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A great place to be with family

Many walks and trips with my family. I have come here since my kids were little and am still going... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
Great walk

Visiting area for the afternoon and need to wait for a friend to come in at the airport. A pleasant... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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1400 W Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-6131
+1 919-420-2331
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have walked in the Shelley Park around the lake; however I enjoy Lake Lynn more. I find the trail more cumbersome or overgrown and I did not feel as secure. I have friends and they seem to prefer Shelley Lake Park.

Thank Trail779345
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many walks and trips with my family. I have come here since my kids were little and am still going for walks on the weekend. It is worth the trip and a little bit of peace in the middle of Raleigh

Thank 398ethanl
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I was so embarrassed that Raleigh has let this park go downhill! I went to take a guest from out of town so they could fly a kite in the grass area and it was uncut and goose droppings were everywhere all over the paths...More

Thank Heidi H
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Visiting area for the afternoon and need to wait for a friend to come in at the airport. A pleasant 2 mile walk that was mostly shaded. A great diversion for the afternoon.

Thank AlaneF9
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I state good walking paths vs great due to massive sand damage from flooding of some variant. Fix the sand wash over and it'd be great here. Walk is only ~2 miles long full loop. Bathroom facilities available.

Thank ryansP597ZW
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

My wife, two kids, and I had some time to kill before our flight and this was just the place to go. Beautiful, scenic, and very relaxing after a rough weekend traveling. Our fourteen month old loved swinging and playing on the playground and our...More

Thank Walt V
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This park has a 2.5 mile paved loop trail with a couple spurs (most paved), as well as a playground for the kids. This is another birding hot spot.

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The best thing about the park is the greenway runs through it. You can ride your bike around the lake and take the greenway back the way you came or you can continue to head north.

Thank Ashley R
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I have used this facility since 1982 when a significant part of the trail system was gravel. Now the trail system continues around the entire lake/pond. As a marathon runner (46 completed) I used this as my starting point for my long training runs. A...More

Thank qed982
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Shelley Lake has always been one of my favorite spots. My grown-up kids have fond memories of it. The ducks and geese welcome you as you stand on one of the two wooden bridges. Birdwatchers will find a lot to look at. It is equipped...More

Thank sue h
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8 July 2017|
Response from ncmoose99 | Reviewed this property |
If you want to go to the playground, enter at the second entrance to the west on Millbrook Rd. If you want to get down to the water, there is a steep incline from there but no steps. Or you can check out the map of the... More
Vivienne J
12 October 2016|
Response from tsturgis1 | Reviewed this property |
Closest restaurant near Shelley Lake that i can recommend is Relish on Creedmoor Rd.