’ll need - including a map of all the good spots. In addition, you’ll find answers to all your questions, like hunting and fishing licenses, operating hours, safety info, etc.   It is important to note that for all public fishing locations within Cumberland County, you must have a current fishing permit. To find out more about NC Fishing permits, please contact the NC Wildlife Resources Commission at 919.707.0031 or at www.ncwildlife.org.   All first-time hunting license buyers in North Carolina must have successfully completed a free Hunter Education Course before they can obtain a hunting or sportsman license. For more information about this course and obtaining a hunting or sportsman license, please contact the NC Wildlife Resources Commission at 919.707.0031 or at www.ncwildlife.org.   Hunting Season: Unless otherwise indicated for a particular game land, game animal and game bird seasons are the same as private land surrounding the game land. For animals with no closed season (groundhogs, skunk, coyote, feral hogs, armadillo, etc) hunting is allowed ONLY when another game animal or game bird is in season. CLOSE
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    Deer Pen Lake

    4 acres

    Category: Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    4 acres Category: Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    McArthur Lake

    70 acres

    Category: Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads, Crappies.

    Manchester Road Fort Bragg NC 28307

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    70 acres Category: Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads, Crappies....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Smith Lake

    68 acres

    Category: Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads.

    Building Q2812 Smith Lake Road Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 396-5979

    68 acres Category: Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Carvers Creek State Park

    Open to the public.

    Hours: Daily 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (April-October), Daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (November-March)

    *Due to Hurricane Matthew in Fall 2017, No Fishing until dam is repaired.*

    Notes: Free; Bank Fishing only; ½ mile walk to pond from parking.

    2505 Long Valley Road Spring Lake NC 28390

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 436-4681

    Open to the public. Hours: Daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (April-October), Daily 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (November-March) *Due to Hurricane Matthew in Fall 2017, No Fishing until dam is repaired.* Notes: Free; Bank Fishing only; ½ mile walk to pond...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Fayetteville Boating Access Area (Cape Fear River)

    Open to the public.

    Notes: Boat Ramp; Canoe Access.

    What You Will Catch: Large Mouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, American Shad, Catfish, Sunfish.

    This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

    Old NC 87 (4 miles south of US 301 and Old NC 87) Fayetteville NC

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 866-4250

    Open to the public. Notes: Boat Ramp; Canoe Access. What You Will Catch: Large Mouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, American Shad, Catfish, Sunfish. This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Campbellton Landing

    This modern-day entertainment venue is located on the east bank of the Cape Fear River and is named after the old ferry landing at Campbelton village. Campbelton was the first settlement in the area, incorporated in 1762 and located on the west bank of the river. It wasn’t until 1819 that the first bridge crossing the river was constructed to bring people over to the east bank. Campbellton Landing is the site of some of the best-kept Confederate breastworks. An array of events for all ages are now hosted at this historic site.

    Hours: Fishing allowed 24 hours.

    Notes: Private Boat Ramp – $5.00/24 hours (paid to Riverside Sports Center); Free Bank Fishing; Free Parking.

    What You Will Catch: Large Mouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, American Shad, Catfish, Sunfish.

    This site is affiliated with the Cape Fear River/Riverside Sports Center.

    1130 Person Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 568-3071

    This modern-day entertainment venue is located on the east bank of the Cape Fear River and is named after the old ferry landing at Campbelton village. Campbelton was the first settlement in the area, incorporated in 1762 and located on the...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Glenville Lake at Milton E. Mazarick Park

    *Due to Hurricane Matthew in Fall 2017, No Fishing until dam is repaired.*

    Open to the public. Notes: Fishing Pier; Universal Access; Pole and line fishing only, netting of any fish is prohibited.

    Fishing Tackle Loaner Program – Borrow a rod and reel for 24 hours and go fishing. Participants 16 and under will receive a free starter tackle box upon the first occasion of returning the loaned rod and reel. A driver’s license is required to register. All ages; Mon.-Fri.; 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Free.

    Jon Boat Rentals – Renters must be 18 years of age with a valid picture identification card or driver’s license. Boat availability is subject to season and weather conditions. $2/hour; $5/half-day; $10/full-day.

