Located in Wake County 10 miles northwest of downtown Raleigh, William B. Umstead State Park is a cherished retreat from bustling urban life. The park features an extensive network of hiking and biking trails, and is one of few public areas for horse-back riding. There are three manmade lakes and their tributaries that are perfect for fishing. Both park entrances offer picnic shelters, and there are camping options for individuals, families, and groups. The historic Maple Hill Lodge lets visitors experience a rustic overnight experience without typical modern camping amenities.Explore the natural environment and the park's human history in this urban oasis.

Hiking Trails  (34.5 miles)
Biking Trails (13 miles),
Equestrian trails (13 miles)
Fishing (3 Lakes: Big Lake, Sycamore Lake, and Reedy Creek Lake)
Picnicking (multiple picnic areas)
Picnic shelters (4 large)
Visitor center
Horse trailer parking

Site Sciences:
BotanyEnvironmental ScienceZoology (invertebrate and Vertebrate)
Directions to the Science
TIP: Crabtree Entrance: 8801 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh NC 27617; Reedy Creek Entrance: 2100 North Harrison Avenue, Cary NC 27513