Blue Jay Point County Park

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Blue Jay Point County Park

Located on the shores of Falls Lake in northern Wake County, the 236-acre park’s mission of environmental education is accomplished through exhibits, demonstration areas and educational programming. The park also offers picnicking, hiking trails, play fields and a playground. Free admission. Hours: Daily, 8am-sunset.


Blue Jay Point is a peninsula, bordered on three sides by Raleigh's primary drinking water supply, Falls Lake. The lake is a reservoir managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Park boundaries are marked by orange blazes on trees and with signs. All local, state and federal laws apply while inside the park. The park officially opened its gates to the public on January 1, 1992.

Blue Jay Point offers numerous opportunities for children, families and adults at our park. We have many facilities available: a playground, open play fields, picnic areas, trails, gardens and an environmental education center with exhibits. The trails and gardens are great places to use to give your child a "Green Hour" a day. A "Green Hour" is a bit of time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world. Learn more about how to get your child outdoors with the National Wildlife Federation's Green Hour program.


  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Picnic
  • Environmental Education
  • Play areas
  • Educational Exhibits
  • Open Play Area
  • Educational Gardens
3200 Pleasant Union Church Road
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