Blue Jay Point County Park, Raleigh

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Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Blue Jay Point County Park is a 236-acre park that was once primarily agricultural land. A majority of this acreage is now second-growth forestlands. We have roughly three acres dedicated to open play fields, playgrounds, an environmental education center and an overnight lodge.

Blue Jay Point is a peninsula, bordered on three sides by Raleigh's primary drinking water supply, Falls Lake. The lake is a reservoir managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Park boundaries are marked by orange blazes on trees and with signs. All local, state and federal laws apply while inside the park. The park officially opened its gates to the public on January 1, 1992.

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  • We are from New Zealand and visiting friend in Raleigh. They brought us here for a trail walk and it was awesome. What a pretty area.  more »
  • Great access to short trails leading to the lake, playground for the little kids, central bathrooms and drinking fountains, plenty of shady picnic table spots.  more »
  • Super cool park. I really like that there was a big kid area and a little kid area. Watch out for snakes!
  • I really enjoyed the park! I went with my job and I truly learned about animals and seen animals that I’ve only seen on National Geographic.

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