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Multi-use Trail Repairs    

Be aware of repairs on the multi-use trails. Heavy equipment will be in use. 

 

 Posted on: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 9:21am
Fees/FAQs/Rules

There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.

Boating

The boathouse is open on weekends beginning the first weekend in May through September. Boat rentals are $5 per hour (cash or check only). Boathouse hours are from 8:30am-4:30pm with the last boats being rented out at 3:30pm. Boats are not available for rental after 3:30pm and all boats must be returned by 4:30pm. Stop by the boathouse on weekends to rent a canoe or rowboat.

  • Individuals must be at least 16 years old to rent a boat unless accompanied by an adult.
  • Private boats and gasoline motors are not permitted.
  • Electric trolling motors are allowed.
  • Pets are not permitted in boats.

Fishing

Regulations of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are enforced.

Permits

Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity permit application or obtain one from the park office.

Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.

 

A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.

Contact:

William B. Umstead State Park

8801 Glenwood Avenue
RaleighNC 27617
Phone919-571-4170
Our Email william.umstead@ncparks.gov, Our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/williamumsteadstatepark/, Our Twitter Page https://twitter.com/umsteadstprk, Our Instagram Page https://www.instagram.com/williamumsteadstatepark/
Latitude: 35.890500
Longitude: -78.750200

Park Hours:

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

Boathouse (canoe and row boat rental)
Weekends, beginning the first weekend in May through September. 
Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am - 4:30pm (last boat goes out at 3:30pm).

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