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Outdoor Meditation

Outdoor Meditation

Many people come to Wiliam B. Umstead State Park looking for a way to unwind from the stresses of life in the Triangle. While some people enjoy physical activities like running and mountain biking, there are other less physically-demanding ways to enjoy this beautiful natural place. One way to do this is through the practice of Mindfulness Meditation which is a simple, practical and scientifically proven way to improve your body and mind. Join a Park Ranger for a secular introduction to the practice of meditation. This program is available and geared towards people of all physical abilities. Whether this is your first time or you've  been meditating for years, this program is for you. 

Date of Event: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:30pm
Start Location: 
Reedy Creek Picnic Shelter #2

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