Lake Crabtree Historic and Natural Significance

lake crabtree homesite

At Lake Crabtree you can find the remains of a 19th-century tenant farm. You can see the ruins of a tenant house, a stone-lined well and a tobacco ordering pit. The home site can be accessed from our Open Play area by following Connector Trail B.

Learn about the history of Piedmont North Carolina farms with the Lake Crabtree Home Site Tour. The tour spotlights several important features and remains that showcase the history of a tobacco farm that once stood on the park's trails.

Discover Nature at Wake County Parks and Preserves

NRID - Natural Resources Inventory Database

Want to explore the wildlife and plants seen at our Wake County Parks and Preserves from home? Check out the Wake County Natural Resources Inventory Database! Anyone can use it – whether you're a birdwatcher, teacher, student, citizen scientist or just curious about nature. Explore data and photos, print checklists, or discover fun nature facts here

Old Beech Nature Trail

This short loop provides a self-guided environmental education experience. Learn about habitat features as you travel from a young mixed forest to an older bottomland forest. A brochure is available at the trailhead kiosk.