    What You Will Catch: Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Large Mouth Bass, Redear Sunfish.

    This site is affiliated with the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation

    1400 Belvedere Ave. Fayetteville NC 28305

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 433-1575

    *Due to Hurricane Matthew in Fall 2017, No Fishing until dam is repaired.* Open to the public. Notes: Fishing Pier; Universal Access; Pole and line fishing only, netting of any fish is prohibited. Fishing Tackle Loaner Program - Borrow...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Hope Mills Lake (Currently Dry)

    Notes: Boat Ramp; Canoe Access; Fishing Pier; Universal Access.

    What You Will Catch: Catfish, Chain Pickerel, Large mouth Bass, Sunfish.

    This site is affiliated with the Town of Hope Mills

    Boatman Drive (off N. Main Street Hope Mills NC 28348

    (910) 424-4555

    Notes: Boat Ramp; Canoe Access; Fishing Pier; Universal Access. What You Will Catch: Catfish, Chain Pickerel, Large mouth Bass, Sunfish. This site is affiliated with the Town of Hope Mills...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB)

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.;

    Open to the public

    The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) positions Fayetteville and  Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments, and individual travel. Operating a Visitors Center with a drive-through window. The FACVB is located just minutes from the heart of downtown. Signs from I-95 provide clear directions to the Visitor Center. Call for information and help planning your visit to the area or stop by when you arrive for maps, brochures and more.

    245 Person Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 483-5311

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Open to the public The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) positions Fayetteville and  Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments, and individual travel....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Lake Rim Public Fishing Area

    Open to the public.

    Notes: Boat Ramp; Universally Accessible; Adaptive Fishing Gear; Loaner Fishing Tackle.

    What You Will Catch: Large Mouth Bass, Catfish, Sunfish.

    This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

    2214 Tar Kiln Drive Fayetteville NC 28304

    (910) 866-4250

    Open to the public. Notes: Boat Ramp; Universally Accessible; Adaptive Fishing Gear; Loaner Fishing Tackle. What You Will Catch: Large Mouth Bass, Catfish, Sunfish. This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Rhodes Pond

    *Due to Hurricane Matthew in Fall 2017, No Fishing until dam is repaired.*

    Rhodes Pond was created in the 1700s by an earthen dam crossing the Black River, with a spillway built of pegged logs. During the 1800s, it was known as Smith’s Mill Pond and was part of the John Smith Plantation. A historical monument and a museum for a nearby Civil War battle are four to five miles northwest on highway 82 (Burnett Road).

    The pond has its own history. Sherman’s men marched through the area, sparing homes but picking up livestock, poultry, and dry goods as they went. Before they reached Averasboro, a skirmish took place between Sherman’s men and General Joseph Wheeler’s Calvary. After the war, rumor has it that the Rhodes family purchased the property for a “gray mule and 40 bushels of corn.” The Rhodes Pond Mill House was used as a post office from 1882 until 1900. During the early 1900s it was owned in divided interests by prominent businessmen. From the 1920s until 1964 this property was known as Hollands’ Lake.

    It wasn’t until 1964 that the pond was purchased by Jerry S. Honeycutt who dubbed his family’s lake Rhodes Pond Fish Camp. Rhodes Pond Fish Camp has a strong reputation as a well-loved fishing spot. Historical men, such as the famous General William C. Lee, “Father of the Airborne,” were dedicated visitors to the pond. The remains of the old mill site and dam are intact. Travelers of old highway 301 have enjoyed a rest at the Fish Camp – once they realized the pond was open to the public. Some stopped habitually in their travels, maybe to share their thoughts with the “Black River Philosopher,” owner Jerry Honeycutt. Until his unexpected passing on November 6, 2000, Mr. Honeycutt was always ready to share area history and nature with passerby. “In December 2004, the State of North Carolina purchased a spectacular natural area known as Rhodes Pond, protecting and preserving it in perpetuity.”

    Open to the public.

