The City Lake Park TRACK Trail follows portions of the Mission Camp Trail, Eagle Trail, and Outdoor Discovery Trail. This easy 1.2 mile loop features scenic views of the lake and offers a close-up look at the diverse wildlife that can be found in the park.
The second phase of construction for this 75 acre regional park with a 100 acre lake was completed in November 2006. The park currently includes three picnic shelters (one with year-round restrooms) available for rental, two floating boat docks, approximately one-half mile of paved walking trail and one mile of non-paved trails, and an amphitheatre that is available for rental for weddings and special events. Fishing in the park lake is permitted year-round (North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission laws on licensing and limits apply), and fishing tackle is available for check out at the Parks and Recreation office at Rock Creek Park.
Adventures for City Lake Park
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
Hikin' to Find LichenDifficulty:
City Lake Park - Need for TreesDifficulty:
Park hours for City Lake Park vary by season, and are posted at the park’s entrance.
For maps, directions, or more information, click here or contact Albemarle Parks and Recreation at 704.984.9560.
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.