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Lake Crabtree County Park is located in central North Carolina, equal distance from the three major cities of Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham. Lying on the shore of Lake Crabtree, Lake Crabtree County Park acts as a little piece of greenery and nature in the somewhat overwelling city-scape of central North Carolina. Visitors come to Lake Crabtree County Park to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the exceptional lakeside recreation it offers. Visitors come for the great fishing and boating out on the lake, and stay for the hiking and biking in the park itself. All of this makes it the perfect North Carolina park to visit with an RV rental. Accessing the park with a rental RV is as easy as it gets; Interstate 40 runs along the northern edges of the park.

Rent a camper near Lake Crabtree County Park and realize you don’t have to drive outside the city to enjoy a camping trip beside a lake. Search for an RV in Wake County and see what Lake Crabtree County Park has to offer you.

Getting Outdoors

Lake Crabtree County Park attracts most of its yearly visitors for the idyllic lake that laps its shores. Lake Crabtree is one of the best places for those inner-city fishermen and women to come and catch fish without having to venture many miles into the countryside. The lake is home to a wide range of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and blue catfish. Lake Crabtree County Park campers who are short of fishing tackle should not worry as the park offers a Tackle Loaner Program and hires out fishing equipment. Campers are reminded that Wake County has a catch-and-release-only policy at Lake Crabtree County Park.

Those not satisfied at only standing along the shore of the lake can venture out on to its pristine waters. Although motorized boats are not permitted at Lake Crabtree County Park, watersports such as rowing and sailing are openly enjoyed. Kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding are also big favorites here. Those motorhome camping without their own boats should not worry. Canoes, kayaks, rowboats, pedal boats, and stand up paddleboards are available for rent on the park's waterfront.

Lake Crabtree County Park is not all about the lake. With a vast network of trails crisscrossing the many acres, the park itself is a haven for cyclists and hikers. The most popular route is the ten-mile ‘Lake Crabtree Loop Trail,’ which takes hikers and bikers on a moderate route around the entire park and lake. This route offers picturesque views of the lake, its nature, and wildflowers. Dog walkers are also able to use this trail, but dogs must be kept on a leash.

Camping at Lake Crabtree County Park

Although RV camping directly at Lake Crabtree County Park is not permitted, there are a handful of RV parks close by, which provides easy access to the park during open hours. Birchwood RV Park is only a short drive north of Lake Crabtree County Park and offers a range of amenities and facilities for RV camping. Full hookups are provided here, including 20, 30, 50 amp electric, water, and sewage. Facilities include a dump station, flushing toilets, shower block, laundry service, RV storage, and a children’s playground. Many of the sites here are pull-thru, accommodating all sizes of rigs.

Another nearby RV park is Spring Hill RV Park. Full hookups are also provided here, alongside a dump station, RV storage, cable TV, and free WiFi. Pets are welcome on-site but must be kept on a leash at all times.

Exploring the Area

North Carolina’s capital city, Raleigh, is within walking distance of Lake Crabtree County Park and is a city full of must-visit sites. Those with an interest in history should definitely pay a visit to the historic ‘Yates Mill Country Park.’ Yates Mill is fully restored mid-18th-century grist mill and is located in downtown Raleigh. Visitors can observe the mill in all its glory, learn how the process took place with live demonstrations, and learn how the industry affected the local area. The park itself is also an idyllic rest bite from the inner city, offering green pastures and a quiet space.

The nearby city of Durham is only a twenty-minute drive from Lake Crabtree County Park and offers campers a wide range of day-trip and sight-seeing opportunities. The ‘Museum of Life and Science’ is not to be missed when in the city of Durham. The museum boasts a wide range of exhibits showcasing a verity of subjects. These range from scientific exhibits covering weather, sound, heath, and engineering, right through to displays on nature and farmyard animals. This vast museum will keep visitors engaged right through the entire visit, both entertaining them and educating them.

The ‘Nasher Museum of Art’ is another museum not to be overlooked when in the city of Durham. This museum houses over thirteen-thousand pieces of individual art, spanning across many eras and genres of art. The museum’s ethos is to champion art from artists that are, in most cases, underrepresented in their filed. The museum’s highlight has to be the collection of pre-Columbian art, particularly the Mayan ceramics and Peruvian textiles it houses. This museum is a gem for both art lovers and those new to the world of art.

RV Rentals in Lake Crabtree County Park, NC

Lake Crabtree County Park, NC is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Lake Crabtree County Park. Outdoorsy's Lake Crabtree County Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Lake Crabtree County Park, NC


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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Old Beech Nature Trail Lake Crabtree County Park, NC
Lake Crabtree Loop Trail Lake Crabtree County Park, NC
286 Trails Cary, NC
Black Creek Greenway Trail Cary, NC
Weston Greenway Morrisville, NC
Black Creek Greenway to Lake Crabtree Morrisville, NC
Company Mill Loop William B. Umstead State Park, NC
Loblolly Trail William B. Umstead State Park, NC
Inspiration Trail William B. Umstead State Park, NC
Pott's Branch Trail William B. Umstead State Park, NC

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Mountain View Campground Lamoille County, VT
North Carolina State Fairgrounds Wake County, NC
Longwood Campground Mecklenburg County, VA
Greensboro KOA Guilford County, NC
Lazy Acres Campground Cumberland County, NC
Holly Bluff Family Campground Randolph County, NC
Zooland Family Campground Randolph County, NC
Enfield / Rocky Mount KOA Halifax County, NC
Paradise Lake and Campground Pittsylvania County, VA
Oak Hollow Family Campground Guilford County, NC

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