Graham Water Treatment Plant Spillway Maintenance is Underway
Lake Level: Lowered 3′ minimum
Mandatory maintenance on the City of Graham’s Water Treatment Plant’s spillway requires the lake water level to be lowered to at least 3′ below full pool and maintained at this level through late fall. Lake operations will be modified throughout the work duration
Catfish Tournament Canceled for August 10th
Necessary maintenance on the lake spillway requires the lake level be dropped 3 feet, exposing the rocky shoreline. Climbing over these rocks in the dark to get to the water’s edge is dangerous and a safety hazard. The Catfish Tournament scheduled for August 10th has been canceled due to unsafe night-fishing conditions. The lower water level is expected to continue until late fall so a makeup tournament is not scheduled. Thank you for your interest in our Catfish Tournaments and we hope to see you next year!
Graham-Mebane Lake is a 650-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. The lakes primary purpose is as a source of drinking water for the citizens of Graham, Mebane, Green Level, and Swepsonville, no swimming or wading is allowed.
Graham-Mebane Lake offers sport fishing, boating, skiing, bank fishing, picnicking, and the peace of a relaxing afternoon. There are seven boat launching ramps, along with bank fishing areas and two fishing piers. The marina features a boat ramp seven lanes wide, offering ample space for loading and unloading multiple boats at once. There are three long ramps and four short ramps. The short ramps are closed during periods of low water levels for launching safety. There are also two docks for securing boats. The lake also offers tournaments and programs to participate in (see link below for upcoming tournaments and programs).
The Graham-Mebane Lake marina provides an assortment of live bait including crickets, red worms, and night crawlers. Fishing supplies (hooks, bobbers, weights, stringers) are also available. The marina offers refreshments to purchase (drink and snack machines). Take a break in the sitting area to discuss the best fishing spots with the marina staff and be sure to check out the Fish Photo Wall of Fame, all from the current year. Restrooms are available at the marina and along the bank fishing area.
The lake also features one large picnic shelter with an outdoor grill. Reservations are recommended for the use of the large picnic shelter for scheduled events (see hours & contract/fees). First come, first served if there is not a reservation. There are also several other free-of-charge picnic areas with grills located throughout the marina area offered on a first come basis. Please contact the marina for more information about reservations.
To ensure a safe trip, follow all NCWRC boating rules and regulations. For safety, Graham-Mebane Lake restricts admittance during periods of lightning, heavy rain, and fog until safe boating/fishing is assured. Graham-Mebane Lake is an alcohol-free facility. Pets must be on a leash at all times. Parking is limited, so please carpool if possible.
Graham Recreation & Parks
ATTN: Graham-Mebane Lake
PO Drawer 357
Graham, NC 27253