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An inviting trail at William B. Umstead State Park
Important Information. Read Before Coming to the Park.    

*IMPORTANT: The park will close when full and no cars will be allowed to enter until more parking becomes available. If you arrive at the park and cars are not being allowed to enter, please return later, the entrance will usually reopen within an hour. PLEASE DO NOT STOP OR PARK ON THE ROAD OR SHOULDER this is for your safety and ours. Please read the following information prior to your visit:

 

1. Park hours will be 8:00am to 9:00pm on both sides of the park.  Entry before or after operating hours is trespassing.

 

2. We are opening trails and restrooms to provide fresh air and exercise during this difficult time. Visitors should make their visits brief and focus on moving through the park, without stopping any place where multiple people may be in one area. This is not the time to “hang out” at the park.

3.  The horse parking area is OPEN. The visitor center is closed so please keep a copy of your horse's Coggins report in your vehicle.

4.  Please bring water as the water fountains will not be on during this time.

5.  Please bring hand sanitizer and go to the bathroom before coming to the park. Restrooms will be open, but we have limited supplies of toilet paper and soap, so please conserve.

6.  Please follow all current state guidelines on social distancing and gatherings. Visitors should maintain a social distance, including on trails — move aside for people to pass.

7.  Visitors should wear a face covering, like a bandana or a mask, that allows them to breathe easily on the trail without spreading as many germs.

8.  If you are hiking in a group, walk single file when you are passing someone on a trail.

9.  Parking Full: When the available parking spaces fill up, the park entrance will be closed and no vehicles will be allowed in until a reasonable amount of parking becomes available.  If you arrive and the gates are closed, please turn around and return later in the day.  Do NOT park on the side of the road or stop.

** Our visitor center will remain closed for now. Please refer to our website first for generic information. For important calls only, please call 919-218-2809.**

All camping facilities remain CLOSED. There are no boat rentals.

Visitor behavior is IMPERATIVE to create conditions that will allow us to keep our parks open. Failure to respect these guidelines could cause parks to be closed.

 Last updated on: Monday, June 1, 2020

Park Will CLOSE WHEN FULL   

Important Information: The park will close when full and no cars will be allowed to enter until more parking becomes available. If you arrive at the park and cars are not being allowed to enter, please return later, the entrance will usually reopen within an hour. PLEASE DO NOT STOP OR PARK ON THE ROAD OR SHOULDER this is for your safety and ours.

 Last updated on: Monday, June 1, 2020


8801 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27617

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

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 35.8905, -78.7502

 

8801 Glenwood 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

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.

 

William B. Umstead State Park

Hikers, trail runners, bicyclists and equestrians cherish the extensive network of hiking and multi-use trails at William B. Umstead State Park. Trailheads on both sides of the park—accessible from Interstate 40 and US 70—surround three manmade lakes. The largest is Big Lake, offering canoe and rowboat rentals. Fishing is welcome at all the lakes and connecting tributaries. At both access areas, picnic grounds surround shelters with fireplaces that can be reserved. For organizations and nonprofit groups, primitive group campsites are available as well as two group camps with cabins, mess halls, and washhouses. Historic Maple Hill Lodge can be reserved for overnight group gatherings. A tent campground is open during summer months.
 


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Park addresses

William B. Umstead State Park has two entrances:

Crabtree Creek Entrance at 8801 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 27617

Reedy Creek Entrance at 2100 N. Harrison Ave., Cary, 27513


 

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