Smith Creek Park

Map of TRACK Trail at Smith Creek Park

The Smith Creek Park TRACK Trail follows an easy 1.3 mile loop around a clear and beautiful spring-fed lake.

This multi-use trail is ADA accessible and features play areas, scenic views, and opportunities to spot wildlife such as waterbirds and alligators. The 35-acre lake also features a canoe and kayak launch, and is stocked for fishing. 

Track an adventure here
Collectible sticker for Smith Creek Park

Location Details

Recreational Features: Paved Bike Path, Canoe / Kayak, Picnic Tables, Fishing, Interpretive Programs, Birding, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: Yes
Seasonality:
Forest surrounding the lake
Trailhead sign with brochures in front of lake
Trail through pine forest
Clear water and a sandy beach
Overview of lake
Picnic shelter
Pine trees on banks of the lake

Adventures for Smith Creek Park

Bilingual Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Smith Creek Park: Bilingual Hide n' Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.30
El Juego Del Escondite En La Naturaleza/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. Written in both Spanish and English, discover new things hiding in nature with the help of this bilingual brochure.
Bilingual Animal Athletes brochure
Hiking

Smith Creek Park: Bilingual Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.30
The Animales Atletas/Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This bilingual brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail, written in both English and Spanish. From hummingbird hand-swings to lizard pushups, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Nature's Relationships brochure
Hiking

Smith Creek Park: Nature's Relationships

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.30
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.
Hikin' to Find Lichen brochure
Hiking

Smith Creek Park: Hikin' to Find Lichen

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.30
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.

Directions

633 Shenandoah Street
Wilmington, NC 28411
Latitude: 34.284443300000
Longitude: -77.847360000000

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 Smith Creek Park TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership formed between the Kids in Parks program, the North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association, and New Hanover County Parks and Gardens