Durant Nature Preserve186 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 8305 Camp Durant Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614, United States
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9198702871
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, View Point, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature
The Durant Nature Preserve was earlier called Camp Durant and served as the headquarters for the Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts. The city purchased the park from the scouts in 1979 and converted it into a nature park. It is spread over 237 acres and has 5 miles of trails, basketball courts, kids’ playgrounds and a Lake where fishing is permitted. It is an ideal place to go for a short hike and enjoy a sumptuous picnic meal.
Durant Nature Preserve Travel Tips
- Pets to be kept on leash.
- Alcohol consumption, smoking, swimming, loud music and open fires are prohibited unless special permission is taken.
- Check official website for upcoming events and changes in opening/closing hours.
Entrance Ticket Details For Durant Nature Preserve
- Free entry
- Use of some amenities might be chargeable.
Durant Nature Preserve Hours
- Given timings are for Park grounds.
How to Reach Durant Nature Preserve
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi.
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24.57% of people who visit Raleigh include Durant Nature Preserve in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
95% of people start their Durant Nature Preserve visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Durant Nature Preserve
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Durant Nature Preserve
Durant Nature Preserve Reviews & Ratings
On the outskirts of Raleigh, this is a small hidden gem to get away and take a walk in nature. Middle of the week could have few people so you can really enjoy nature. The water level was low and there was some construction still going on, but it didn't detract from the beauty of the place. We went here on a trip and had a chance to canoe on the lake so much wildlife the staff was very friendly and made the trip worthwhile
Whenever we want to stretch ours and our doggie's legs, we like to walk the trails at Durant. The trails are well maintained and varied. The lake trail is especially interesting as it wanders through the woods, over the two dams and around the lake. Sometimes a snapper is to be seen sunning itself. My brother introduced this place to me in 2014/2015 and I’ve been going ever since especially when I need to clear my head. Very beautiful!
Wonderful park to spend the day! Trails winding through lush green forests almost feeling like hiking into a wonderland of prehistoric trees and brush. Great variety of trails and scenic views, and the rangers are always friendly and helpful.
Beautiful park with great trails! Great for kids, for running/walking, and fishing. Trails are considered easy for hiking/running
Nice place for a dog walk. Trails aren't very technical and the acreage isn't very large. Not great for mountain biking. There probably isn't more than 6m worth if trails.