Springs, Lakes and Rivers

This page lists springs, lakes, rivers and other swimming holes in natural bodies of water in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.
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Apex Community Park

Vast park with a 50-acre lake for canoes, kayaks, sailboards & fishing, 3 ball fields and 2 batting ...

2200 Laura Duncan Rd., Apex, NC, 27511
Bass Lake Park

Bass Lake Park is home to many species of native plants and animals which can be viewed along our be ...

900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs, NC, 27540
Downtown Cary Park

Experience seven acres in the heart of Cary surrounded by Academy, Walker, Park and Walnut Streets. ...

Playground Features
327 S. Academy St., Cary, NC, 27511
Falls Lake State Recreation Camp

Hours of relaxation await you at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Just moments away from the hustle ...

13304 Creedmoor Rd., Wake Forest, NC, 27587
Forest Ridge Park

Forest Ridge Park has 587 Acres of parkland adjacent to Falls Lake with mountain biking, multi-use t ...

Playground Features
2100 Old NC Hwy 98, Wake Forest, NC, 27587
Fred G. Bond Metro Park

The Town of Cary Fred G. Bond Metro Park, at 310 acres, is one of the largest municipal parks in Wak ...

801 High House Road, Cary, NC, 27511
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Located in Chatham County 30 miles west of downtown Raleigh, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area inclu ...

280 State Park Road, Apex, NC, 27523
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area Camping

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area is a collective of seven access areas scattered around the shoreline ...

6254 Satterwhite Point Road, Henderson, NC, 27537
Lake Crabtree County Park

Lake Crabtree County Park offers visitors opportunities for outdoor recreation. Located on a 215-acr ...

1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC, 27560
Lake Johnson Park

Lake Johnson has paved greenway and natural surface trails, fishing, public programs, seasonal boat ...

4601 Avent Ferry Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27606
Lake Lynn Park and Community Center

City of Raleigh park with two woodchip covered playgrounds, a community center, a batting cage, indo ...

Playground Features
7921 Ray Road, Raleigh, NC, 27613
Lake Raleigh Recreation Area

On the southern side of Centennial Campus, surrounded by 96 acres of protected forest, Lake Raleigh ...

2300 Main Campus Dr., Raleigh, NC, 27606
Lake Wheeler Park

City of Raleigh park with one wood chip covered playground. There are six rentable picnic shelters, ...

6404 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, NC, 27603
Raven Rock State Park

Located in Harnett County 40 miles southwest of Raleigh, Raven Rock State Park boasts the namesake 1 ...

3009 Raven Rock Road, Lillington, NC, 27546
Robertson Millpond Preserve

About the preserve: Transport yourself to a long-ago place and time when you visit Robertson Millpon ...

6333 Robertson Pond Road, Wendell, NC, 27591
Salem Pond Park

Train themed playground in Apex

6112 Old Jenks Road, Apex, NC, 27523
Shelley Lake Park and Sertoma Arts Center

City park with an art center offering classes and workshops in painting, drawing, photography, potte ...

Playground Features
1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27612
TRACK Trail at Apex Community Park

The TRACK Trail at Apex Community Park is an easy, 2.0-miles loop around a 50-acre lake. With trails ...

2200 Laura Duncan Road, Cary, NC, 27511
William B. Umstead State Park

Hikers, trail runners, bicyclists and equestrians cherish the extensive network of hiking and multi- ...

8801 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC, 27617