WILLIAM B. UMSTEAD STATE PARK
8801 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27617 Directions
Centennial, Parks, Biking, Rock Climbing, Boating and Paddling, Swimming, Camping, Nature Trails, Events and Programs, Fishing, Picnicking & Outdoor Activities
'William B. Umstead State Park' is a simple 0.6-mile loop containing Oak Rock, an oak tree that has grown from a rock outcrop and interpretive panels identifying the plants located along the trail. Trailheads cover on both sides of the park, three manmade lakes accessible from Interstate 40 and US 70. The largest is the broad lake, with canoe and rowboat rentals, are available. Visitors can go hiking or horseback trailing through the park. Around 13 miles of bridle trails pass through some of the park's most scenic and secluded areas.
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LAKE JOHNSON PARK
4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, NC 27606 Directions
Running, Fishing, Canoeing, Walking, Special Events and Recreational Opportunities, Facility Rentals, Birding, Boat Launch, Picnic Shelters, Concessions, Dogs on Leash, Greenway, Kid Friendly, Biking Trails, Forest Lake, Mountain, Nature Trips & Wildlife
Lake Johnson Park covers over 300 acres of land surrounding the 150-acre dam, boat rentals, canoe rentals, and kayaks are accessible on the lake. The park also provides picnic benches, restaurants, rentals of equipment, and access to the Greenway Capital City, as well as a variety of classes and leisure opportunities for the entire family. The reservoir is perfect for largemouth bass, bream, catfish, cracker shell, crappie, and carp fishing. It has 2.8 miles of paved greenway circles across the lake's east shore. It affords free hiking.
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SHELLEY LAKE PARK
1400 West Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27612 Directions
Basketball Courts, Playgrounds, Nature Trips, Lake, Road, River, Kid Friendly, Forest, Wildlife, Walking, Birding, Running, Wild Flowers & Biking
Shelley Lake Park is a 53-acre lake and offers fitness activity stations with two miles of lined, scenic greenway trails. Guests can enjoy fishing, cycling, hiking, and picnicking. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoors, including magnificent and serene forests, lake views, and plenty of wildlife. The 2 miles of paved, scenic greenway trails across the lake can be enjoyed. It affords free entrance.