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Lake Hickory In North Carolina

Lake Hickory, North Carolina

Boating, camping and fishing.

Well known as great place for boating, and an excellent striper fishery, Lake Hickory is a great vacation destination. It is a 4,200-acre lake located in the north-central part of the state. There are several marinas on the lake, plenty of options for boat rentals, local fishing guides available, public boat ramps, and plenty of camping and lodging options near the lake. There are plenty of additional fishing opportunities here as well. Bass, crappie and sunfish fishing attract anglers from far and wide. The lake annually hosts a substantial number of bass tournaments - generally with good results. Fishing for catfish is a favorite of locals and can yield some big cats at times. Striped bass are still the biggest draw. Come fish for a day or bring the family and make a vacation of fishing at Lake Hickory.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY


Lake Hickory RV Resort - 828 256-4303

Indian Springs Campground - 828 397-5700

Hickory Lake Map


Fish species found in Lake Hickory include largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, bream and striped bass.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Striped bass

Click here for a NC Fishing License.

Local Contact Information

Lakeside Marina
81 Marina Drive
Hickory, NC 28601
828 495-8181

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