Oak Hollow Lake, North Carolina, USA

Also known as:  Highpoint Reservoir

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Oak Hollow Lake visitor and community guide

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Tucked in between Winston-Salem and Greensboro, North Carolina, sparkling 810-acre Oak Hollow Lake is the primary water supply for the City of High Point, and also supplies anglers with some excellent fishing. A public marina on the lake and two golf courses along the shoreline also help make this lake a popular year-round vacation destination.

The highlight of Oak Hollow Lake is a public park and marina located on the southwest branch of the lake. The 1,500-acre park features an indoor and outdoor tennis center, picnic areas, a scenic overlook, an 18-hole golf course, a children’s play area, and a full service family campground. Boating, fishing, sailing, skiing, and swimming are just some of the recreational opportunities available at the park. The Oak Hollow Marina opened to the public in 1972 and offers year round boating and fishing, sailing classes, sailboat rental, boat storage space, bank fishing, and a picnic shelter with electricity, restrooms, and grills.

The marina is the best place to gain access to the lake, but there are several additional boat launches located on the long and meandering waterway. Anglers will find a large number of sport fish in the lake to include largemouth bass, hybrid-striped bass, channel catfish, and crappie, along with shellcrackers, bluegills, and pumpkinseeds. Oak Hollow Lake is well known for its fishing and attracts anglers of all ages from all over the area.

For those who enjoy the sport of sailing, the Oak Hollow Yacht Club is a public club which caters to sailing vessels of all kinds. Regattas are held the third weekend of every month and dot the Highpoint Reservoir with colorful sailboats. A launch pavilion for the club is located in the park. Oak Hollow Lake is also well known for its annual Oak Hollow World Championship Drag Boat Races, held in July.

Opened in 1976, the Oak Hollow Family Campground offers campers the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Many of the spacious campsites border the scenic shores of Oak Hollow Lake. Amenities at the campground include modern bathhouses, laundry facilities, an outdoor swimming pool, picnic shelter, children’s play areas, boat docks and a camp store. Golf and tennis enthusiasts can enjoy two public facilities. The Oak Hollow Tennis Center has earned state-wide recognition for its outdoor and indoor courts, while the 18-hole Pete Dye designed Oak Hollow Golf Course is nationally known for its unique layout and sprawling beauty. For additional vacation rentals, the Triad region, comprised of the cities of Winston-Salem, High Point, and Greensboro, have much to offer when it comes to lodging and real estate.

Oak Hollow Lake is located in the heart of a cultural and recreational area. Lovers of spectator sports will find themselves in the center of the Atlantic Coast Conference offering the best in college basketball, football and a host of team sports. Public parks are plentiful in the Triad. Bryan Park, a municipal facility just north of Greensboro offers championship golf courses, a state-of-the-art soccer complex, sailing, fishing and a choice of picnic facilities. Tanglewood Park, just west of Winston-Salem, is a 1,300-acre park featuring horseback riding, golfing, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, and tennis. Bur-Mill Park in Greensboro offers hiking and biking trails, fishing ponds, golf courses, swimming pools, volleyball courts and more. Another bonus of the Triad is that the Appalachian Mountains and their many recreational offerings are an easy day-trip if you’re looking to do a little sightseeing. For those who prefer the beach and its beautiful shoreline, head east. Many points on the coast can be reached in just over three hours.

Visitors to Oak Hollow Lake seeking a bit of culture will find Broadway shows, ballet, theatres, galleries, museums and historic sites in the Triad region. Both Winston-Salem and Greensboro have restored 1920s era theatres providing exceptional performance venues for theatre and other cultural events. The North Carolina School of the Arts, in Winston-Salem, stages more than 300 performances a year. You’ll never be at a loss finding something to do in the Triad.

Oak Hollow Lake’s clear blue waters attract many visitors throughout the year. Its close proximity to the cities of Winston-Salem and Greensboro make the lake a growing destination for vacationers. Whether you enjoy museums, music, or outdoor activities, Oak Hollow Lake and the surrounding area has plenty of ways to keep you entertained.

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Things to do at Oak Hollow Lake

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Camping
  • Campground
  • Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Museum

Fish species found at Oak Hollow Lake

  • Bass
  • Black Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Catfish
  • Channel Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Redear Sunfish (Shellcracker)
  • Striped Bass

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Oak Hollow Lake statistics & helpful links


Lake Type: Artificial Reservoir, Dammed

Water Level Control: City of High Point

Surface Area: 810 acres

Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 804 feet

Average Depth: 21 feet

Maximum Depth: 36 feet

Drainage Area: 55 sq. miles

Trophic State: Eutrophic

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