The Umstead Coalition
Dedicated to the appreciation, use, and preservation of the William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek natural area

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2014 Photo Contest

Thanks for all who submitted their inspiring photos of William B. Umstead State Park. Decisions were extremely tough for our judges (Larry Earley, Anne Conley, and Gene Furr)

The winning photos are on display at the Park Visitor Center.  They can also on our web site at: 
2014 Photo Contest
Also, the 2015 Photo Calendars featuring the winning photos can be purchased at the Park Visitor Center for $10.
2015 Photo Calendar

2015 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Early Bird discount pricing through SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015 !!

4-mile race results for the 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 Run/Walk are posted:

Umstead 4-mile race results


Come enjoy a great day on Park Trails, listen to great music, and enjoy childrens' activities. Thanks to Triangle Off Road Cylists (TORC) for the Tour de TORC guided bike rides and Carolina Godiva Track Club for race timing!!

More information:  Walk_Run_Bike for Umstead

Thanks to all for supporting William B. Umstead State Park. 

The Umstead Coalition would like to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Walton and his family who have allowed us to hold this event in his private meadow for 20 years! Dr. Walton passed away on April 3, 2012. We will miss him dearly.


Upcoming events and Service Projects

03/29/2015 6:00 AM • 6000 Reedy Creek Rd, private pasture
04/18/2015 8:00 AM (EDT) • 6000 Reedy Creek Rd, private pasture

2014 Commemorative T-shirt Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of William B. Umstead State Park. The shirt features a cross-section and leaves of a beech tree.  We selected the beech tree to highlight our Piedmont Beech National Landmark site within our Park. The ladies style has a V-neck.                                

Stories in Stone by Tom Weber

Available at:

William B. Umstead State Park Visitor Center, off US 70 (donation of $20 to The Umstead Coalition)

Great Outdoor Provision Company:Cameron Village, Raleigh, NC and 1800 East Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC

Quail Ridge Books & Music, Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC

REI:: North Hills, Raleigh, NC

The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC

McIntyre's Books, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC (hard back only)

Flyleaf Books 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC (sold by The Umstead Coalition)

The Umstead Coalition is dedicated to the appreciation, use, and preservation of the William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Natural Area.

The Umstead Coalition, PO Box 10654, Raleigh, NC  27605 (919) 852-2268     e-mail us at   info{@}
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