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Can You Dig It?

Can You Dig It?

Join a Park Ranger for a morning of trail work.  We will be constructing a short section of new trail to reroute around a set of deteriorating steps. Wear appropriate clothing and bring plenty of water.  All tools will be provided.  This will be fairly strenuous work as there will be a lot of digging involved.  Additional items you should bring are:  work gloves, insect repellant, closed toed shoes.

Program Length:  2-3  hours
Limited to 5 participants.
Reservations required. Please call the Visitor Center at #919-571-4170 to make reservations.

  • Trail work is an excellent way for visitors to give back to the park.
Date of Event: 
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 9:00am
Start Location: 
Visitor Center (Located off Highway 70/Glenwood Ave, Raleigh)

William B. Umstead State Park

8801 Glenwood Avenue
RaleighNC 27617
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Latitude: 35.890500
Longitude: -78.750200

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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

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