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Wadesboro Municipal Lake





            Most locals know this facility simply as “The City Pond” or since its upgrading as “City Pond Park”.  This small, quite and scenic park is a community “gem” that most people don’t know about.  You can spend the day here relaxing in “peace and quite”, picnicking with family or friends, or fishing on a lake that is one on the best kept secrets in the area because of its uncrowded atmosphere.  The lake covers approximately 100-acres and is 24-feet deep at the dam.



          The lake known as “City Pond” is stocked with bass, bream, shell crackers, crappie and catfish.  Crappie fishing is best in the early spring and late fall, and the other species are fished for all year long.  The lake and park is open Tuesday thru Sunday from 6:30-am until 6:00-pm when the weather is suitable.  Charges for fishing here are unbelievably low:  $1.25 per person for fishing from the lake bank, or you can rent a boat for $4.00 plus $2.00 for each person in the boat, and that small fee includes life jackets and paddles!   These rates are on an “all day” basis.  You will need your North Carolina fishing license to fish here.  One of the local places you can purchase your fishing license and obtain a copy of North Carolina Fishing Rules and Regulations is H. W. Little Hardware, located in uptown Wadesboro.  For information on fishing regulations at the City Pond, call 704-694-4243.


            Some live bait is available at the lake, but if you have a favorite bait you like to use, it is suggested you bring your own.  Some snacks and drinks are available for purchase at the lake house.  Also, gasoline engines are allowed on the lake, but most people find the use of a small electric fishing motor to be all you will need. 



          There is a picnic shelter available at the City Pond Park.  The screened-in facility seats about 20 people, and is available for a $25.00 rental fee, plus a $25.00 deposit that is refundable following clean-up and if there is no damage.  (To reserve the shelter, call the Wadesboro Town Hall at 704-694-5171.)  In addition to the picnic shelter, there is an open picnic area that is free, on a first-come first-serve basis. Other facilities available at the park are:

  • Free Parking
  • Boat Launch area
  • Playground for children equipped with playground equipment
  • Meeting Facility
  • Pet Friendly
  • Public Restrooms
  • Boat Rental
  • Please note:  Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at the park, as this is a family park





·        The Wadesboro Municipal Lake is a reservoir in Anson County in North Carolina.  On the Wadesboro, NC USGS quad topo map, the lake is located at latitude 34.9232 and longitude -80.0803 coordinates.  The lake is 364 feet above mean sea level.



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City Pond Park

Phone:  704-694-4243

N.C. 742-South

Wadesboro, NC 28170