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Public Lakes

If you are looking to fish, kayak, canoe, or just relax by the water, look no further. 
Moore County has plenty of public lakes for you to visit. 

(Click each image to visit the corresponding website.)

Aberdeen Lake Park

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Aberdeen Lake Park in Aberdeen offers a 2 -mile lake trail, fishing, boating (no gas engines), a playground, and a gazebo, picnic shelter and recreation center (each available for rental).

Lake Luke Marion

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Lake Luke Marion in Carthage is a stocked lake with a pier, picnic tables and a 1/3 mile walking trail.  No swimming is allowed.


Crystal Lake

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Located just off US 1 North of Southern Pines, Crystal Lake is a 57-acre lake near Lakeview. 

Fishing, non-motorized boats, kayaks, and canoes are permitted. There is a concrete ramp convenient for putting in. 

Reservior Park

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This 165-acre park in Southern Pines  is home to a 95-acre lake  offering fishing, boating (no motor boats), nature trails around the lake, picnic areas, grills and even an 18-hole disc golf course.

Powell's Pond

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Powell's Pond is a 14-acre pond located in Ray's Mill Park in Aberdeen.   Fish from the pier or from any non-motorized boat/kayak/canoe. 

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