PO Box 357
Graham, NC 27253
About Graham-Mebane Lake
Graham-Mebane Lake is a 660-acre municipal reservoir. Formerly known as Quaker Lake, the Lake was expanded from 150 acres to its’ present size in 1994. In addition to Quaker Creek, four other creeks (Otter Creek, Mill Creek, Stagg Creek, and Back Creek) feed into the lake.
Graham-Mebane Lake offers sport fishing, boating, skiing, bank fishing, picnicking, and the peace of a relaxing afternoon. The lake is the source of drinking water for the citizens of Graham, Mebane, Green Level, and Swepsonville, so no swimming or wading is allowed.
For safety, Graham-Mebane Lake restricts admittance during periods of lightning, heavy rain, and fog until safe boating/fishing is assured. The marina offers fishing supplies, worms, and crickets for sale, along with ice, snacks, and drinks and restrooms. We have several free-of-charge picnic tables and grills located in the Bank Fishing area offered on a first come basis.
The Graham-Mebane Lake and premises is an alcohol free facility. Pets must be on a leash at all times. To ensure a safe trip, be sure to follow all boating rules and regulations.
Hours of Operation
February: Open Weekends Only – Saturday, 8am to 5pm and Sunday, 1pm to 5pm
*March through October: Open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; hours as listed below. On Sunday, open at 1pm; closes as listed below.
GRAHAM-MEBANE LAKE IS CLOSED EVERY TUESDAY.**
March: 8am to 5pm until Daylight Savings Time; after DST, close at 6pm
April: 7am to 7pm
May, June and July: 6:30am to 8pm
August: 7am to 7pm
September: 7am to 6:30pm
October: 8am to 6pm
November: Open Weekends Only – Saturday, 8am to 5pm and Sunday, 1pm to 5pm
Graham-Mebane Lake Fees
|Alamance Co. & Mebane Residents in Orange Co.||Non-Alamance Co. Residents|
|All motorized vessels||$5 per boat + $2 per person||$8 per boat + $2 per person|
|Senior Citizens (motorized vessels)||$3 per boat + $1 per person||$3 per boat + $1 per person|
|Non-motorized Vessels||$5 per boat||$8 per boat|
|Senior Citizens (non-motorized vessels)||$3 per boat||$3 per boat|
|Bank Ages 13 and older||$2 per person||$3 per person|
|Senior Citizens and Persons with 100% Disability||$1 per person||$1 per person|
|Annual User Fee Permit (covers specified owner and boat only)|
|Annual User Fee||$60 per year||$85 per year|
|Senior Annual User Fee||$50 per year||$60 per year|
Click HERE for directions to the lake (3218 Bason Road, Mebane, NC).
Under State law, a fishing license is necessary for anyone 16 or older except on July the Fourth. For more information on licenses, please contact the NC Wildlife Resources Commission at 888-2huntfish (888-248-6834), Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, or see the license information on the Commission’s website, www.ncwildlife.org. You can purchase a State fishing license by mail or on-line through the NC Wildlife Commission’s website, or at local sporting goods locations.
The Lake has an open-air shelter available for rent. It’s a great place for birthday parties, reunions, and picnics. Maximum capacity is 35 people. The shelter is reserved weeks in advance so be sure to contact the Marina at 919.563.6544 for availability. Stop by the marina to book your event.
Alamance County and Mebane Residents in Orange County: $25.00 for a 4-hour period, $50.00 for an 8-hour period.
Non-Residents: please call 919.563.6544 for pricing.
Events and Programs
Youth Fishing Derby
Every June the Graham Recreation and Parks Department holds a FREE youth fishing derby for kids ages 4-15. A hotdog lunch is provided to youth participants. Prizes are awarded in three age categories. Pre-registration begins in May.
Big Bass Tournament
Graham-Mebane Lake sponsors a season-long big bass tournament. There is a monthly winner (March-October) for the heaviest largemouth bass caught and weighed. Each monthly winner receives an annual permit ($50 to $85 value) for the upcoming year and qualifies for the Fish-Off in late October. The winner of the Fish-Off receives a cash prize. Entrance fee: $25.00.
|2015 Big Bass Tournament|
The Lake sponsors three catfish tournaments each summer. Each tournament runs from 8:00 pm to midnight. A cash prize is awarded to the angler who catches and weighs the heaviest catfish during the four-hour tournament. Entrance Fee: $15.00. Call 919.563.6544 for more information.
2015 Catfish Tournament Dates: May 16th, June 20th, July 18th
2015 Catfish Tournaments
|May 16||4.74 lbs.|
We are proud to host an INT wakeboard competition each summer. This event is designed by INT to encourage entrants of all ages to challenge their abilities at non intimidating, fun events. Over a hundred competitors and spectators attend the tournament. See the INT website for more information.
NC Wildlife Tackle Loaner Program
Graham-Mebane Lake participates in the NC Wildlife Tackle Loaner Program. The program is designed to introduce kids to fishing by allowing them to sign out fishing rods to use free of charge. Parental guidance is required. Please ask Lake Staff for more information.
Community Fishing Program
The Graham Recreation and Parks Department has joined with the NC Wildlife Resource Commission’s Community Fishing Program to install a handicap-accessible fishing pier and four solar-powered fish feeders to make fishing more enjoyable for all anglers. This makes our Bank Fishing area ideal for families seeking enjoyable and economical fishing trips.