Lake Holt was impounded in 1956 to supply water to the Department of Health and Human Services and other local governments. The lake is approximately 385 acres in size. There is a tackle shop, snack bar and restrooms. There are boat ramps with parking. In addition, there is a picnic shelter with picnic tables overlooking the lake.
In 2012, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission revised the regulations for Black Bass in Lake Holt. Anglers fishing for largemouth bass can now keep up to 10 fish per day with no minimum size limit. Only 2 bass may be greater than 14 inches. For more information, please visit www.ncwildlife.org.
1200 Lake Holt Road
Butner, NC 27509
Year-round | Dawn to Dusk, Daily
Snack Bar and Grill
The snack bar and grill sell a variety a breakfast and lunch items. From bacon, eggs and sausage to hot dogs, hamburgers and pizza are just a few of the many options available. These delicious menu items range $1.99 to $6.00. *French fries are cooked 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily
The Tackle Shop sells a variety of bait ranging from $2.95 to $3.95
Fishing (non-boat): $2.00 per person
Fishing (boat): $3.00 boat fee + $2.00 per person
If you have any questions or would like to reserve the shelter, please contact Bob Thompson at (919) 575-3110.
A new dock and fishing pier were installed May 2015. At full pool, the fishing pier is 8 feet deep. Renovations to the concessions building, picnic shelter and marina were completed in June 2016. Improvements included changing the color scheme to brown and cream on both the building and picnic shelter and adding ceiling fans at the shelter and on the back balcony of the building. Interior updates were made to the concessions building including a fresh coat of paint, kitchen improvements and adding new central heating and cooling systems.