    Notes: Boat Ramp; Universal Access. What You Will Catch: Catfish, Large Mouth Bass, Sunfish.

    This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources

    11055 Dunn Road Godwin NC 28344

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (919) 707-0187

    *Due to Hurricane Matthew in Fall 2017, No Fishing until dam is repaired.* Rhodes Pond was created in the 1700s by an earthen dam crossing the Black River, with a spillway built of pegged logs. During the 1800s, it was known as Smith's...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center

    The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center was built in 2007 and is operated by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. At 4800 square feet the Pechmann Center is the only fishing education center of its kind in the state. The Center’s mission is to educate the public on aquatic habitat conversation through interactive fishing programs and clinics. The center offers programs, clinics, exhibits, and public fishing events through out the entire year.

    7489 Raeford Road Fayetteville NC 28304

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 868-5003

    The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center was built in 2007 and is operated by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. At 4800 square feet the Pechmann Center is the only fishing education center of its kind in the state. The Center’s...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Rhodes Pond Game Land

    461 acres

    Cumberland and Harnett County Access/Facilities: Permit-only area; Camping is restricted to September 1-February 28 and March 31-May 14 in designated areas; Special disabled access rules apply.

    What You Will Hunt: Deer, Raccoon, Squirrel, Waterfowl, Warm Water fishes.

    This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

    11055 Dunn Road Godwin NC 28344
    461 acres Cumberland and Harnett County Access/Facilities: Permit-only area; Camping is restricted to September 1-February 28 and March 31-May 14 in designated areas; Special disabled access rules apply. What You Will Hunt: Deer, Raccoon,...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Suggs Mills Pond Game Land

    10,838 acres

    Cumberland and Bladen County

    Access/Facilities: Permit-only area; Camping is restricted to September 1-February 28 and March 31-May 14 in designated areas; Special disabled access rules apply.

    What You Will Hunt: Deer, Rabbit, Squirrel, Quail, Dove, Water fowl, Warm Water Fishes.

    This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

    Cumberland and Bladen County NC
    10,838 acres Cumberland and Bladen County Access/Facilities: Permit-only area; Camping is restricted to September 1-February 28 and March 31-May 14 in designated areas; Special disabled access rules apply. What You Will Hunt: Deer, Rabbit,...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Nicholson Creek Game Land

    1,021 acres

    Hoke County Access/Facilities: Three-day-per-week area (Monday-Wednesday-Saturday); No camping permitted.

    What You Will Hunt: Deer, Turkey, Rabbit, Raccoon, Squirrel, Quail, Dove.

    This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

    Hoke County NC

    1,021 acres Hoke County Access/Facilities: Three-day-per-week area (Monday-Wednesday-Saturday); No camping permitted. What You Will Hunt: Deer, Turkey, Rabbit, Raccoon, Squirrel, Quail, Dove. This site is affiliated with the North Carolina...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Rockfish Creek Game Land

    2,689 acres

    Hoke County Access/Facilities: Three-day-per-week area (Monday-Wednesday-Saturday); No camping permitted; The use of dogs for hunting deer is prohibited; Swimming and internal combustion engines are prohibited at Lake.

    What You Will Hunt: Deer, Turkey, Raccoon, Squirrel.

    This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

    Hoke County NC

    2,689 acres Hoke County Access/Facilities: Three-day-per-week area (Monday-Wednesday-Saturday); No camping permitted; The use of dogs for hunting deer is prohibited; Swimming and internal combustion engines are prohibited at Lake. What You...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Big Muddy Lake

    66 acres

    Category: Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    (910) 432-5415

    66 acres Category: Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Boundary Line Lake

    15 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    15 acres Category: Intensively Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Holland Lake

    8 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, Crappies, Warmouth.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    8 acres Category: Intensively Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, Crappies, Warmouth....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Hurley Lake

    8 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    8 acres Category: Intensively Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Keist Lake

    14 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    14 acres Category: Intensively Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Little Muddy Lake

    31 acres

    Category: Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    (910) 432-5415

    31 acres Category: Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Lower McKellars Lake

