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Lake Wheeler
6404 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 662-5704
Chris Murray
Park Description

Lake Wheeler serves as Raleigh"s secondary auxiliary water supply, and this 800-acre lake park (650 acres of lake; 150 acres of park and land buffer) has rapidly become a favorite capital city getaway. Visitors often remark that Lake Wheeler tends to remind them of the scenic locales found in the western North Carolina region. In 1958, Lake Wheeler was approved for controlled fishing and other recreational activities as established by City of Raleigh Ordinance. A Master Plan was developed for Lake Wheeler Parkin 1959, noting that this reservoir would provide opportunities for fishing, motor boating, water-skiing, sailing and canoeing. Many improvements have been initiated since those early days and the current site bears little resemblance to the initial structures that were put in place in the 1950"s.

Hours of Operation: Dawn to Dusk, 7 days a week, year round (Park may remain open longer for special facility rentals)

Fees: No entry fees for this park
Metro Region: Triangle, NC
Park Management: City

BBQ Grill   Benches   Bike Racks   Boat Dock   Boat Ramp   Boat Rental Canoe/Kayak   Fishing   Fitness Course   Food / Restaurant   Open Play Fields   Open Space   Parking   Picnic Tables   Pier   Playground   Pond/Stream/Lake   Ranger Station   Rental, Conference Room   Rental, Party Room   Restrooms   Scenic Views   Shelter/Pavillion   Trails, Natural Surface   Vending Machine   Volleyball Courts   Water Fountain   Wildlife Viewing