With 48,000 acres of state parks and 58,000 acres of National Forest the Neuse River Basin has some of the best places in North Carolina to hike, paddle, and relax.
Falls Lake Recreatoin Area, located in the Neuse River Basin, holds a 12,000-acre lake and 26,000 acres of woodlands. There are places to fish, boat, swim, paddle or do any other water activity you could ever dream of doing on the lake. The Woodlands offer camping spots, as well as trails for hiking and moutian biking
William B. Umstead is one of the best state parks in North Carolina. Tucked between the three busy cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Cary is the beatutiful Umstead Park. Boating, camping, cycling, fishing, hiking, and picnicking are just a few activities available at the park.