Due to COVID-19, the public swim area is closed until further notice.

Current Water Level

Hyco Lake full pool is 410.50 above sea level. Current measurement below is courtesy of US Geological Survey
 

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Campsite & Cottage Rentals

 Camping Sites:
  • 65 RV campsites cost $30-$45 per night
    • water and electric included
    • waste dump station
    • clean shared bath houses
    • some sites are waterfront
  • 12 primitive campsites cost $25 per night
    • not water or electric
  • Monthly rental sites available
    • 30 amp cost $400 monthly
    • 30/50 amp cost $525 monthly
    • 50 amp cost $525 monthly

PCLA Address:

205 Kelly Brewer Rd.

Leasburg, NC 27291

(336) 599-4343

Cottage Sites:
  • 8 cottage sites cost $65-$75 per night
            *taxes & refundable deposit required
  • full size bed with 1 or 2 bunk beds
  • flat screen TV with Directv
  • all sites are waterfront
  • clean shared bath houses
  • fridge-grill-picnic table-AC & heat
  • No Pets Allowed (no exceptions)
  • No indoor plumbing in cottages
  • No linens are provided
  • 2 cottages have reserved docks
  • If arriving after 4:30 pm, contact the office for cabin entry arrangements

* 6 of 8 cottages are 1/2 price ($32.50 per night) from October 1st thru March 31st.

Cottage Details:

Inside Campground locations:

  • Winstead (cabin 1): 2 double beds - reserved dock

  • Wagstaff (cabin 2): 2 double beds- reserved dock

On the point near boat ramps:

  • Munday: 2 double beds

  • Gentry: 1 double, 2 sets twin bunk beds

  • Griffin: 1 double, 2 sets twin bunk beds

  • Bradsher: 1 double, 2 sets twin bunk beds

  • Kirby: 1 double, 1 set twin bunk beds

  • Watlington: 1 double, 1 set twin bunk beds

Campsite & Cottage Rentals

 

Boat Permit

1 day
Daily boat permit is $25

For lake home owners,

All motorized vessels located below the 420' contour line must have a current boat permit.

Permits must be purchased by June 1st or the first time vessel is launched on the water.

1 year
  Annual boat permit is $75
  ( valid Jan.1st - Dec.31st )

PCLA is NOT RESPONSIBLE for lost boat permit stickers. If lost, a new permit must be purchased at the standard fee.

No exceptions.

Park Permit

1 day

Park access is $10 per vehicle:

Paid visitors will get access to picnic and fishing areas. (Swim area is closed due to COVID-19.)

April - September:  public park access:

  - Monday - Friday:  9am - 6pm

  - Saturday. - Sunday: 9am - 8pm

Free:

Disc golf course and nature trails are open year-round and are free - no entry fee

Boat Permit

 

Community Building & Picnic Shelters

       W.H. "Bill" Barker Community House
  • Rent for $275 from 8am - 11pm ($150 refundable security deposit)
  • Holidays & holiday weekend rent for $350 (same deposit amount)
  • Full kitchen-outdoor grills-huge deck overlooking the lake
  • Ideal location for huge family or holiday gatherings
  • Stunning Wedding locations
  • Building will hold approximately 125 people
  • Community House rental includes all gate fees
       Picnic Shelters
  • Rent for $35 per day ($35 refundable security deposit)
  • Hours: 10am - 9pm
  • Power - Water - Outdoor grills
  • Gate fees apply for all shelter attendees

To check availability or reserve, call:
 

(336)599-4343

 

Natural Learning Area

The Person-Caswell Lake Authority created an additional 30-acre Natural Learning Area in 2000. Visitors can enjoy the 16-foot gazebo style classroom, paved walking trails, and picnic areas. A portion of the trail is handicap accessible. The area has its own parking lot and is free to the public.


A wide variety of birds and other wildlife can also be seen at the Natural Learning Area. This has become a popular spot for bird watchers.

Hyco Lake also has a newly renovated Scout area for boys and girls of all ages. It features a large gathering area with a campfire circle and newly constructed seating.

 

PRICE IS FREE !!

 

DON'T FORGET:

water, sun screen and snacks.

PCLA Address:

205 Kelly Brewer Rd.

Leasburg, NC 27291

   (336)599-4343

Disc Golf Course at Hyco Lake

Hyco Lake Park is home to a Kraken Disk Golf Course! There are 18 baskets and the course is free of charge. You may bring your own discs & equipment or rent them from us.

    (336)599-4343

See reviews on Professional Disk Golf Association (PDGA).

