William B. Umstead State Park

Trails Status

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Hiking Trails

Open

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Multiuse Trails

Open

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About the Park

Map of North Carolina with a star indicating the location of William B. Umstead State Park

Located in Wake County 10 miles northwest of downtown Raleigh, William B. Umstead State Park is a cherished retreat from bustling urban life. The park features an extensive network of hiking and multiuse trails, as well as three manmade lakes and their tributaries that are perfect for fishing. Both park entrances offer picnic shelters, and Crabtree Creek offers camping areas. Group camps, primitive cabins, and the historic Maple Hill Lodge let visitors experience a rustic overnight experience without typical modern camping amenities. 

Camping

  • Primitive cabins
  • Maple Hill Lodge
  • Tent sites
  • Group tent sites (at Reedy Creek)
  • Group camps
  • Showers
  • Firewood

 

All camping facilities, except the group tent sites, can be accessed via the Crabtree Creek entrance. Group tent sites can be accessed via the Reedy Creek entrance.

Activities

  • Hiking (34.5 miles)
  • Biking (13 miles)
  • Horseback riding (13 miles)
  • Paddling
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking

Amenities

  • Boat rentals (seasonal)
  • Amphitheater
  • Auditorium and classroom
  • Picnic shelters
  • Visitor center and exhibits
  • Bathhouse
  • Horse trailer parking

Plan Your Visit

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Address

8801 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27617

GPS: 35.8905, -78.7502

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27617 Raleigh, NC

Address

2100 N. Harrison Ave., Cary, NC 27513

GPS: 35.8334, -78.7603

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27513 Cary, NC

Park Hours

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Month

Hours

January 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
April 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
June 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
July 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
August 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
September 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
October 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Month

Hours

January 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
April 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
June 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
July 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
August 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
September 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
October 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The tent and trailer campground is open from April 1 through October 31. 

Month

Hours

January closed
February closed
March closed
April 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
June 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
July 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
August 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
September 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
October 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November closed
December closed

Open daily, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Education

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Scheduled Events at William B. Umstead State Park

Park staff lead regularly scheduled interpretive programs that allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderfully. Learning opportunities are available for all ages. Most events are free, though some may require pre-registration.
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