Greensboro Municipal Reservoirs Professional Review and Guide
"The City of Greensboro maintains three municipal reservoirs: Lake Townsend, Lake Brandt, and Lake Higgins. Together the reservoirs comprise a total area of over 2,600 acres. Lake Townsend, the largest of the three, has numerous car-accessible overlooks from which the lake and surrounding wooded shore may be observed. Lake Brandt, a large boomerang-shaped body of water, is the second largest. Not much of Lake Brandt is accessible by road, but a system of trails provides access for hikers.
Lake Higgins, the smallest and westernmost of the three, is a 280-acre reservoir. It has a shallow marsh at the southwest end and a dam at the northeast end. Habitats: Large municipal reservoir crossed by several causeways and surrounded by mixed pine-hardwood forest. Key birds: Summer: White Ibis; Indigo Bunting. Winter: Horned Grebe; Hooded Merganser; Canvasback. Year-round: Bald Eagle; Brown-headed Nuthatch."