South Raleigh

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Lake Raleigh’s recreation area, located in the heart of NC State’s Centennial Campus, offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor exploration — including walks, picnics, disc golf, fishing, non-motorized boating and watersports.

WakeRack Locker Location

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Pick-up and drop off your rental at the South Raleigh WakeRack lockers outside the 76 Gas Station. The access code to retrieve your paddle board or kayak is provided in an email one hour before your reservation.

Each rental includes everything you need in a duffel bag, even the life jacket!


lake raleigh park website

Created as a reservoir for the city in the early 1900s, Lake Raleigh is a sprawling oasis less than three miles from Downtown Raleigh. The 75-acre lake and its trails areopen from dawn until dusk, and there are three areas of public access.

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lake wheeler

Constructed in 1956 with the aid of the Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Wheeler once served as Raleigh's secondary auxiliary water-supply lake.

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lake crabtree

As the first established county park, Lake Crabtree County Park offers visitors opportunities for outdoor recreation. Located on a 215-acre site adjacent to a 520-acre flood control lake, the park hosts more than 16 miles of trails.

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lake johnson

Lake Johnson has paved greenway and natural surface trails, fishing, public programs, seasonal boat rentals, indoor & outdoor facility rentals, and a swimming pool.

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lake raleigh park website

Harris Lake County Park is a 680-acre park located in the western part of Wake County on the Shearon Harris Reservoir.

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