History – Hyco Lake

Not Quite the Big Yellow Taxi

By Norwood Walker     “…Crowds of men and women attired in the usual costumes, how curious you are to me! On the ferry-boats the hundreds and hundreds that cross, returning home, are more curious to me than you suppose, And you that shall cross from shore to shore years hence are more to me, and more in my mediations, ...

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Live Nativity Scene at Hyco Lake

By Melissa Moorefield, Park Manager As we grow closer to the end of the year, Christmas parties are planned, millions of gifts are wrapped and exchanged, and families come together for many treasured traditions.  For many people, childhood Christmas memories are very vivid and they want to recreate those moments with their own children.  Over time, small things change and ...

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1955 Penn Yan Commander

Story by Norwood Walker Before there was aluminum and fiberglass, there was wood. Anyone who grew up in the 1920’s to 1950’s and spent any time on the lake in the summer, were well aware of this fact and enjoyed the excitement and beauty these well-crafted vessels added to their summers. Motor boats became increasingly popular in the US following ...

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Red Drum at Hyco Lake: Update

UPDATE - 4/2019 While the Commission is disappointed that a Red Drum fishery is not feasible in Hyco Lake, that is not the end of the story!!!! Click here for more information. UPDATE - 8/23/2018 From: Tom Berry, North Carolina Wildlife Commissioner The Red drum have made it to Marion  where they are growing out ....they are now about an inch ...

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