Singletary Lake State Park

Singletary Lake State Park, Kelly: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Singletary Lake State Park Reviews: 4/5

Singletary Lake State Park
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6707 Nc-53, Kelly, NC 28448-8603

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jmpncsu
Raleigh, NC4,328 contributions
Nice Park Now Open to General Public
Feb 2020
We visited Singletary Lake for a hike with our dog for the state parks passport. Unlike most parks, this one is primarily for organized groups with two group camps. Until recently, it was only open to such groups but is now open to the general public. Singletary Lake is one of several Carolina Bay lakes in the region. A one mile loop leads to the pier and through the forest. It's a pretty little park and glad it's now open to the public.
Written February 5, 2020
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Vermont
1 contribution
Quiet peacful
Sep 2019
We made a reservation and pulled right in to a pretty spot. Lovely state park. Great walking trails!
Written November 21, 2019
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TeaK
6 contributions
School Trip
May 2019 • Family
I take my 3rd graders and their families camping every year overnight. This was an amazing experience for them in cabin camping. We stayed at camp Ipecac. They swam in the lake- beautiful lake bottom, did some fishing, hiking, and volleyball.
We will definitely try to come back!
Written May 15, 2019
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Seraphita2013
Garner, NC338 contributions
Only for non-profit group organizations to camp
Jun 2018 • Family
I was very bummed when we stopped by this state park. First the sign says you have to have group camping permit to get past gate. There's no other info for the public really. We tried to call and the phone line was acting up. Well we went in only to discover no campers for this weekend. The swimming is jumping or using a tiny wooden ladder to get into the lake. No beach access at all. I feel like the state park could really turn this area around and create beach access for the public to use. Possible near the road so they can still provide group camping to organizations. Another family was also confused and went inside park. It's really a waste of resources as it is.
Written June 23, 2018
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D2958ZXgarym
King, United States848 contributions
Quiet state park centered on North Carolina's mysterious bay lakes!
Oct 2017 • Solo
Singletary Lake in Bladen County provides visitors with a variety of outdoor activities, especially during the summer months. Singletary Lake, named for early resident and landowner Richard Singletary, could just as well be named Solitary Lake during the colder months. Off-season visitors will likely find themselves alone with nature at this secluded spot. During the summer, however, the park buzzes with activity. Catering to clubs and organizations, the park provides two group camps to non-profit organizations. Both camps include a mess hall and bathhouse. Activities include swimming, boating, fishing, and two easy hiking trails. The park includes 649 acres of land and the 572-acre natural lake. Singletary Lake State Park had its origins in the mid-to-late 1930s, when, at the height of the Great Depression, the federal government purchased submarginal farm lands and converted it to recreational use. It is appropriate, therefore, that the park features a life-sized statue of a Civilian Conservation Corps workman, honoring the efforts of the 3.5 million young men who served in the CCC from 1933-1942. Singletary Lake is open 8-5 daily year-round, except Christmas Day. Admission is free.

Singletary Lake is one of seven of North Carolina’s bay lakes – called such because of the loblolly, sweet, and swamp bay trees commonly associated with them – located in Bladen County, and an age-old mystery is connected to the origin of them. Exactly what geological event formed these Carolina Bays? Several diverse theories have emerged, and all have their advocates. Some think the lakes were formed by meteors; others argue artesian springs; still others advance sink holes, prehistoric spawning grounds, or an “oriented lakes” theory as probable origins. Just as there is disagreement as to how the lakes were formed, there is equally uncertainty as to the age of the lakes, as well. Some believe they date back 250,000 years, others think they were formed as recently as 10,000 years ago.
Written March 15, 2018
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TheBogotano
Lumberton, NC228 contributions
Hidden gem near White Lake
Nov 2017 • Solo
I was not aware of this park until I went to the nc.gov website. This would be a great place for a large church group or youth organization to rent out. Lot of spaces, cabins, and trails for exploring.
Written December 26, 2017
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meggie0214
Gastonia, North Carolina446 contributions
Exploring NC State Parks
Sep 2017 • Solo
As I am exploring all the State Parks in NC , this was on my way. Found a gem for large groups to reserve two very pretty sites, with cabins, short walking trails, and a lovely long pier that goes way out into the lake, for swimming.
Grounds were nicely kept and believe this would be a fun place to reserve.
Not sure of availability, or size of groups, maybe 50 plus. See if it is what you are looking for
Also, very interesting signage explaining the possible origins of the lake
If you are in the area, good place to stretch your legs and learn more about our beautiful NC Parks
Written September 29, 2017
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James G
Summerfield NC701 contributions
Nice Pier At The Lake
May 2017 • Couples
This is a nice campground with lots to do. The lake is great paddling around and there are lots of trails for hiking. Kinda dead today but it will be bumping in a few weeks.
Written May 1, 2017
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