The City of Monroe Water Resources Department has announced the opening schedule for the city lakes. Lake Twitty and Lake Monroe are scheduled to open Tuesday, March 1, and Lake Lee will be opening on Wednesday, March 2. 

The open season will run from March 1, 2022 to approximately Nov. 1, 2022. Hours of operations are generally sunrise to sunset and can be confirmed by checking with the lake inspector stations at each lake or by checking “Lake Hours of Operations” on our webpage at No activities are allowed on the lakes except for boating and fishing during the hours of operation and when an inspector is on duty. The November closing date may be adjusted due to weather and other factors and will be announced approximately two weeks before the lakes close.

The operation of the City lakes is governed by City and State regulations. The City must comply with North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s drinking water regulations in operating the lakes since they are classified for use as a drinking water supply source.

If you have questions regarding the regulations governing the use of the lakes, please contact the Water Resource Department at (704) 282-4601.