The Roanoke Rapids Lake Day Use Park

Roanoke Rapids Day Lake ParkDominion Resources as a part of its Roanoke Rapids Lake Hydro-Power license has developed an outstanding 17 acre lake front recreation area at the western end of the Roanoke Canal Trail.  This beautiful facility provides 100 persons lake and 40 persons lake front picnic shelters, a modular playground unit, sand volley ball, a swimming beach, a nine whole Frisbee golf course, horseshoes, fishing pier, and a beautiful wooded ½ mile nature and fitness loop trail with excellent views of Roanoke Rapids Lake.  The City of Roanoke Rapids is a partner in the project and has provided grant resources that helped to construct the facility. 

The area is a great place to start a hike on the Canal Trail, fish, have a picnic or just relax and view a beautiful lake.  Bald Eagles, ducks, osprey, deer, and even sea gulls have been seen in this area. The more adventurous can choose to start at the lake and hike or bike the 7+ miles to the beautiful River Falls Park in Weldon. Along the way they can see the old power bulkhead, Canal Museum, Aqueduct, and other historic and natural “jewels” along the way.

 

The Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail Sponsors

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