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Lake Tillery In North Carolina

Lake Tillery, North Carolina

Boating, camping and fishing.

Enjoy boating adventures at Lake Tillery, a 5,200-acre lake located in the central part of the state, at Norwood, NC. Two marinas and a boat rental location offer everything you need for boating and water sport activities. However one of the biggest draws to fishermen are the giant blue catfish that swim in this reservoir. Worms, shrimp and cut bait are some of the favorite baits for catfish fishing in Lake Tillery. Healthy populations of bass, crappie and perch reside with plentiful sunfish making this a lake for the whole family where everyone can enjoy the "catching"! Lots of shoreline miles lined with trees and docks make excellent places to cast a lure. Fishing from shore is popular, with easy access all around the lake.

Area Amenities

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


Norwood Campground - 704 474-3800

Twin Harbor Property Owners Campground - 910 439-6129

Lake Tillery Family Campground - 704 985-3700

Tillery Reservoir Map


Fish species found in Lake Tillery include largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, white bass, white perch, yellow perch and striped bass.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish White Bass White Perch Yellow Perch Striped bass

Click here for a NC Fishing License.

Local Contact Information

Lilly's Bridge Marina
1183 Lillys Bridge Rd
Mt Gilead, NC 27306
910 439-2104

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