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Status of park water fountains   

The water fountain at the Trenton Road Gate will be turned off until further notice for needed repairs. There is a water spigot adjacent to the fountain that can be used to fill water bottles or pet bowls. 
The water fountain at the Multi-Use Trailhead may seem to be stuck in the 'on' position, but pressing the button again will turn off the flow. 
The water fountain at Reedy Creek Shelter #2 has been repaired and is operational again.

 

 Last updated on: Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Current Status of Park Facilities   

The Visitor Center is open, including the museum exhibits. Park maps are available outside, in a box to the right of the front doors.

You can make reservations for any of our facilities online or by calling 1-877-722-6762.

  • All of our picnic shelters are open and can be reserved for the day.
  • Family Campground is open and can be reserved by the night. 
  • Youth Tent Camp is open and can be reserved by the night. 
  • Maple Hill Lodge can only be reserved with a two-night stay on Fridays and Saturdays. 
  • We are accepting reservations from non-profit organizations for Camp Crabtree and Camp Lapihio. Please contact the park office for more information. 
  • Sycamore Cabins are closed. We do not offer any vacation cabin rentals. 

Most water fountains and spigots are operational; however, visitors should still bring their own water and stay hydrated in the heat.

Weekend Delays: The park can reach full parking capacity on weekends, and visitors must wait for one vehicle to leave before the next vehicle may enter. Please be prepared by arriving early morning or late afternoon, and have a backup plan if the park is full when you arrive. Weekdays are the best time to visit to avoid parking closures and crowds.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Last update: 4/17/22. 

 Last updated on: Friday, May 27, 2022

Partial Closure of Sycamore Trail due to Storm Damage   

The storm on Friday, October 8, 2021, caused the bridge crossing Pat's Branch on Sycamore trail to wash out. Because of this, that portion of Sycamore trail will be closed from the trailhead to Group Camp Road. 

 Last updated on: Friday, January 28, 2022


Map of North Carolina – William B. Umstead State Park


Contact the park
 

984-867-8240

william.umstead@ncparks.gov

 


Addresses
 

Crabtree Creek access
and visitor center

8801 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27617

GPS: 35.8905, -78.7502

 

Reedy Creek access

2100 N. Harrison Ave.
Cary, NC 27513

GPS: 35.8334, -78.7603

 


Hours
 

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  • 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
     

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  • 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
     

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  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Exhibit Hall is open.
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Tent and trailer family campground is open April 1 - October 31

     

  • April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm

 


 

 

 

Facilities for rent

Check the reservations website for availability and prices.

In addition to campsites, you can reserve the following facilities at this park:

Picnic Shelters

Unreserved picnic shelters are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the shelters are very popular, so reservations are strongly suggested.

There are two picnic shelters at the Reedy Creek area.  Shelter 1 accommodates up to 125 people and is not accessible. Shelter 2 accommodates up to 60 people and is accessible. There are two picnic shelters at the Crabtree Creek area.  Shelter 1 accommodates up to 100 people and is accessible. Shelter 2 accommodates up to 20 people and is not accessible.Drinking water and restrooms are nearby.  All four have a fireplace. The shelters are available year-round.

Auditorium

The auditorium is located in the visitor center and accommodates up to 60 people. Drinking water and restrooms are nearby. The building is accessible. Reservations are required; please contact the park. The auditorium is only available for reservation Monday-Friday.

Classroom

The classroom is located in the visitor center and accommodates up to 25 people. Drinking water and restrooms are nearby. The building is accessible. Reservations are required; please contact the park. The classroom is only available for reservation Monday-Friday.