Something's fishy at Camp Spencer Park

People cooled off by fishing at Camp Spencer on a hot day on a recent weekend.

The 50-acre park was dedicated in 2003, the result of a partnership with the Cabarrus Boys and Girls Club. The area had been operated as a private summer camp since the late 1940s. After a cooperative effort between the County and the Boys and Girls Club, Camp T. N. Spencer became a Cabarrus County Park and open to the public. The Boys and Girls Club summer camp program still exists and operates through the club each summer.

The park has community buildings available for rental for family reunions, meetings, weddings, and gatherings. Also available are: picnic shelters, a 1.5 mile trail, a playground, a volleyball court, six cabins, eight tent sites, three fishing ponds, picnic sites, horseshoe pits, restrooms and a bathhouse. A swimming pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day each year.

The camp also offers classes and education programs, including fly fishing classes.