Please note that lake levels on nearly all North Carolina bay lakes are low at this time due to the recent drought. White Lake, as of June 14, 2019, is slightly above its culvert level of 63'6" (above sea level), presently at 63'7." White Lake, like other bay lakes, is nearly entirely dependant upon rainfall. The lake's culvert was built in 1993. Nothing has been done to lower water levels, the present level is simply the result of lack of rain. Boaters should excercise caution with fixed-propeller vessels while operating inside of established no wake buoys and poles. Lake levels are expected to continue to rise as precipitation continues.Last updated on: Friday, June 14, 2019
The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.
While camping in the park, take advantage of the recreation opportunities offered by this unique bay lake. Relax along the lakeshore among beautiful cypress trees - some of which sprouted more than 400 years ago.
A pier more than 500 feet long extends into the lake providing a perfect place for swimming and sunning. Swimming is permitted only for group campers and only in the designated area. Lifeguards are not provided; group leaders must provide swimming supervision.
Canoes are located onsite for group campers only. Visitors can bring their own watercraft (electric motors only) or canoes/kayaks. All personal watercraft must be washed or cleaned before launching into the lake.
Though fish populations are low due to the acidity of the water, the lake has a population of yellow perch and chain pickerel ready to provide a challenge for anglers. Fishing is permitted from the pier and watercraft during open park hours. N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission regulations are enforced.
6707 N.C. 53 E.
Kelly, NC 28448
GPS: 34.5831, -78.4496
8am - 5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day
Public access is limited to hiking, fishing and private watercraft. Swimming is available for group campers only.