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Roanoke Rapids Lake In North Carolina

Roanoke Rapids Lake, North Carolina

Boating, camping and fishing.

A quiet and relaxing getaway, this is a great lake for boating, kayaking, sailing, canoeing...and of course fishing. Roanoke Rapids Lake, at 4,600 surface acres has room for all types of water-related activities. There are day-use areas at the lake and campgrounds with RV spaces nearby. Multiple marinas offer services and supplies for boating, as well as boat rentals. The lake is situated downstream of Gaston Lake, in the northeast part of the state, at Roanoke Rapids, NC. Known for exceptional striped bass fishing in the fall, and generally good fishing all season long for a variety of species, it is a good choice for those who like to avoid crowds. Come fish Roanoke Rapids Lake for big stripers and catfish, as well as load up the ice chest on crappie and perch.

Area Amenities

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


R V Resort At Carolina Crossroads - 252 538-9776

Lake Gaston RV & Camping Resort - 252 586-4121

Sherwood Forest Campground - 252 537-2526

Roanoke Rapids Reservoir Map


Fish species found in Roanoke Rapids Lake include largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, white perch and striped bass.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie White Perch Striped bass

Click here for a NC Fishing License.

Local Contact Information

Day Use Park at Roanoke Rapids Lake
100 Oakwood Avenue
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
252 410-6318

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