Whether you are a child or an adult, Lake Crabtree has a program for you! All scheduled programs have space limitations and, therefore, require registration prior to the program.
To register in person, by mail or fax, please download a copy of our Registration Form or call 919-460-3355 for more information.
Preregistration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. All participants must be registered.
Paddle Lake Crabtree by moonlight, and enjoy views of the full moon from the lake. Enjoy a unique opportunity to be in the park after hours! Preregistration is required for all boat types. Choose the boat type you would like below to register online. There is a limit of two adults for tandem boats.
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Homeschool and Track-out Programs
These programs are open to students 6–12 years old. Each lesson meets at the Beech Shelter, unless otherwise noted. Cost is $8 per child. Preregistration is required.
Saturday, October 1, 9 a.m.–noon
Save the date! Join volunteers around the globe and help clean the world's waterways. Teams will pick up trash along the shore of Lake Crabtree and its connecting creeks. Gloves, bags and other supplies are provided by the park. We'll raffle off prizes and learn why it's important to educate others about litter. Individuals and groups are welcome. Make a difference in your community! Preregistration is required. Call 919-460-3355 for more information.
Saturday, October 22
Save the date! Lake Crabtree's Halloween festival returns this October. This free, park-wide event will investigate the darker side of nature. Check back for more details, but we're sure to have lots of spooky surprises in store! Join us in celebrating creatures of the night and come in costume if you like. Come anytime for some family fun; no sign-up necessary.
Visit Lake Crabtree's Adventure Backpack Bin on the garden side of the manager's office for some educational fun! You can participate in a citizen science project, go on a scavenger hunt, or do some birdwatching! All of the information and tools you need are provided. Just show up anytime during park hours, sign out a backpack at the bin, and begin your adventure! Junior Naturalists can earn one Lake Crabtree credit by participating in one of the activities and answering the corresponding question sheet. Please be sure to take our short survey when you have completed your activity.
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