Hyco Lake Campground
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May 3rd, 2006 – by: geokid
Construction of Hyco Lake began in the early 60's by Carolina Power and Light Company as a cooling reservoir for their electric generating plant. Hyco Lake is in Person County, North Carolina 10 miles west of Roxboro, North Carolina on NC Highway 57. Person-Caswell Lake Authority governs the the lake and the recreational areas. The water level is regulated by the North Carolina Natural Resources Department. Carolina Power and Light owns the land the lake is contained by up to the 420' elevation level. Hyco Lake covers approximately 3,750 acres its full capacity is 25 billion gallons and it has 160 miles of shoreline. Hyco Lake reached its capacity in the Spring of 1965. Hurricane Hilda was responsible for Hyco Lake reaching its capacity ahead of schedule.Several boat ramps offer launching at the recreation park on Kelley Brewer Road. A ski course is located on the north east end of the lake. Swim area is unattended and closes at sunset. There are 60 camp sites, each is located on an access road with a picnic table, charcoal grill, water and electricity. There is bath house with showers and flush toilets. There several playgrounds areas for the children. A regulation tennis courts are located next to the camping area. Pets are permitted but must be leashed. Fishing supplies, ice and groceries are available a short walk from the camping area. Numerous picnic tables and charcoal grills are located throughout the park and are available on a first come first served basis. There are four covered shelters with grills that are available by reservations only. A small number of cabins cabins available, however there is a great demand for these. You must make your reservation early. The fishing on Hyco Lake is very good. There are a number of fishing tournaments held each year. There is a nature walking trail, the trail head is near the ranger's station.
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