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Shelley Lake

Shelley Lake is a 145-acre City of Raleigh park in the northwestern part of the city along Millbrook Road, between Creedmoor and Six Forks Road.  The trail around the park as well as several connecting trails are part of the Capital Area Greenway.  The 53-acre lake is surrounded by 2 miles of paved greenway trails and boardwalks.  Additionally, the Sertoma Art Center is located in the park, along with basketball courts and playgrounds.

Crabtree Watershed Dam #13 was constructed in 1975 to dam Lead Mine Creek for flood control.  The building of the dam created Shelley Lake, which is now used for both flood control and recreation.

Contact Information:

1400 West Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27614

Phone: (919) 420-2331


There are two entrances to Shelley Lake - a parking lot below the dam on W Millbrook Road and a parking lot at the Sertoma Art Center.  Both entrances are along W Millbrook Road, between Creedmoor Road (NC-50) and Six Forks Road.


Shelley Lake


The Shelley Lake Trail goes around the lake and is about 2.3 miles.

External Links:

City of Raleigh website: https://www.raleighnc.gov/parks/content/ParksRec/Articles/Parks/ShelleyLake.html


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