The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!
Enter our 2021 Photography and/or Illustration Contests
Run, Walk, or Bike 4-mile and/or 11-mile Routes between now and April 22. Plant and T-shirt Sale April 21 and 22
Submit your comments requesting DEQ deny the Wake Stone mining permit.

Earth Day ! Pollinator & Native Plant Sale

April 22, 3-7pm

Cary Entrance, Reedy Creek Parking Lot


Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead 2021

April 3-22, 2021

4 & 11 mile routes


Help us reinstate the sunset clause

Ask Governor Cooper to protect our State Park and public lands from a proposed new 400-foot deep rock mine on the Odd Fellows Tract. Ask the Governor to:

  • Restore the promised Sunset Clause at the existing rock quarry on the south side of Crabtree Creek and end the noise, dust, water pollution and truck conflicts at our popular Park entrance off Harrison Avenue by 2031. Restore the Sunset Clause, prevent new quarry.

  • Perform a full Environmental Assessment per the NC State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) for the proposed new quarry pit on the north (other side of Crabtree Creek)

Submit your comments now>>

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Membership drive

100% of your donations go directly to help Umstead State Park and are tax deductible. Join/renew now.>>


We now have an online store! Shop for Umstead State Park items now. Shop now>>

Umstead inspirations

Read Ranger Billy's blog to learn fun and little-known stories about our favorite park. Read now>>

The Umstead Coalition

We are dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Corridor.


The Umstead Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.