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City Lake Park

Map of TRACK Trail at City Lake Park

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.

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Collectible sticker for City Lake Park

Location Details

Recreational Features: Mountain Bike Trails, Disc Golf, Canoe / Kayak, Picnic Tables, Fishing, Birding, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality:
Blue-tailed skink
Two kids sitting by the lake
Wooden boardwalk
Wooden boardwalk through woods
Trees lining creek
Picnic shelter
Lake overflow
Open grassy area

Adventures for City Lake Park

Hiking

Finding Ferns

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.20
The Finding Ferns brochure is a fun and challenging adventure. Follow the illustrations and clues to find as many of the ferns as possible. You're going to have to be a nature detective to find them all.
Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.20
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.
Hiking

Hikin' to Find Lichen

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.20
This brochure-led adventure takes kids deep into the mysterious world of lichen. Kids will discover the three different forms lichen can take, and some of the features that make the lichen lifestyle unique. Kids will also read the Lichen story about Alice Algae and Freddy Fungi to help them remember how lichens work.
Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

City Lake Park - Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.20
By following the photos and text clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, kids will discover six of the more common trees found along the trail. During their adventure, kids will learn about the need that people and other animals have for trees and about the roles trees play in the forest.

Directions

815 Concord Rd.
Albemarle, NC 28001
Latitude: 35.357164800000
Longitude: -80.223727500000

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.

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 City Lake Park TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership formed between the Kids in Parks program, the North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association, and the City of Albemarle.