Review

Image via pdga.com

kraken_nc_map.jpg
 

Boat Storage

PCLA

205 Kelly Brewer Rd.

Leasburg, NC 27291

 

     (336)599-4343

Six boat ramps, boardwalks, piers, and a large parking area provide convenience for boat launchers.
 
The Person-Caswell Lake Authority also offers a covered, gated storage facility with 36 covered storage bays for $450 per year (Jan.1st to Dec. 31st: first year is pro-rated). There is uncoveragedstorage offered at $360 per year.
 
Renters are given a key and have 24-hour access to their vessels.

6 Ramps

Boat Safety

DO NOT operate watercraft under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

 

Children 12 and under must wear life vests on boats. Everyone must wear life vests on watercraft. Also, any person born on or after January 1, 1988 must successfully complete a NASBLA approved boating education course before operating any vessel propelled by a motor of 10 HP or greater.

 

For information about approved courses at Hyco Lake Park & Campground: visit: ncwildlife.org/boating/learnresources.

Complete guidelines for boating in North Carolina can be found at: ncwildlife.org/boating.

 

Residential Leased Property

  • Boat Dock Building Permits

  • Shoreline Alterations

  • Shoreline Leases

 

 

​      Click the PDF icon to download the document:

PCLA

205 Kelley Brewer Rd.

Leasburg, NC 27291

 

     (336)599-4343

 

History of Hyco Lake

Board

The following excerpt is Courtesy of Hyco Lake Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1:

 

From the great turkey buzzards that loom near the lake to the four now dormant power plant stacks, Hyco Lake provides a rich history for Person County [and Caswell County], despite only dotting the landscape for nearly 45 years.


“Hyco” was shortened from the Native American word “hicotaminy”, which means Great Turkey Buzzard. The area that is now home to the 3,750 acre lake was once inhabited by Native Americans and, of course, the great turkey buzzard.


Much of the history of this area lies underneath the water. The region was prominent for its tobacco production. Areas where people spent hot summer days in the fields are covered by water, where people now spend hot summer days enjoying the lake. The products of their labor were turned to cigarettes at one of the first tobacco factories in the United States in nearby Milton.


A major stagecoach line near the North area of what is now Hyco Lake was used to carry tobacco to Virginia markets. McGhee’s Mill was built in` the late 1700s to produce ground meal and flour. The site now rests underneath the Progress Energy after bay. The mill was moved to Roxboro and serves as the office of Donald Wilson, CPA. The economy of the Hyco region was also boosted by nearby Cunningham Plantation (“Waverly Plantation”) and McGhee’s Plantation (“Woodburne”).


The lake was constructed on the Hyco River and has three main tributaries – North Hyco Creek, South Hyco Creek and Cobbs Creek. It was filled in the spring of 1965, thanks to Hurricane Hilda. The lake, also known as Carolina Power Lake, was formed to serve as a cooling reservoir for the Carolina Power & Light Company (now Duke Energy) steam electric generating units.


History is not the only thing covered by the 25 billion gallons of water that fill Hyco Lake. A house foundation lies underneath the water near the power plant. During the drought of 2007, boaters could see the foundation, a reminder that this area was once a homeplace. Nearby the house foundation are two islands. Duke Energy officials are unclear as to why the islands are there, but confirm that they serve no purpose to the power plant.


Four of the smoke stacks that can be seen from many vantage points on the lake lie dormant, a reminder of the past. The new, more environmentally friendly stacks now dominate the landscape with white cloud plums.

 

Board Members

Josh Atwater

Chairman of the Board

Caswell County

Lindsay T. Wagstaff Jr.

Vice-Chairman of the Board

Person County

Barry Joyce

Secretary - Treasurer - Board Member

Caswell County

John Bullock

Board Member

Person County

Rebecca Morrow

Board Member

Person County

Walter B. Cates

Attorney

Person County

 Person-Caswell Lake Authority is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by Person and Caswell County Commissioners.

Board Members meet the 2nd Monday of each month @ 7pm

at the Ranger Office.

Staff Members

Melissa Moorefield

Park Manager

Dennis Jones

Chief of Special Police

Robert Wilson

Officer - Park Ranger

Jason Hamlett

Officer - Park Ranger

Tammy Chambers

Shoreline Lease Manangement

Contact:

(336) 599-4343

tammy@hycolake.org

 

Contact:

(336) 599-4343

melissa@hycolake.org

GET IN TOUCH

We'd love to hear from you

Mailing Address:

PCLA

P.O. Box 343

Roxboro, NC 27573

Contact PCLA:

(336) 599-4343:

(336) 322-3293:

tammy@hycolake.org

 

melissa@hycolake.org

hycolake.org:

Physical Address:

205 Kelly Brewer Rd.

Leasburg, NC 27291