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Due to a water leak the Crabtree picnic area bathrooms are closed temporarily. We are working to fix the leak as quick as possible. 

 Posted on: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 10:16am
Events and Programs

William B. Umstead State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. 

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

This is an annual event hosted by The Umstead Coalition, the friends group for William B. Umstead State Park.SUPPORT William B. Umstead State Park and enjoy a great day on Park Trails, listening to great music, and enjoying children activities. For more information on how to participate or be a spectator, please go to www.umsteadcoalition.org.

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 8:00am to 1:30pm
Start Location:
6000 Reedy Creek Road

Join a ranger for an enjoyable hike in the park. The hike will include the loop portion of the Sycamore Trail and stop by the Tree Carving on the Multi-Use trail. Reservations required. Please contact the Visitor Center at 919-571-4170. Limit 10 people.

Date of Event:
Thu, 05/03/2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Start Location:
Multi-Use Trail Parking Lot (Located off Highway 70/Glenwood Ave, Raleigh)

Join a Ranger to learn about nature's engineer, the beaver.  Build a Beaver is geared towards children/families and will discuss some history and cool adaptations that beavers have. Reservations required. Please contact the Visitor Center at 919-571-4170. Limit 15 people.

Date of Event:
Fri, 05/11/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Crabtree Large Parking Lot (Located off Highway 70/Glenwood Ave, Raleigh)

Join Ranger Billy as we take a look at common wild edibles found in the park.This program will include a short walk through the woods and down by the lake. Reservations required. Please contact the Visitor Center at 919-571-4170. Limit 20 people.

Date of Event:
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Start Location:
Crabtree Large Parking Lot (Located off Highway 70/Glenwood Ave, Raleigh)

Join a Ranger on a(n) (approximately) 3.5 mile loop hike through the park. We'll hit some of the most picturesque parts of the park including the log art on Graylyn Trail, some historic homesites, and the beautiful spillway of Sycamore Lake. The hike will be of moderate difficulty and will include some moderate to difficult elevation changes. Reservations required. Please contact the Visitor Center at 919-571-4170. Limit 10 people.

Date of Event:
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Multi-Use Trail Parking Lot (Located off Highway 70/Glenwood Ave, Raleigh)
Contact:

William B. Umstead State Park

8801 Glenwood Avenue
RaleighNC 27617
Phone919-571-4170
Our Email william.umstead@ncparks.gov, Our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/williamumsteadstatepark/, Our Twitter Page https://twitter.com/umsteadstprk, Our Instagram Page https://www.instagram.com/williamumsteadstatepark/
Latitude: 35.890500
Longitude: -78.750200

Park Hours:

The gate at the Crabtree Creek entrance will open at 7am daily as part of a pilot program to allow early access to the trails system. From March 15th through December 1st, the family campground gate will remain open an additional hour after the park closes so those campers have access in and out the park during that time. 

Crabtree Creek Entrance:
November-February: 7am - 6pm
March, April, September, October: 7am - 8pm
May - August: 7am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Reedy Creek Entrance:
November - February: 8:00am - 6pm
March, April, September, October: 8:00am - 8pm
May - August: 8:00am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

William B. Umstead main park gates are closed and locked promptly at posted closing time. No entry or exit is permitted after this time except for law enforcement or medical emergencies.

Park Office/Visitor Center
8am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Day

Exhibit Hall
Located in the Visitor Center
January - December, 9am - 4:30pm
Closed Christmas Day

Boathouse (canoe and row boat rental)
Weekends, beginning the first weekend in May through September. 
Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am - 4:30pm (last boat goes out at 3:30pm).

Tent and Trailer Family Campground
Season of Operation: March 15th - December 1st