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Blue Jay Point County Park (Greenways, Trails)
3200 Pleasant Union Church Road
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 870-4330
Park Description

Located on 236 acre site adjacent to Falls Lake the park attractions include hiking trails, picnic areas, a playground, open play fields, and fishing is available along the shore of Falls Lake.

The Blue Jay Center houses an exhibit hall that explores many environmental and natural resource themes.  Water is the focus of the first set of exhibits, offering a glimpse of the water cycle, the Neuse River basin, the Falls Lake watershed, and the city"s reliance on Falls Lake for its supply of drinking water.  The next series of exhibits offers visitors a look at many of the perils currently impacting the local environment and highlights steps citizens can take toward its preservation.  Finally, the Nature Discovery Room allows visitors an up close look at the natural habitats found at Blue Jay Point, exploring the plants, animals, and ecology of the fields, forests, and streams of the park.

Blue Jay Point"s Overnight Lodge exists to turn environmental education into a prolonged experience.  Our overnight facility is used exclusively for this purpose.

There are four miles of trails within the park.  Hikers seeking extended trail opportunities will discover that Blue Jay"s Section VI of the Falls Lake Trail connects with North Carolina"s Falls Lake Trail, thus extending the hiking opportunities well beyond the boundaries of Blue Jay Point.  Remember:  all dogs must remain on a 6 foot leash. 

Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday, 8:00a.m. - sunset

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

Fees: No entry fees for this park
Metro Region: Triangle, NC
Park Management: County

Printed Materials
Blue Jay Point Map    

BBQ Grill   Benches   Bike Racks   Camping: Cabins   Fishing   Open Play Fields   Open Space   Parking   Picnic Tables   Pond/Stream/Lake   Restrooms   Scenic Views   Shelter/Pavillion   Trails, Natural Surface   Water Fountain   Wildlife Viewing