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Umstead State Park
Wake County, NC
35.85° -78.74°


William B. Umstead State Park is an oasis of tranquility tucked between the growing cities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham, and the corporate world of Research Triangle Park. Here, two worlds merge as the sounds of civilization give way to the unhurried rhythm of nature. Highways fade in the distance as trees, flowers, birds and streams form a more natural community. This 5,579-acre park is divided into two sections, Crabtree Creek and Reedy Creek.

Customized identification guides

Checklists with images, maps, and links

Albums of site participants

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Photograph by John Pickering
Craesus latitarsus
Dusky Birch Sawfly


  • Brian Bockhahn, NC State Parks -- brian.bockhahn@ncdenr.gov -- 919-841-4060
  • Nancy Lowe, Outreach Coordinator, Discover Life -- nancy@discoverlife.org -- 404-272-4526
Updated: 1 August, 2013
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