    16 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Catfish Lake

    What You Will Catch: Channel Catfish; Other species like Bass, Bluegill and Warmouth are present as well.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    16 acres Category: Intensively Managed Catfish Lake What You Will Catch: Channel Catfish; Other species like Bass, Bluegill and Warmouth are present as well....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Mossgeill Lake

    7 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Catfish Lake

    What You Will Catch: Channel Catfish; Other species like Bass, Bluegill and Warmouth are present as well.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    (910) 432-5415

    7 acres Category: Intensively Managed Catfish Lake What You Will Catch: Channel Catfish; Other species like Bass, Bluegill and Warmouth are present as well....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    McFayden Lake

    7 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Lake

    Notes: McFayden Lake is a youth only lake. 15 years of age and below must be accompanied by parent or guardian and only youth can fish in this lake. Adults may not fish.

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    (910) 432-5415

    7 acres Category: Intensively Managed Lake Notes: McFayden Lake is a youth only lake. 15 years of age and below must be accompanied by parent or guardian and only youth can fish in this lake. Adults may not fish. What You Will Catch: Bass,...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Mott Lake

    138 acres

    Category: Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads, Crappies.

    Plank Road Fort Bragg NC 28307

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    138 acres Category: Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads, Crappies....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Overhills Lake

    36 acres

    Category: Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    36 acres Category: Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Simmons Lake

    13 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish.

    Honeycutt Road Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    13 acres Category: Intensively Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Texas Lake

    29 acres

    Category: Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads.

    Honeycutt Road Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    29 acres Category: Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Wyatt Lake

    8 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Catfish Lake

    What You Will Catch: Channel Catfish; Other species like Bass, Bluegill and Warmouth are present as well.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    8 acres Category: Intensively Managed Catfish Lake What You Will Catch: Channel Catfish; Other species like Bass, Bluegill and Warmouth are present as well....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  1. Deer Pen Lake
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    Deer Pen Lake

    4 acres

    Category: Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    4 acres Category: Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  2. McArthur Lake
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    McArthur Lake

    70 acres

    Category: Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads, Crappies.

    Manchester Road Fort Bragg NC 28307

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    70 acres Category: Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads, Crappies....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  3. Smith Lake
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    Smith Lake

    68 acres

    Category: Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads.

    Building Q2812 Smith Lake Road Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 396-5979

    68 acres Category: Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  4. Carvers Creek State Park
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    Carvers Creek State Park

    Open to the public.

    Hours: Daily 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (April-October), Daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (November-March)

    *Due to Hurricane Matthew in Fall 2017, No Fishing until dam is repaired.*

    Notes: Free; Bank Fishing only; ½ mile walk to pond from parking.

    2505 Long Valley Road Spring Lake NC 28390

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 436-4681

    Open to the public. Hours: Daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (April-October), Daily 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (November-March) *Due to Hurricane Matthew in Fall 2017, No Fishing until dam is repaired.* Notes: Free; Bank Fishing only; ½ mile walk to pond...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  5. Fayetteville Boating Access Area (Cape Fear River)
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    Fayetteville Boating Access Area (Cape Fear River)

    Open to the public.

    Notes: Boat Ramp; Canoe Access.

    What You Will Catch: Large Mouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, American Shad, Catfish, Sunfish.

    This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

    Old NC 87 (4 miles south of US 301 and Old NC 87) Fayetteville NC

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 866-4250

    Open to the public. Notes: Boat Ramp; Canoe Access. What You Will Catch: Large Mouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, American Shad, Catfish, Sunfish. This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  6. Campbellton Landing
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    Campbellton Landing

    This modern-day entertainment venue is located on the east bank of the Cape Fear River and is named after the old ferry landing at Campbelton village. Campbelton was the first settlement in the area, incorporated in 1762 and located on the west bank of the river. It wasn’t until 1819 that the first bridge crossing the river was constructed to bring people over to the east bank. Campbellton Landing is the site of some of the best-kept Confederate breastworks. An array of events for all ages are now hosted at this historic site.

    Hours: Fishing allowed 24 hours.

