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
There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.
Swimming and Boating
The public may boat, swim and fish in the lake when the group camps are not in use by obtaining permission from park staff.
State Lake Operations for White Lake and Bay Tree Lake
Singletary Lake State Park office manages state lake operations for White Lake and Bay Tree Lake. Please contact the park office for information or questions regarding piers, buoys, swim lines, seawalls, special activity permits or other state lake concerns.
Bay Tree Lake State Park
Bay Tree State Park is an undeveloped state park with no facilities to accommodate day use or overnight campers. This access is managed as a natural area and requires 4-wheel drive to navigate the terrain. All State Park Rules and Regulations apply.
T-shirts are available for sale at the Singletary Lake State Park office during office hours. Three designs are available which include Camp Ipecac, Camp Loblolly Bay and Singletary Lake State Park. Group sales can be made prior to or during your visit by requesting a t-shirt order form.
Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity Permit application or obtain one from the park office.
Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.
A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.
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.