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Lake Wheeler

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Address: 6404 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone Number: +1 919-662-5704
06:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 20:00

Eight-hundred-acre lake park features fish tournaments, boat shows,...

Eight-hundred-acre lake park features fish tournaments, boat shows, waterfront concerts and a state-of-the-art rowing dock for sculling, sailing and canoeing.

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Lake Wheeler is a small lake but lots of fun to kayak or sail on. There are picnic areas and nature trails to enjoy.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2015
Durham, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I love this park.. we can go walking... sight seeing.. fishing and playing all in the same trip.. i personally don't like boats.. but you also have boat access... when we go fishing we generally catch a lot of catfish in the first pond... great family place

Thank Trcephas
Miami, Florida
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Took my 2.5 yr old grand daughter to this park while visiting the area. I have to say that it was a real delight. It's a refreshingly beautiful scenery in a nature habitat with a playground to entertain the kids. After playing for a little while in the playground area we ventured off towards the beach area and the fishing... More 

Thank Jeannette G
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

This ia a great park for a walk- the expansive lake never disappoints my eye! i live on the wrong side of town to frequent this one more than a couple of times a year. If I lived closer i would be a regular.

1 Thank Wunrundun
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Great area between Apex and Raleigh. Area for swimming, boating and fishing. Also have speed boat races.

1 Thank Wendy G
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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256 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

It is fun for the family and animal members.A nice place to go. I tend to go during the week time. It will not be as crowded. While the school year is in session

1 Thank sophiedog6123
Durham, North Carolina
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292 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Lake Wheeler is a small lake but lots of fun to kayak or sail on. There are picnic areas and nature trails to enjoy.

Thank dpoin21
Forest Hills, New York
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138 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Another gorgeous lake my goddaughter and I visited during the 4th of July holidays and it wasnt as crowded as I anticipated. We got there early and was able to kayak for an hour for $5 and had a great time on the water. My goddaughter loves the water and is very active so this being my first time kayaking... More 

1 Thank Teresa S
Wendell, North Carolina
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161 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

This Lake has been here for over 50 years. It has nice shaded picnic areas and shaded fishing spots. You also can buy a day pass to fish which is reasonable.

Thank Allraceschurch W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

The lake is beautiful, but the park staff are extremely rude and disrespectful. The staff has rules on how many can be in a canoe or kayak. The limits are two on a tandem kayak and a max if two in a canoe that clearly states on it a max of 5. Now, I would never put 5 in these... More 

3 Thank Jman4949
Raleigh, North Carolina
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462 reviews
132 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

This Raleigh City park south of Raleigh is a good sized park. Takes nearly a mile to drive into the main docks and visitor area. They have a snack shop and rent various boats during the summer including paddle boats, kayaks and canoes. There are several docks to walk out on. This is an extensive park with a conference room... More 

Thank Don N

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