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The Triangle Area

B Everett Jordan Dam And Lake- The 13,900 acre B. Everette Jordan Dam and Lake is one of North Carolina's Army Corps of Engineers projects. The area is located just south of the bustling Raleigh-Durham area providing endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Eno River State Park- The Eno River Valley is rich in biological and cultural resources, with hardwood forests lining the river banks. Canoeing and fishing are favorite recreation activities along with strolling across the swinging bridge for a hike through the woods.
Falls Lake- Moments away from the hustle and bustle of the Research Triangle, this 12,000-acre lake and 26,000 acres of woodlands offers fishing, picnicking, hunting, boating, camping, hiking and swimming.
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area- Tranquil fishing coves, clean fresh water, sandy beaches and pristine campgrounds are lie within minutes from the bustling Research Triangle Park.
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area- Whether you are searching for quiet relaxation or exhilarating water sports, Kerr Lake State Recreation Area can fulfill that desire.
Raven Rock State Park- Contemplate the processes of nature among an abundance of wildflowers. The world is at your feet atop this massive 152-foot high rock outcrop, which juts out at a 45-degree angle over the Cape Fear River. Fish in small clear streams that have cut beds through soil and rock in their age-old rush to join the river. Float your boat to one of our canoe campsites where advance reservations may be made.
Waynesborough State Park- NOTE: THIS PARK IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED. The bank of the Neuse River is the place for fun and games, as well as fishing, boating and picnicking. The visitor center offers hospitality and a look into the past.
William B. Umstead State Park- Take a leisurely stroll along a nature trail or a more extensive hike into the heart of the woodlands. The park includes representative examples of an oak-hickory forest, moist hardwood forest and piedmont floodplain forest. For those who don't want to tour the park by foot, some trails are also designated for horseback or mountain bike use. Picnicking, boating and camping are just minutes away from the busy high-tech Research Triangle Park.

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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Description - A fiercely loyal college community exists in this area. There is the Wolf pack which belongs to North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the Blue Devils are home to Duke University in Durham and the Tar Heels reside with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The area is steeped in history as is reflected with their state capitol that displays three beautiful monuments to three Presidents from North Carolina: Andrew Jackson, James Polk and Andrew Johnson. Another statue honors the Women of the Confederacy. The State Legislative Building and Executive Mansion are also historic places. Museums in the area include: The North Carolina Museum of Art, The Museum of Natural Sciences and The North Carolina Museum of History. Cultural offerings include: The North Carolina Symphony, Raleigh Oratorio Society, Friends of the College, Raleigh Little Theater, Theater in the Park, NCSU Center State, Raleigh Ensemble Players, Artspace, Wake Visual Art Gallery and City Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Recreation - There are plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities including the Pullen Park which is a favorite among local children and adults offering boat rides and a carousel, the William B. Umstead State Park, Falls Lake Recreation Area which offers 230 miles of shoreline for picnicking, camping, swimming and fishing in addition to Kerr Lake Recreation Area which sits on the Virginia and North Carolina state lines. Lake Wheeler Park, a city facility, offers water sports and picnicking.

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures range from 36 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit (2 to 4 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures range from 76 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (24 to 26 Celsius). Spring and Fall daytime temperatures range from 71 to 73 (20's Celsius). The state has a fairly wet climate with an average precipitation for this area averaging 48-52 inches (122-132 centimeters).

Location - The Raleigh-Durham area is located in North Carolina's northeastern Piedmont region. It is easily accessed from I-81 into Durham, US 40 through both cities and I-95 runs just south of the area.


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Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, 421 Fayetteville Street Mall, Suite 1505 , Raleigh, NC, 27601, Phone: 800-849-8499

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North Carolina Community Areas - North Carolina's communities range from small mountain towns, to coastal tourist centers such as Wilmington, to the large bustling metropolitans areas of Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem.

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Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau - Local Interests

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