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8801 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27617

919-571-4170
william.umstead@ncparks.gov

 

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GPS: 35.8905, -78.7502

 

8801 Glenwood Ave. entrance
 

  • November to February:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    7:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
The gate at Crabtree Creek opens at 7 a.m. daily as part of a pilot program to allow early access to the trails system.
 

2100 N. Harrison Ave. entrance
 

  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
VISITOR CENTER:
  • 9:00am to 5:00pm daily
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
EXHIBIT HALL inside visitor center:
  • 9:00am to 4:30pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

Tent and trailer family campground open
April 1 to October 31
 

  • April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
Campers: Please note that once the campground gates close, they are locked until the park reopens the following day. There will be no entry or exit permitted, except for law enforcement or medical emergencies.

 

Company Mill Trail Bridge is OPEN.   

The Company Mill trail bridge is now OPEN to the public for use.  All repairs have been completed.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Scheduled events

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.

 

Come learn about the changing of the seasons with Anna and Ranger Erica. We will be going for a short hike and doing some fun activities back at the Visitor Center. Geared toward pre-school and elementary ages. We will be learning some Spanish vocabulary!
 
Venga para aprender sobre el cambio de las temporadas. Vamos a hacer una caminata pequeña y algunas actividades divertidas al Centro de visitantes. Para los niños de la edad preescolar y de la primaria. ¡Vamos a aprender un poco de vocabulario español!

Date of Event:
Mon, 01/20/2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center 8801 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC

Umstead State Park hosting Ranger Tunison and Chef Davirado Carroll who teach secret campfire cooking skills from the original Pioneers.  Students will learn: fire building, food prep, cooking, and clean up on a real fire.  Cooking will be indoors, so Rain or Shine we will have fun.  We will eat what we cook for lunch.  After lunch feel free to take a walk throught the park on one of our many hiking trails.  Program is for Children/Students ages 3-15.  There are only 12 spots available.  YOU MUST REGISTER BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secret-skills-for-campfire-cooking-tickets-90352038379  
Questions to david.carroll@ncparks.gov

 

Date of Event:
Wed, 01/22/2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Umstead State Park Visitor Center

THERE ARE NO SPOTS AVAILABLE.  THIS EVENT IS FULL.  Join Ranger Billy on a hike where we will see some areas of the park rarely seen except for those willing to go off trail.  We will explore the ruins of the old CCC camp and continue cross country to visit our rusting postcard truck as well as the oldest tombstone in the park.  On the way back, we will walk alongside Crabtree Creek and enjoy some beautiful terrain, in an area where otters play, across from the Beech Natural Area.  This hike is about 4 to 4.5 miles and has some strenous parts.

 

Date of Event:
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Reedy Creek Entrance/ Harrison Ave / Exit 287 off I- 40.