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4 Best Lakes in the Raleigh Area and What They Offer

May 16, 2017

Summertime is quickly approaching in the Triangle, which means Raleigh citizens are preparing for many days in the sun and on the water. One of the most frequent questions we are asked at Motor Boatin' is ‘what lakes are near Raleigh and what are the advantages of each one?’Fishing Boat Rental at Falls Lake in North Carolina There are so many lakes in Wake County and Durham county. So, we decided to give a quick breakdown of our favorite spots and highlight a few perks for each location. 4 of our top lake spots surrounding Raleigh are:
  • Falls Lake: Falls Lake is definitely our favorite spot in the Triangle, Falls Lake is a popular spot for our Raleigh natives who love to be outdoors. There are numerous spots to enjoy, such as Sandling Beach off Creedmoor Road in Wake Forest, as well as Beaverdam and Rolling View access areas where there are plenty of trails for hiking and mountain biking. We service Falls Lake, so take advantage of our boat rentals, including jet skis, fishing boats, and pontoon boats, to enjoy the water this summer!
  • Lake Johnson: Lake Johnson is located on Avent Ferry Road close to NC State’s campus. This park has a lot to offer with over 300 acres and 3 miles of paved greenway trails. They have canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats available for rent, and there is fishing permitted on the boardwalk or on the boats in the lake.
  • Shelley Lake Park: This 144-acre park off West Millbrook Road has 2 miles of paved, scenic greenway trails that surround the entire lake. They also house the Sertoma Arts Center where classes are offered for painting, pottery, and more! Great place for a day trip with the family, since they also have two playgrounds and a basketball court.
  • Jordan Lake Recreation Area: Just outside of Raleigh in Apex, this park is perfect for hiking with over 14 miles of trails and even sighting a bald eagle! They also have lots of camp sites lining the shores that are perfect for a weekend getaway. Plenty of open water for boating and fishing too!
While Motor Boatin' is located on Falls Lake in Raleigh, we can service all of the local lakes. That means you can pick up a boat or jet ski for the day or we can deliver them to you. We’re excited for the warmer months and all the activities that come with them! The fishing spots are lively, and the water is just right for a day of boating. Contact us at Motor Boatin' to see all the options we have for rentals this summer!