Bass Lake Park - Holly Springs, NC
Which is a better caption? “Let my people go!” or “I’m king of the world!” :) But in all seriousness, we had a great time at Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs the other day. We didn’t get very far on the trail since Peter discovered the small beach-like area by the boat dock and was having a great time digging his fingers unto the muddy sand, but the small part of the trail we did venture out on was great. The trail around the lake is not paved, but was still very flat and walkable.
One thing we really liked was periodically along the way, there were small stations with information about the trees, nature, and animals in and around the pond.
Another thing we noticed while at the lake was multiple people actively fishing or carrying fishing equipment. Similarly to our post about Lake Lynn, it looks like we might have to come out and see if we can reel in a fish or 2 here.
Also like a few other spots we’ve been to recently, we saw a steady flow of people at the lake. You can still keep your distance, but if you’re looking for an empty or secluded place to be in nature due to COVID concerns, this place might not be for you right now.
Let’s talk parking. There are 2 ways to enter the park off of Bass Lake Road - there is the one Google Maps will take you to, and another one a little further down the road that’s a bit more secluded and has a picnic shelter. Neither of these spots have a ton of parking, but the Town has put up signs about additional parking at 2401 Grigsby Avenue at Sugg Farm. We did not check that out, but it is available.
Lastly, per the Town, the service window at the park will reopen for administrative purposes only on May 18. Not sure exactly what that means, but we’re assuming no boat rentals or tackle or food sales.
We hope everyone had a great weekend! Share some of your nature and parks adventures with us in the comments.
(Note: We're currently working on updating our website with our reviews. This review was originally posted on Instagram and Facebook on May 17, 2020.)