Fishing Areas in Lee County

San Lee Park Ponds CFP, Sanford

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Division of Lee County Parks and Recreation, Phone: (919) 776-6221

How To Go:
From Sanford, take U.S. 421/N.C. 87 south; turn left on S.R. 1514 (Bragg Street). Go 0.3 mile; turn right on S.R. 1559 (Nash Street) beside the Lee County High School. Go 0.3 mile; turn left on S.R. 1521 (Kelly Drive). Go 2.7 miles past Carolina Community College; turn right on Pumping Station Road. Go 0.3 mile; park entrance is on the right. The ponds are located behind the environmental building /office complex.

About the San Lee Park:
Shoreline brush has been cleared from several locations around both ponds. A small fishing platform has been constructed on each pond, and either pond can be fished from a walking bridge that crosses the dam of the upper pond. A large, universally accessible fishing pier has been constructed on the larger pond. A universally accessible parking pad and an access trail to the ponds have been constructed. Restrooms and picnic facilities are available at the park, and canoes can be rented. Three fish feeders have been installed in the 8-acre lower pond, and two feeders have been installed in the 6-acre upper pond. Channel catfish are stocked monthly from April through September. Fishing tackle, including adaptive tackle that is universally accessible, is available for loan for free.

Primary Fish Species: Channel catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sun- fish and bullheads.

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