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Lake Thom-A-Lex Park


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  1. Bait Shop
  2. Fishing
  3. Hiking
  4. Kayak Rental
  5. Picnic Shelters
  6. Playground
  7. Restrooms

 Parks Hours

 April  1- Labor Day
 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Trail Hours: 6:30 am - 7:15 pm

Lake Hours: 6:30 am - 8:15 (Boats must be off water by 8:15 pm)
 Day After Labor Day - October 31
 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 November 1 - March 31
 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bait Shop: Opens April 1, 2023, from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm (7 days week)
 Closed on following dates for Holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day

Lake Thom-A-Lex Park Shelters, Kayak rentals, and fishing and boating Launch fees

The park has four picnic shelters that can be reserved for weekdays and weekends for all types of events. Shelters can be rented year around. Shelters will not be reserved until someone in the party comes to the Lake Thom-A-Lex Park office and completes a rental form and pays for the shelter. Call 336-731-6052 for more information.

Shelter Rentals Procedure

  • Shelters are rented on a first come first serve basis, upon availability and at time payment is received at Lake Thom A Lex Bait Shop/Office. Rental of shelters are allocated in 5.5 hour blocks.
  • Shelter reservations may be made Monday thru Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bait Shop from April 1 through October 31.
  • We accept cash or check.
  • There is a maximum capacity of 30 people per shelter
  • Reservation signs will be posted in the shelter. Please bring your copy of the rental form and receipt with you on date reserved. This is your verification to show you have shelter rented. All rentals have priority in shelter and all others must vacate the shelter. If someone is in the shelter you have rented, please contact one of the staff at Lake Thom A Lex.
  • No shelters will be held without payment and no one is allowed to hold shelter by putting their belongings or people in shelter.
  • Persons renting shelter must come into the Bait Shop and sign the contract when they make payment.

Cost to Rent Shelters

  • The cost to rent shelter is $50 per shelter per 5.5 hour block allocated by the Parks and Recreation Department Rental is non-refundable. Full day shelter rental is $75, 12 hour block, is non-refundable.
  • Make checks payable to Davidson County Parks and Recreation Department. There will be a $25 charge on insufficient funds.
  • In case of inclement weather the renter has 3 working days after rained out to call and reschedule. The rescheduling of shelters will be done on the availability of shelters. Reschedules will not be done in advance of inclement weather.

Fishing and Boating Launch Fees

  • Persons or Groups renting a shelter(s) must still pay to fish from a pier or launch a boat for fishing. Pier/Bank fishing is $3, and launching boat is $5. Annual Pier/Bank fishing is $30 and launching boat is $75. All State Rules and Regulations will be followed when fishing at the lake.

Kayak Rentals

  • Lake Thom-A-Lex has single and tandem kayaks.
  • Single Kayaks cost $15.00 for 4 hours and $25.00 for 8 hours
  • Tandem Kayaks cost $25.00 for 4 hours and $40.00 for 8 hours.
  • Park Visitors may bring their own kayaks or canoes to the park, but must pay launch fee of $3, and Annual fee is $45. If visitors plan on fishing from their kayak or canoe the fishing fee of $2.00 must be paid.