Lake Benson Park

Map of TRACK Trail at Lake Benson Park

The Lake Benson Park TRACK Trail follows the Lake Benson Woodland Trail and a portion of the Loop Trail. The Lake Benson Woodland Trail is an easy 1 mile trail that makes several loops through forest habitats and along the edge of Lake Benson. The Lake Benson Woodland Trail is marked by orange markers. The Lake Benson Loop Trail is marked by blue markers.

Lake Benson Park includes walking trails (1.8 miles), and accommodates a variety of activities from family gatherings at the four picnic shelters to town-wide special events.  A restroom facility is located adjacent to shelter #1. In warm weather, fishing and boat rentals are also available at the Lake Benson Boat House (975 Buffaloe Road-662-5703), which is open seasonally for boating and fishing from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Swimming is not allowed in the lake, there is no access to the Lake from the park. 

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Collectible sticker for Lake Benson Park

Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality: Open all year
Small wooden Picnic Shelter
Boardwalk through the woods
Gravel path down to lake
Large picnic shelter
Kids in Parks trailhead sign with brochures
Lake in early morning light
Swing set

Adventures for Lake Benson Park

Birds of the Piedmont brochure
Hiking

Lake Benson Park: Birds

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
The Birds of the Piedmont brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common woodland birds and information on how to identify them through various clues.
Bug Out brochure
Hiking

Lake Benson Park: Bug Out

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
The "Bug Out" brochure is an investigation into the creepy crawlies of the forest. This adventure will help kids learn how to tell the difference between insects, spiders and other arthropods... as well as identify some of the more common bugs along the trail.
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Lake Benson Park: Hide and Seek

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Nature's Relationships brochure
Hiking

Lake Benson Park: Nature's Relationships

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
In the Nature's Relationships brochure you will discover how everything in nature is connected... even us. As you walk along the trail, the brochure will tell you a story about a few of the relationships that can be found. Many more relationships exist, so keep your eyes and heart open and you will discover many of nature's relationships - even yours.

Directions

921 Buffaloe Road
Garner, NC 27529
Latitude: 35.671913000000
Longitude: -78.627150000000

Lake Benson Park is located at 921 Buffaloe Road, about 3 miles south of downtown Garner, NC.

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Lake Benson Park TRACK Trail was made possible by a partnership between the Town of Garner, North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association, and Kids in Parks.