Raleigh, NC, Lake Wheeler is a recreational paradise!

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Entrance to Raleigh, NC, Lake Wheeler Park

Lake Wheeler is a part of the Raleigh, North Carolina Parks System.  The 650 acre lake is the focal point of the 800 acre park.  Fishing, Boating, water skiing, Picnicking, birding and other nature studies, and general loafing are among the worthy pursuits the lake and park support.  The park is open to all, and residents from all parts of Wake County, NC use the facilities.

The lake was named after Raleigh Mayor, Fred Wheeler, and was flooded in the 1950's.  Maximum charted depth is about twenty-five feet.

See the Lake Wheeler slideshow on Flickr.

Plaque commemorating those who made the lake possible

Picnic facilities abound along the access road to the lake.  And it is a pretty drive on a tree-lined country lane back into the park.

Large picnic facility at Lake Wheeler Park, Raleigh, North Carolina Picnic pavilion with view of Lake Wheeler, Raleigh, NC

it's a pleasant drive back to Lake Wheeler, Raleigh, NC Gorgeous Crape Myrtles at the entrance to Lake Wheeler, Raleigh, NC

But the water is what it is all about!   And the water views are tremendous...

View from beside the dam, Lake Wheeler, Raleigh, NCFrom the dam at Lake Wheeler.

Waterfront sundeck with rockers in the shade, Lake Wheeler, Raleigh, NC Sit a spell on the sundeck.  Or rock in the shade a while, and watch the water birds!

View of the lower half of Lake Wheeler from the Penny Road Bridge

So, come on out to Lake Wheeler and enjoy the water.  Just minutes from downtown Raleigh, NC!

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Rita Taylor
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Nice post about Lake Wheeler - a popular park in the Raleigh area.  The lake looks spectacular in these photos. 

Jul 09, 2007 01:50 PM #1
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Thanks for reading.

When the day is that pretty, it sure makes getting a good photo easy.

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