    Notes: Private Boat Ramp – $5.00/24 hours (paid to Riverside Sports Center); Free Bank Fishing; Free Parking.

    What You Will Catch: Large Mouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, American Shad, Catfish, Sunfish.

    This site is affiliated with the Cape Fear River/Riverside Sports Center.

    1130 Person Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 568-3071

    This modern-day entertainment venue is located on the east bank of the Cape Fear River and is named after the old ferry landing at Campbelton village. Campbelton was the first settlement in the area, incorporated in 1762 and located on the...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  7. Glenville Lake at Milton E. Mazarick Park
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    Glenville Lake at Milton E. Mazarick Park

    *Due to Hurricane Matthew in Fall 2017, No Fishing until dam is repaired.*

    Open to the public. Notes: Fishing Pier; Universal Access; Pole and line fishing only, netting of any fish is prohibited.

    Fishing Tackle Loaner Program – Borrow a rod and reel for 24 hours and go fishing. Participants 16 and under will receive a free starter tackle box upon the first occasion of returning the loaned rod and reel. A driver’s license is required to register. All ages; Mon.-Fri.; 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Free.

    Jon Boat Rentals – Renters must be 18 years of age with a valid picture identification card or driver’s license. Boat availability is subject to season and weather conditions. $2/hour; $5/half-day; $10/full-day.

    What You Will Catch: Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Large Mouth Bass, Redear Sunfish.

    This site is affiliated with the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation

    1400 Belvedere Ave. Fayetteville NC 28305

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 433-1575

    *Due to Hurricane Matthew in Fall 2017, No Fishing until dam is repaired.* Open to the public. Notes: Fishing Pier; Universal Access; Pole and line fishing only, netting of any fish is prohibited. Fishing Tackle Loaner Program - Borrow...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  8. Hope Mills Lake (Currently Dry)
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    Hope Mills Lake (Currently Dry)

    Notes: Boat Ramp; Canoe Access; Fishing Pier; Universal Access.

    What You Will Catch: Catfish, Chain Pickerel, Large mouth Bass, Sunfish.

    This site is affiliated with the Town of Hope Mills

    Boatman Drive (off N. Main Street Hope Mills NC 28348

    (910) 424-4555

    Notes: Boat Ramp; Canoe Access; Fishing Pier; Universal Access. What You Will Catch: Catfish, Chain Pickerel, Large mouth Bass, Sunfish. This site is affiliated with the Town of Hope Mills...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  9. Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB)
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    Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB)

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.;

    Open to the public

    The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) positions Fayetteville and  Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments, and individual travel. Operating a Visitors Center with a drive-through window. The FACVB is located just minutes from the heart of downtown. Signs from I-95 provide clear directions to the Visitor Center. Call for information and help planning your visit to the area or stop by when you arrive for maps, brochures and more.

    245 Person Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 483-5311

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Open to the public The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) positions Fayetteville and  Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments, and individual travel....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  10. Lake Rim Public Fishing Area
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    Lake Rim Public Fishing Area

    Open to the public.

    Notes: Boat Ramp; Universally Accessible; Adaptive Fishing Gear; Loaner Fishing Tackle.

    What You Will Catch: Large Mouth Bass, Catfish, Sunfish.

    This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

    2214 Tar Kiln Drive Fayetteville NC 28304

    (910) 866-4250

    Open to the public. Notes: Boat Ramp; Universally Accessible; Adaptive Fishing Gear; Loaner Fishing Tackle. What You Will Catch: Large Mouth Bass, Catfish, Sunfish. This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  11. Rhodes Pond
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    Rhodes Pond

    *Due to Hurricane Matthew in Fall 2017, No Fishing until dam is repaired.*

    Rhodes Pond was created in the 1700s by an earthen dam crossing the Black River, with a spillway built of pegged logs. During the 1800s, it was known as Smith’s Mill Pond and was part of the John Smith Plantation. A historical monument and a museum for a nearby Civil War battle are four to five miles northwest on highway 82 (Burnett Road).

