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William B. Umstead State Park, Raleigh

William B. Umstead State Park - Raleigh, North Carolina
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William B. Umstead State Park
8801 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612Map
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Camp, hike, fish, boat or ride horses beneath a dense canopy of oak, beech and fir trees at this 5,579-acre park. Trails, though well-cleared, can be poorly marked—pick up a trail map to make sure you don't wander off your easy 1-mile trail onto a strenuous 13-mile one (not that we've done that!). Rent canoes or rowboats at Big Lake, where the water can be so still it looks like the surface of a mirror. You can fish for bluegill, bass and crappie here, as well as in the park's two other lakes. Just bring your own worms.

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