Durant Nature Preserve was formerly known as Camp Durant, headquarters for the Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts. In 1979 the City purchased the land from the scouts and turned it into a nature park. The park hosts a woodchip surface playground, five miles of trails explore the park's 237-acres (hike along a stream, through hardwood and pine forests, past wildflowers and ferns, through wetlands and alongside two lakes!). Mountain biking is allowed on designated trails only when trail surfaces are dry. Fishing is currently allowed only on our lower lake boat house dock and fishing dock. All North Carolina Fish and Wildlife laws apply. There is a bird garden, a butterfly garden, a sensory and nature play garden, as well as three rentable picnic shelters, and outdoor basketball and volleyball courts.
Area: Midtown & N Raleigh
8305 Camp Durant Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27614