Lake Townsend, named in honor of James R. Townsend, City Manager of Greensboro from 1947-1961, is the largest of Greensboroâs municipal reservoirs. The lake is 1,542 acres and is adjacent to the Bryan Park Complex and Golf Course off Highway 29 North. The lake was built and open for recreation in 1969.
A large boat ramp is available for private boat launching, with another launch ramp for small sailboats. Kayaks, rowboats, and sailboats are available to rent. Popular fish include largemouth bass, hybrid bass, striped bass, catfish, and crappie.