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Rockingham’s Hinson Lake undergoing improvements

William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

ROCKINGHAM — Areas of Hinson Lake will be closed to the public over the next two months for renovations.

The city of Rockingham posted to social media Thursday that the city and the N.C. Wildlife Resources commission will “be making improvements to the facilities” beginning Sept. 14.

That work is expected to take about two months, according to the post.

“As work commences and progresses, the fishing pier, docks, boat ramp and Leath Footbridge will be closed for public use at various times,” the post reads. “The water level in the lake may also be temporarily lowered to accommodate improvements. We apologize for any inconveniences.”

The park features nearly three miles of walking trails around the lake with several wooden footbridges and an 18-hole disc golf course.


Richmond County residents use the park for walking, jogging and fishing.

The park also hosts an annual 24-hour endurance race in the fall, which was canceled this year because of COVID-19.

UPDATE: 4:57 p.m.

City Manager Monty Crump said in an email after the initial story was published that the Rotary Lodge has already been painted.

“The other improvements are pending with Wildlife Commission personnel expected on site Monday to begin fishing pier removal and reinstallation,” Crump said. “With the significant increase of public usage of this facility during COVID19 the City and NCWRC felt these improvements would greatly enhance the public’s use and enjoyment of Hinson Lake and all the amenities offered.”

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