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William B. Umstead State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Raleigh, NC 27617 (4.182 miles)

Tucked between the growing cities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the corporate world of Research Triangle Park is an oasis of tranquility, a peaceful haven—William B. Umstead State Park.

Official Website: William B. Umstead State Park

North Carolina Game Lands Hunting

See Official Website, NC 27502 (7.256 miles)

Game land users should identify boundaries on the ground before hunting, trapping or fishing. Game lands are posted with signs to aid sportsmen in locating each tract. Be sure to refer to Hunting/Trapping regulations to identify regulations and exceptions specific to game lands.

Official Website: North Carolina Game Lands

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Apex, NC 27523 (7.393 miles)

With almost 14,000 acres of water and nine recreation areas, there is much to discover at Jordan Lake. Whether you're looking for fun in the sun or an evening under the stars, Jordan Lake offers it all.

Official Website: Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Fall lake State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Wake Forest, NC 27587 (17.229 miles)

Hours of relaxation await you at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Falls Lake is a great way to escape urban life. With a 12,000-acre lake and 26,000 acres of woodlands, Falls Lake State Recreation Area offers a choice of recreation areas.

Official Website: Fall lake State Recreation Area

Clemmons Educational State Forest Hiking

Clayton, NC 27520 (17.768 miles)

The first of North Carolina's Educational State Forests, Clemmons opened in 1976 in Johnston County. Featuring self-guided trails and exhibits, as well as Ranger-conducted classes, the forest offers a wealth of experiences for the senses and the mind.

Official Website: Clemmons Educational State Forest

Jordan Lake Educational State Forest Hiking

Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (21.340 miles)

Jordan Lake Educational State Forest is one of the newest members of North Carolina's Educational State Forest system. At the Forest, visitors can listen to the wind in the trees or they can listen to the trees tell a story. The Forest is home to a wide variety of wildlife including birds of prey, deer, songbirds, flying squirrels and beavers.

Official Website: Jordan Lake Educational State Forest

Eno River State park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Durham, NC 27705 (21.470 miles)

Minutes from Durham, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity of a clear river drifting and cascading over a rocky stream bed. Its waters roll through wilderness, passing historic mill sites, river bluffs covered with flowering shrubs, and fords used by early settlers.

Official Website: Eno River State park

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area Hiking Fishing

Durham, NC 27705 (21.470 miles)

High scenic views and mountain trails await you at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. This Piedmont monadnock has been recognized as one of the most important natural areas in the Triangle. With 190 acres of land and nearly three miles of trails, visitors can experience a wide variety of the area's natural surroundings and wildlife.

Official Website: Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

Raven Rock State park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback Boating

Lillington, NC 27546 (26.496 miles)

Adventure is just an hour's drive from the Research Triangle and only 45 minutes from the Fayetteville area. The first feeling you are likely to experience at Raven Rock is one of renewal. Here, the forest reigns as each year the timeless cycle of growth further heals age-old wounds inflicted by man. Nature triumphs as plants compete in the stages of forest succession and the woodlands are restored.

Official Website: Raven Rock State park

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Henderson, NC 27537 (41.997 miles)

Set a course for Kerr Lake State Recreation Area to enjoy sailing, fishing, water skiing and camping. This 50,000-acre, man-made lake is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and landlubbers alike.

Official Website: Kerr Lake State Recreation Area