    The pond has its own history. Sherman’s men marched through the area, sparing homes but picking up livestock, poultry, and dry goods as they went. Before they reached Averasboro, a skirmish took place between Sherman’s men and General Joseph Wheeler’s Calvary. After the war, rumor has it that the Rhodes family purchased the property for a “gray mule and 40 bushels of corn.” The Rhodes Pond Mill House was used as a post office from 1882 until 1900. During the early 1900s it was owned in divided interests by prominent businessmen. From the 1920s until 1964 this property was known as Hollands’ Lake.

    It wasn’t until 1964 that the pond was purchased by Jerry S. Honeycutt who dubbed his family’s lake Rhodes Pond Fish Camp. Rhodes Pond Fish Camp has a strong reputation as a well-loved fishing spot. Historical men, such as the famous General William C. Lee, “Father of the Airborne,” were dedicated visitors to the pond. The remains of the old mill site and dam are intact. Travelers of old highway 301 have enjoyed a rest at the Fish Camp – once they realized the pond was open to the public. Some stopped habitually in their travels, maybe to share their thoughts with the “Black River Philosopher,” owner Jerry Honeycutt. Until his unexpected passing on November 6, 2000, Mr. Honeycutt was always ready to share area history and nature with passerby. “In December 2004, the State of North Carolina purchased a spectacular natural area known as Rhodes Pond, protecting and preserving it in perpetuity.”

    Open to the public.

    Notes: Boat Ramp; Universal Access. What You Will Catch: Catfish, Large Mouth Bass, Sunfish.

    This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources

    11055 Dunn Road Godwin NC 28344

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (919) 707-0187

    *Due to Hurricane Matthew in Fall 2017, No Fishing until dam is repaired.* Rhodes Pond was created in the 1700s by an earthen dam crossing the Black River, with a spillway built of pegged logs. During the 1800s, it was known as Smith's...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  12. John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center
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    John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center

    The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center was built in 2007 and is operated by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. At 4800 square feet the Pechmann Center is the only fishing education center of its kind in the state. The Center’s mission is to educate the public on aquatic habitat conversation through interactive fishing programs and clinics. The center offers programs, clinics, exhibits, and public fishing events through out the entire year.

    7489 Raeford Road Fayetteville NC 28304

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 868-5003

    The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center was built in 2007 and is operated by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. At 4800 square feet the Pechmann Center is the only fishing education center of its kind in the state. The Center’s...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  13. Rhodes Pond Game Land
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    Rhodes Pond Game Land

    461 acres

    Cumberland and Harnett County Access/Facilities: Permit-only area; Camping is restricted to September 1-February 28 and March 31-May 14 in designated areas; Special disabled access rules apply.

    What You Will Hunt: Deer, Raccoon, Squirrel, Waterfowl, Warm Water fishes.

    This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

    11055 Dunn Road Godwin NC 28344
    461 acres Cumberland and Harnett County Access/Facilities: Permit-only area; Camping is restricted to September 1-February 28 and March 31-May 14 in designated areas; Special disabled access rules apply. What You Will Hunt: Deer, Raccoon,...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  14. Suggs Mills Pond Game Land
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    Suggs Mills Pond Game Land

    10,838 acres

    Cumberland and Bladen County

    Access/Facilities: Permit-only area; Camping is restricted to September 1-February 28 and March 31-May 14 in designated areas; Special disabled access rules apply.

    What You Will Hunt: Deer, Rabbit, Squirrel, Quail, Dove, Water fowl, Warm Water Fishes.

    This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

    Cumberland and Bladen County NC
    10,838 acres Cumberland and Bladen County Access/Facilities: Permit-only area; Camping is restricted to September 1-February 28 and March 31-May 14 in designated areas; Special disabled access rules apply. What You Will Hunt: Deer, Rabbit,...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  15. Nicholson Creek Game Land
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    Nicholson Creek Game Land

    1,021 acres

    Hoke County Access/Facilities: Three-day-per-week area (Monday-Wednesday-Saturday); No camping permitted.

    What You Will Hunt: Deer, Turkey, Rabbit, Raccoon, Squirrel, Quail, Dove.

