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Park review: Lake Crabtree County Park

Posted May 27, 2010

Tucked away near the Raleigh Durham International Airport and a bunch of office parks is Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville.

The 215-acre Wake County park off Aviation Parkway sits next to a 520-acre flood control lake and offers fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, mountain biking and nature exploration. There are a couple of playgrounds, lots of picnic shelters and some paved trails, which are great if you've got a stroller.

It also offers a host of programs for kids from toddler to teen and adults. I was there during a storytime where the subject was earthworms.

I'm told this park can get really busy on the weekends. But when I was there on a weekday, it was pretty quiet. Park review: Lake Crabtree County Park Park review: Lake Crabtree County Park

Check out this video for more on the park and hear from Colleen Bockhahn, assistant manager in charge of environmental education, who spoke with me about some of the programs offered at Lake Crabtree.



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  • Lilys Mom May 30, 2010

    I have lived near Lake Crabtree Park for 23 years. It USED to be a wonderful place where I could take my golden retriever to run free as well as my children. That is until the gestapo rangers arrived. They patrol the park as if it was a prison yard with their little golf cart and will quickly hunt you down if you let your dog off the leash for a second. They have "Caryized" the regimented looking landscaping, have painted a rustic boat house blazing white and have placed sharp rocks strategically so that if your car should wander off the road on to the grass, it will slash a tire. To enhance the natural beauty of the park they have also placed "warning" signs all over the place should you THINK about breaking any of their stupid rules. These people should be patrolling our borders and put the park back in it's original natural and free condition. Others who agree, please comment!

  • shall6 May 28, 2010

    Good point ... and here's a link to more information about the PCBs.

  • Equinox Bandingo May 28, 2010

    A nice little park but every review and all information about the park should mention the PCB contamination of the lake. Although there is no swimming allowed, be careful if you use the canoes and sailboats available for rent there.

  • 27615 May 28, 2010

    very nice park