Bass Lake Birthday Parties

Bass Lake Birthday Parties

  • The Bass Lake birthday party package is a fun way to educate children about nature in a relaxed environment
  • Minimum 2-hour booking required; includes an hour and a half interactive program led by park staff and a half hour for cake, singing “Happy Birthday”, and opening presents
  • Party begins with a 10 – 15 minute talk about a nature related topic chosen by the child or parent
  • After the presentation staff will lead a craft that children can take home
  • Group size is limited to 20 people for most themes, fishing program limited to 10 guests
  • For more information, pricing, or to book a party, contact Park Naturalist, Steve McElhaney at 919-557-2906

Examples of party themes and crafts

You are not limited to the topics listed below and not all birthday themes may conduct the same program or craft

  • Fishing: Learn about types of fish you can catch in Bass Lake, then make your own fishing pole and test it!
  • Snakes: Learn how to identify different snake species, then create your own beaded snake
  • Turtles: Learn about land and aquatic turtles, make a turtle of your own and then look at live turtles
  • Water bugs: Learn about the types of aquatic insects that live in the water, then walk along the lake and try to catch some


  • Includes the room, tables, chairs and program for $77.00 per hour for residents (someone who pays Holly Springs utility bills or Holly Springs taxes) and $116.00 per hour for non-residents
  • A $50.00 room damage deposit is required
  • Rentals must be a minimum of two (2) hours
  • Party topic and day must be approved by Park Naturalist, Steve McElhaney at least one month prior to the party


  • Take your guests into our nature education center to live animals, stuffed animals, toys and books
  • Have your party guests bring their own poles and go fishing from our dock, pier or other areas around the lake
  • Depending on the program, fishing may occur before, during or after your room rental
  • Don’t have a pole? You and your guests can sign up for the NC Wildlife Tackle Loaner program and borrow a pole for free!