Lake Crabtree County Park, at 1400 Aviation Parkway in Morrisville, is Wake County’s first established county park. Its 215-acre site is adjacent to a 520-acre flood control lake. It contains more than 16 miles of trails. Other activities include group and individual picnicking, catch-and-release fishing, boating, and nature study. It also includes the remains of a 19th-century tenant farm. You can see the ruins of a tenant house, a stone-lined well and a tobacco ordering pit.
Many free events are held at Lake Crabtree County Park.
Here are a few, but make sure to check Lake Crabtree’s website for a complete list. Make sure to check the link and see if you need to pre-register.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Lake Crabtree is excited to host its seventh annual Pollinator Festival, in honor of National Pollinator Week. This event is FREE and features games, crafts, and all sorts of other activities. There will be prizes and cool stuff for you to take home, local experts to answer your questions, and food vendors. Show up any time. Fun for all ages.
Birding with Vernon
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
FREE; No preregistration required
Meet at the Waterwise Garden (first parking lot on right)
Join our bird enthusiast, Vernon, for an easy walk while looking and listening for our feathered friends. Discover different types of birds and their habitats.
June 5th, June 19th, 2019
FREE (registration required)
Whether you already enjoy fishing or would like to learn how to fish, this program is for you! Join park staff for an informal fishing experience for the whole family. Bring your own poles or borrow one of ours through the Tackle Loaner Program. Bait and basic instruction are provided. All participants 16 years and older must have a valid NC fishing license to participate. Fishing is catch and release only. All children must be accompanied by an adult. If the accompanying adult does not have a license, minors will be covered by the licensed instructor. Preregistration is required for all participants, even those not planning on fishing.