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Lake Lynn, Raleigh

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#11 of 20 in Parks in Raleigh
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Lake Lynn is a man-made lake in Raleigh, North Carolina. The lake was created for flood control purposes in 1976 by damming Hare Snipe Creek, a tributary of Crabtree Creek. The lake has an area of 55.7 acres (22.5 ha) and lies entirely within the city of Raleigh's 75-acre (30 ha) Lake Lynn Park. The park includes a 2.8 mi (4.5 km) paved trail around the lake (part of the Capital Area Greenway system), as well as a community center, playground, and tennis courts.

Lake Lynn Dam (also named Crabtree Watershed Dam #22b), is a 42 foot (13 m) high, 620 foot (190 m) long earth dam.

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  • This is roughly a 2.25 loop around Lake Lynn that is usually not too crowded if you avoid peak times on the weekends. People are generally pretty good about picking up after their dogs here and...  more »
  • Beautiful for walking. Lots of bridges and some sun and shade and plenty of wildlife. Been going here for years and have always found it enjoyable. It is 2-1/4 miles around the Lake and so much...  more »
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  • Breath taking view.. great place for an evening stroll or recreational fishing.. wonderful place for turtle lovers. Turtles are of all sizes..
  • This is a perfect lake trail to take on a crisp breezy morning. It is shaded for majority of the trail but there are certain spots that are quite hot when the sun is present. I highly recommend this trail for families.

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