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It's Time to Walk

The walk around the lake has always a great experience for me. I love the cleanliness of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Morning exercise on a business trip

Walked around the lake for exercise, Memorial Day morning. Plenty of people around so I felt... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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1750 Rankin Lake Rd, Gastonia, NC 28052-1858
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk around the lake has always a great experience for me. I love the cleanliness of the walkway and I like looking at the water creatures.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank travelinggoose65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked around the lake for exercise, Memorial Day morning. Plenty of people around so I felt completely safe. The gun range DOES make a racket.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank PattyHNashville_TN
Reviewed May 2, 2019

Rankin Lake park has a lot to offer if you need space, nature and recreation. The first option at the park are the picnic areas. The park has several covered picnic shelters, a few are right near the lake, others are in the wooded areas...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MDT2001
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

As a lifelong resident of Gaston county. I must say that the redesign of the kids park at Rankin lake is a success. I have 5 children and I took 3 of my nephews and they played untill they were sleepy. The zip line is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank torengordon
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Great place. We had a children's Sunday School party there and a family get-together last summer. When the kids by enjoy, it's a great great place. Clean shelters are a big plus

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brian T
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Took our kids for a walk around the pond. Nice to have a pinic with the kids. Kids loved the ducks that were swimming.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mommyof007
Reviewed March 7, 2019

nice walking path around the lake - sorta weird its next to a gun range.. When the range is active - it takes away from the ambience of the lake

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019

We love going to Rankin lake just to sit by the water and relax. There are plenty of people walking arond the water, fishing and having picnics. You don't see that alot anymore. I love the serene atmosphere!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kbodean61
Reviewed February 13, 2019

We took our son here for some kayaking and fishing. While he was less impressed with the kayaking, he enjoyed the creepy crawlers hunting. The park is well maintained and those in the Rentals booth were friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend bringing sunscreen because out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank margol466
Reviewed December 18, 2018

I love going to this park in the mornings to ride my motorized scooter around the 1.5 miles lake (I'm disabled). VERY relaxing and peaceful. The path is paved, flat, very easy to navigate, wide enough for people to pass, and very picturesque. The park...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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April 4, 2018|
Response from LKNCHOWHOUND | Reviewed this property |
Such a beautiful day, I did not think to take any.
Nicole W
January 6, 2018|
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Response from Strowd1 | Reviewed this property |
No. Picnic areas only. Crowders Mtn. State Park with hike in sites or Kings Mtn State Park with drive up sites are about 20 - 30 minutes away.
May 28, 2017|
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Response from marlaPB | Reviewed this property |
They call it a clubhouse but used for receptions, church groupsetc