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Crabtree Lake in North Carolina

A self-supported trip created by guest-paddler

Trip Overview

Lake Crabtree is a 520 acre lake just off I-40 outside Raleigh, NC. It's surprisingly peaceful and beautiful considering the location.

It's a good place for beginner paddlers to practice their skills before they move on to more challenging arenas.


Boat rentals, picnic shelters, restrooms, boat ramps.


$2 for car top boats, $3 for boats on a trailer.


Exit 285 (Aviation Blvd) from I-40, park is the first left.


Wake County Government -


Lake Crabtree County Park website:

Trip Details

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water

Trip Location