Lake Corriher Wilderness Area


The Lake Corriher Wildnerness Area is located at 955 Kimball Road, China Grove, NC 28023, across from the South Rowan Library and South Rowan YMCA.  Parking is located in the YMCA Soccer Field parking lot at the Lake Corriher Main Entrance.

This area offers many recreation opportunities for the surrounding communities, including: trail hiking, fishing (by permit only), camping (by reservation only) and picnic areas.  In the coming months and years, even more activities will be added. 


The Wilderness Area encompasses both Lake Corriher and the old town reservoir.  


Park Hours: 

8:00a-8:00p - April 1st thru September 30th

8:00a-5:00p - October 1st thru March 31st


Rentals & Fees (all rentals & fees are handled at the park office at Lake Corriher)


Fishing Passes: 

Adults (age 16 years and up): $5.00 / After 2:00p $3.00

Children (ages 5 to 15): $3.00 / After 2:00p $2.00

Children under 4 may fish for free


Annual Fishing Pass: $75.00


A valid North Carolina Fishing license is required to fish.



Boat Rentals: (Seasonal from March 1st to October 31st)

Life jackets required at all times (provided) 



$5.00 per hour (2 hour minimum)


Bring Your Own Kayak

Please see soft launch rules below


Jon Boat w/ trawling motor

$30.00 for 1/2 day, $50.00 for full day 

$10.00 Battery Rental 



$2.50 per person, per 1/2 hour (3 and under are free) 


Soft launch available for $5.00 per pleasure or $3.00 per pleasure with the purchase of a fishing pass



Disc Golf:

There is no cost to use the course if customers provide their own discs 


Disc Rental

$5.00 with a $20.00 refundable deposit 



Cabins, Campsites & Shelters

(Reservations required for all rentals)



$10.00 per hour (2 hour minimum)

$50.00 for a full day 



$10.00 per night* (per tent)



$30.00 per night* ($50.00 deposit required at check-in and refunded after checkout inspection)

Note: You must be 21 years old to rent cabins 


Campfire wood available for purchase at the rate of $10.00 per load 


~Checkin time for campsites and cabins is 3:00p and checkout is 11:00a

~Grills provided; no personal grills allowed 

~One fishing permit provided for each cabin and tent rental 


*Two night minimum rental on Friday & Saturday; five night maximum rental at all times


For more detailed information, please check out the links below.  


Lake Corriher Wilderness Area Rules & Regulations

Lake Corriher Wilderness Area Map