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Group Camp Road Closed    

Due to rain delays Group Camp Road is still under repair and will remain closed. Access has been blocked off for all traffic including bicycles and pedestrians beginning at Maintenance Road.

Please use the Reedy Creek Entrance (2100 N. Harrison Avenue, Cary) to access the Multi-use trail for hiking and biking until the repair is complete.

 Last updated on: Thursday, January 14, 2021

No Horse Trailers Until Further Notice   

The horse trailer parking area is currently in use for maintenance material. Until further notice, no horses are allowed in the park. Please check the website for updates on when the parking lot will re-open.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Current status of park facilities   

Weekend delays: William B. Umstead has been routinely reaching full parking capacity on weekends and visitors must wait for one vehicle leaves before the next vehicle may enter. Please be prepared by arriving early morning and late afternoon, and have a backup plan if the park is full when you arrive. Weekdays are the best time to visit to avoid parking closures and crowds.

There are no water fountains available.  Please Bring WATER! 

The visitor center is open. To enter the visitor center you MUST wear a mask, and there is a maximum of 6 people inside at all times.  The museum inside the visitor centr remains closed.  Park maps are availabe outside to the right of the front doors.

Crabtree shelter #2 is open daily.

Youth Tent Camp is open only on Friday and Saturday, and there is a two-night minimum to rent. 

To make reservations for any of our facilities, you must book it online or by calling 1-877-722-6762.

Camp Lapihio, Camp Crabtree, Sycamore Cabins, Reedy Creek Shelters 1 & 2, and Crabtree Shelter 1 and Maple Hill Lodge all remain CLOSED. 

There will also be NO BOAT RENTALS until further notice. 

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 3, we are following modified Phase 3.  North Carolina Executive Order 180 is currently in effect.

 Last updated on: Monday, January 4, 2021


Map of North Carolina – William B. Umstead State Park


Contact the park
 

919-571-4170

william.umstead@ncparks.gov

 


Addresses
 

Crabtree Creek access
and visitor center

8801 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27617

GPS: 35.8905, -78.7502

 

Reedy Creek access

2100 N. Harrison Ave.
Cary, NC 27513

GPS: 35.8334, -78.7603

 


Hours
 

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  • 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
     

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  • 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
     

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  • The visitor center is currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19 precautions.
     
  • Open daily:
    9:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Exhibit hall open daily:
    9:00am to 4:30pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Tent and trailer family campground is open from April 1 to October 31
     
  • The campground gates currently open at 8:00am and close at 9:00pm due to COVID-19 procedures. These new campground gate hours are in effect until further notice.
     
  • April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm

 


 

 

 

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.

 

Phil the Pheasant is moving!!!

Come find hime at the Teale Family Spring. For an extra adventure follow the stream down to a nice ledge.

Phi's Location
N 35.84916
W 078.75411

Send Ranger Billy a picture when you find him. His email is william.drakeford@ncparks.gov

Date of Event:
Sun, 01/03/2021 - 8:45am to Sun, 01/31/2021 - 5:45pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center at 8801 Glenwood Ave. (Crabtree Side)