Rankin Lake Park
Rankin Lake Park is an 80-acre lake with a 1.5-mile paved walking trail with fishing pier and boat dock. Canoes, kayaks, johnboats and pedal boats are available to rent, seasonally. A clubhouse and several picnic shelters allow for group events.
Rankin Lake Park Amenities
Park Clubhouse available for group rentals with a “warming” kitchen, and restrooms
Two lakeside, corporate picnic shelters
One large picnic shelter
Eight small picnic shelters
An 18-hole disc golf course
Two horseshoe courts
An outdoor classroom
Trailhead and connector to the Highland Rail Trail
Two boardwalks over Kaylor Creek
Two fishing piers; one viewing pier
A lake office to handle boat rentals (jon boats, canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats) and fishing permits
Open: Dawn to dusk
For more information about renting the clubhouse and picnic shelters contact the City of Gastonia Parks and Recreation.