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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 Ranger Erica and Anna Tal. We will be going for a short hike and doing some fall fun activities back at the Visitor Center.  Geared toward pre-school and elementary ages. We will be learning a few Spanish vocabulary words as well!  

Please contact the office at 919-571-4170 to register for the program.

Venga para aprender sobre los cambios de la temporada con Guardabosques Erica y Anna Tal. Vamos a hacer una caminata pequeña y algunas actividades divertidas sobre el otoño. Para niños de edades preescolar y primaria. ¡Vamos a aprender algunas palabras de vocabulario en español!

Por favor llame a la oficina a las 919-571-4170 para inscribirse para el programa.

Date of Event:
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center/ Crabtree side off Glenwood Ave

Come join Ranger Billy as we get a little wild and wooly playing camoflauge games in the woods.  Can you disappear with a moments notice?  Do you have the hunters eye?  Come find out and have fun.   Dress drably and with clothes you don't wear to school.  Ages 5 and up.  

Call the park office at 919-571-4170 to register for the program.  Space is limited.

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/21/2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitors Center/ Crabtree Side

Come join Ranger Billy as we explore the greenery that defies the winter chill.  We will look at and learn some lore about lichens, mosses, liverwort, horsetails, club mosses, ferns and some evergreen trees.

Call the park office at 919-571-4170 to register for the program.  Space is limited. 

Date of Event:
Sun, 12/22/2019 - 10:30am
Start Location:
Visitors Center/ Crabtree Side

Join Ranger Billy as we welcome the New Year in the best way possible, spending time in Nature.   We will enjoy one of my favorite hikes where you will enjoy a lake side trail, the closest thing we have to a waterfall, the old quarry and one my secret spots below the quarry where the kids used to swim back in the day.  This hike has some off trail components, but nothing too strenous.  

Call the park office at 919-571-4170 to register for the program.  Space is limited.

Date of Event:
Wed, 01/01/2020 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Multi-use Parking Lot/ Crabtree Side off Glenwood Ave