Given the size of this park, it seems like it should be more fun. However, it's difficult to really interact with the lake since the trails around it are so limited, and the park generally is a bit boring. Some of the smaller county parks and local lakes are actually a lot more fun.
This is a wonderful park right off of a busy trafficed area. So sometime when you have you have extra time take a detour from the rat race & calm down. It is a very nice pine forrest with a decent sized lake for canoeing.
The hub and I had visited Raleigh as a weekend getaway and because we were only 2 hours from home, were in no hurry to leave the area after checking out of our hotel on Sunday morning. I had read about this park and was surprised to find it was so close to our hotel, so we decided a Sunday... 更多
Went with my wife for Kayaking fun and it was very pleasant, enjoyable, and inexpensive to do. The lake was quiet and we had it pretty much all to ourselves. But my one suggestion is that if you're not in shape skip this activity. It works the arms, shoulders, and in general the upper body. If you're not use to... 更多
We have gone to this park several times over the last couple of weeks. There are a lot of trails and the park is quite large. There are two or three lakes to fish in and also some campgrounds and cabins that you can rent. It's very nice. We love that there's so much green space so close to the... 更多
There is soo much room to move, look, explore, walk, ride bikes and more that I am just very thankful we have this venue in Raleigh and it has not been developed!
Umstead State Park is a hidden jewel, close enough to Raleigh to be accessible to everyone, but large enough to feel like you've escaped to a more distant state park. There are miles of hiking trails, old gravel and cinder roads for mountain bikes and several large lakes where you can rent boats. Once you are in the park and... 更多
Umstead State Park is located off Glenwood Ave / Hwy 70, near the RDU airport. Once you drive into the park, you forget where you are. Tons of hiking and biking trails. Or just go down to the lake and chill. One of the most peaceful places in the Triangle. We should thank our lucky stars to have such a... 更多