Shelley Lake

4.669 Votes Currently Closed
  • Address: 1400 W Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614, United States, 27612
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9199963285
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, Family And Kids, Lake, Landmarks, Parks, Playgrounds

The Shelley Lake Park offers 2 miles worth of a paved, scenic greenway winding all around the lake and is also equipped with basketball courts, playgrounds for kids of different ages and the Sertoma Arts center where classes and workshops of painting, photography, pottery and such other fun activities are offered. The trail provides with beautiful views of the lake and the landscape around and is a heavenly path to walk on. You will find quite a lot of people taking their evening or morning strolls if and when you decide to pay this park a visit.

Shelley Lake Travel Tips

  • Swimming/wading is not allowed in lake.
  • Smoking is only permitted in the parking lot.

Entrance Ticket Details For Shelley Lake

  • Free admission to the park.
  • Boats are available for rent.

Shelley Lake Hours

  • Park is open from dawn to dusk.

How to Reach Shelley Lake

  • By Bus: Bus 201 stops at Shelley Lake Park-and-Ride bus station.
  • By renting or hiring a car/taxi.

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  • Shelley Lake Address: 1400 W Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614, United States, 27612
  • Shelley Lake Contact Number: +1-9199963285
  • Shelley Lake Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Shelley Lake(preferred time): 08:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Shelley Lake: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 9.11% of people who visit Raleigh include Shelley Lake in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Shelley Lake visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Shelley Lake

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shelley Lake

People normally club together Cedar Hills Park and Wooten Meadows Park while planning their visit to Shelley Lake.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Shelley Lake Reviews & Ratings

  • Nice but sometimes you smell dead stuff. I guess that's nature! Also there are some loose blanks in some of the bridge areas. Everything else is beautiful and lots of shade in different areas. I don't think I got a single mosquito bite while I was there!

  • What a beautiful well-kept Trail. All of the people who were there were very friendly and my dog had a very good time. We sat and had a picnic overlooking the lake and saw a Luna Caterpillar. Ten out of ten would recommend.

  • Always a great place for a walk or to see an animal you might not expect inside the city. There’s a community center, trails, playground, basketball, picnic and grill areas. Loads of open space and so much wildlife! Eagles nest there and storks and so many other neat birds and other four legged friends!

  • I have used this facility for many years when a significant part of the trail system was gravel. Now the trail system continues around the entire lake/pond. As a marathon runner (46 completed) I used this as my starting point for my long training runs. A runner or cyclist can easily log 12, 15, 18, 20+ mile training ventures. The Greenway system is a great un-tapped resource. It should be utilized before ever considering to use the Raleigh Bike Path system.

  • A great communal walk. The point here isn't solitude but walking a paved trail with strangers and friends. Take a dog but keep it leashed. The loop is around 2 miles. Morning and evening are best. Hot now in the afternoon.

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