    This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

    Hoke County NC

    1,021 acres Hoke County Access/Facilities: Three-day-per-week area (Monday-Wednesday-Saturday); No camping permitted. What You Will Hunt: Deer, Turkey, Rabbit, Raccoon, Squirrel, Quail, Dove. This site is affiliated with the North Carolina...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  16. Rockfish Creek Game Land
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    Rockfish Creek Game Land

    2,689 acres

    Hoke County Access/Facilities: Three-day-per-week area (Monday-Wednesday-Saturday); No camping permitted; The use of dogs for hunting deer is prohibited; Swimming and internal combustion engines are prohibited at Lake.

    What You Will Hunt: Deer, Turkey, Raccoon, Squirrel.

    This site is affiliated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

    Hoke County NC

    2,689 acres Hoke County Access/Facilities: Three-day-per-week area (Monday-Wednesday-Saturday); No camping permitted; The use of dogs for hunting deer is prohibited; Swimming and internal combustion engines are prohibited at Lake. What You...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  17. Big Muddy Lake
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    Big Muddy Lake

    66 acres

    Category: Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    (910) 432-5415

    66 acres Category: Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  18. Boundary Line Lake
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    Boundary Line Lake

    15 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    15 acres Category: Intensively Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  19. Holland Lake
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    Holland Lake

    8 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, Crappies, Warmouth.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    8 acres Category: Intensively Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, Crappies, Warmouth....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  20. Hurley Lake
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    Hurley Lake

    8 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    8 acres Category: Intensively Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  21. Keist Lake
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    Keist Lake

    14 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    14 acres Category: Intensively Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  22. Little Muddy Lake
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    Little Muddy Lake

    31 acres

    Category: Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    (910) 432-5415

    31 acres Category: Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  23. Lower McKellars Lake
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    Lower McKellars Lake

    16 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Catfish Lake

    What You Will Catch: Channel Catfish; Other species like Bass, Bluegill and Warmouth are present as well.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    16 acres Category: Intensively Managed Catfish Lake What You Will Catch: Channel Catfish; Other species like Bass, Bluegill and Warmouth are present as well....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  24. Mossgeill Lake
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    Mossgeill Lake

    7 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Catfish Lake

    What You Will Catch: Channel Catfish; Other species like Bass, Bluegill and Warmouth are present as well.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    (910) 432-5415

    7 acres Category: Intensively Managed Catfish Lake What You Will Catch: Channel Catfish; Other species like Bass, Bluegill and Warmouth are present as well....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  25. McFayden Lake
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    McFayden Lake

    7 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Lake

    Notes: McFayden Lake is a youth only lake. 15 years of age and below must be accompanied by parent or guardian and only youth can fish in this lake. Adults may not fish.

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    (910) 432-5415

    7 acres Category: Intensively Managed Lake Notes: McFayden Lake is a youth only lake. 15 years of age and below must be accompanied by parent or guardian and only youth can fish in this lake. Adults may not fish. What You Will Catch: Bass,...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  26. Mott Lake
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    Mott Lake

    138 acres

    Category: Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads, Crappies.

    Plank Road Fort Bragg NC 28307

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    138 acres Category: Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads, Crappies....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  27. Overhills Lake
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    Overhills Lake

    36 acres

    Category: Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    36 acres Category: Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  28. Quail Lake
  29. Simmons Lake
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    Simmons Lake

    13 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish.

    Honeycutt Road Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    13 acres Category: Intensively Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  30. Texas Lake
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    Texas Lake

    29 acres

    Category: Managed Lake

    What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads.

    Honeycutt Road Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    29 acres Category: Managed Lake What You Will Catch: Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Flier, Pickerels (Jacks), Bullheads....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  31. Wyatt Lake
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    Wyatt Lake

    8 acres

    Category: Intensively Managed Catfish Lake

    What You Will Catch: Channel Catfish; Other species like Bass, Bluegill and Warmouth are present as well.

    Contact Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch for exact location Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-5415

    8 acres Category: Intensively Managed Catfish Lake What You Will Catch: Channel Catfish; Other species like Bass, Bluegill and Warmouth are present as well....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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