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Signs of Spring/Big Lake Hike

An inviting trail at William B. Umstead State Park
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Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:00am
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 1:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 2:00pm

Signs of Spring/Big Lake Hike

This hike will circle Big Lake (about a 4-mile hike) and show some beautiful parts of Umstead State Park that people rarely see.  On the way we will see what is going on in the spring woods.  On the back end of the Lake we have to cross two creeks that don't have bridges so be mentally prepared for sketchy log crossings.  On the positive side of potentially falling in the creek, everyone else usually enjoys the show.

Program Length: 2 hours
Reservations required. Limited to 25 people. Please call the visitor center at 919-571-4170 to make reservations.

Date of Event: 
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location: 
Crabtree Large Parking Lot (Located off Highway 70/Glenwood Ave, Raleigh)
Contact:

8801 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27617

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

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.8905, -78.7502

 

CRABTREE CREEK (GLENWOOD AVENUE 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.
Campers: from April 1 to November 1, the family campground gate will remain open an additional hour after the hours posted above to allow campers access in and out of the park during that time. Please note that once the 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.

 

REEDY CREEK (HARRISON AVENUE 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:

8:00am 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 November 1