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San-Lee Park

San-Lee Park is a 177+ acre park, located at 572 Pumping Station Road, that offers hiking trails, a mountain bike trail, a Nature Center with a multipurpose room that is available for rent, playground, picnic facilities, campgrounds, and two stocked lakes for fishing. Paddle boat rentals are available seasonally. Inflatable bounce houses are not allowed at this facility.
919-776-6221


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SAN LEE PARK HOURS (PLEASE SEE BELOW)                                                                                          
  • November-March   Monday-Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm                                                       
  • April  Monday-Sunday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • May-August Monday-Sunday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • September Monday-Sunday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • October Monday-Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm

SAN-LEE PARK HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

  • New Year's Day -Monday, January 2,2023
  • Thanksgiving -Thursday & Friday, November 24th & 25th, 2022
  • Christmas -Friday, Monday & Tuesday  December 23rd, 26th  & 27th, 2022

SAN-LEE PARK RENTALS

Shelter
Has 12 picnic tables (seats 100+ people), 2 charcoal grills and a volleyball court. A volleyball kit is included in the rental fee. Water and electricity hook ups are available at the shelter.

San-Lee Park Shelter Fees
$35 per hour - 2 hour minimum
Additional $15 fee for non-county residents. 

Multi-Purpose Room
Is housed in the San-Lee Park Nature Center, located at 760 Pumping Station Road.  To access the Nature Center you will need to enter the drive just past the main San-Lee Park entrance drive.  The Multipurpose Room is ideal for team building workshops, wedding receptions, baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, business meetings, scout events, family reunions and gatherings.  The room accommodates up to 50 people.  There are 12 (6 feet long) tables, 3 (60 inch) round tables and 50 chairs.  A building supervisor opens the room, remains on site during the event and closes the room.


FeesSLP MPR1$150 (up
 to 4 hours) for County Residents
$25 additional fee per hour for over 4 hours$165 (up to 4 hours) for Non-County Residents
$25 additional fee per hour over 4  hours
When making a reservation, please include set up/clean up times.



Meadow
Is a large open outdoor space located across the meadow creek. This area is ideal for weddings, church services, and company picnic activities.
No chairs or tables at this site.

Fee 
$40/day for county residents
$55/day for non-county residents.

Amphitheatre
Is a small outdoor theatre with wooden benches. It is located next to the lake beside boat dock operations and has a great view!

It seats approximately 50 people. (Please keep in mind boat dock hours are 1-6pm Sat. & Sun.)

Fee
$25.00/day 

Tent Campgrounds
Campsite rentals must be made online or at the Parks & Recreation  72 hours in advance. Must be 18 years or older or accompanied by an adult. A driver’s license or similar identification is required for registration. There are 10 sites available on a first come, first serve basis. The park provides tent sites, tables, charcoal grills, water, and a shower house. Campsites are located in a private section of the park close to the lake. No night time activities allowed camper must stay at their campsite. Please check in at the nature center before 4pm and check out at 11am.

Program Dates:    April - October 
With the exception of weather and burning bans                                                                                                           

Fee
$15.00 per night                                                                    


NATURE TRAILS
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Approximately 4 miles of hiking trails offer a true nature experience at San-Lee Park. The trails wind along the two lakes and through the woods, offering great fishing spots, access to an array of wildflowers, and many great views. There is no cost. The Nature Trails are open year round during park operational hours at no cost. Map 1 & Map 2.













SCOUT PROJECTS
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Over the years, Boy & Girl Scout projects have provided San-Lee Park with many needed improvements. A new bridge for the meadow, amphitheater, and trails are examples of scout projects. There is also a new roof on the valve house located on the lake and renovation of the amphitheater at the paddle boat dock. Cost of building materials for projects is covered through donations and guidelines are regulated by the Boy & Girl Scouts of America. Build your future & make a lasting impression! Join the scouts to help your community! Program Dates Year Round










NATURE CENTER
 
See your wild neighbors up close and learn more about them. The Nature Center is located in San-Lee Park, it houses live native, non-releasable wildlife in the forms of mammals, reptiles, fish, and birds of prey. The address to the Nature Center is 760 Pumping Station Road.  Use the entrance above the main entrance into San-Lee Park.







INJURED/ORPHANED WILDLIFE
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Please do not drop animals off at the park. If you find an injured or orphaned wild animal you can go to www.ncwildlife.org, In the "At your service" box, select "Have a Problem?", click the tab "Injured/Orphaned Wildlife" and then select a county. Please do not drop off animals at the park. Please note that it is illegal to keep in your care any wildlife without the proper permit from the state government (and sometimes the federal government).














ROD, REEL, AND TACKLE LOANER PROGRAM
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Kids who don’t have parents who fish or money to buy equipment can check out a rod, reel and tackle to give “America’s #1 Sport” a try. Zebco 33 classic rods and reels will be provided for check out, along with a tackle box, tackle and a how-to-fish booklet. Parents must fill out a registration form then a checkout card will be issued.
Program Date:
All Year
Rental Date & Site:
San-Lee Park Office during office hours Check out rods & reels daily
Fee:
NO CHARGE
Adaptive fishing equipment is also available.



 

 

 

COMMUNITY FISHING PROGRAM
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The Lee County & North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission provides opportunities for urbanites, especially the young, elderly, and physically challenged, to enjoy the pleasures and benefits associated with the fishing experience. The fishing program is year round, during park hours and is available to all ages, male and female. Fishing piers and bank fishing are available. Lakes have been stocked with over 70,000 fish in the past 10 years. Fishing licenses are required by State Law through the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission,, or by calling 1-888-248-6834 or 919-707-0391. Licenses can be purchased, along with tackle and supplies, at several places in Lee County. (Wal-Mart, Jackson Brothers and Broadway Hardware).









BOAT RENTALS
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The park offers 8 paddleboats for rent. Life jackets are provided. A boat dock attendant will be on duty.
Dates:
May – October
1:00 – 6:00 pm weekends only
Rental Site:
Boat House at San Lee Park Attendant handles rentals & equipment
Age:
Children under 9 must be accompanied
Fees:
$3.00 per boat for ½ hour
(Additional $25 fee for non-county residents for rentals exceeding 1/2 hour)
Whether you want to fish, hike, picnic or just relax, you are assured a wonderful time at San-Lee Park!

TENT CAMPGROUND RENTALS

Tent Camping
Campsites are located in a private section of the park close to the lake. The park provides tent sites, tables, charcoal grills, water, and a shower house. 
Campsite rentals are available by reservation only and must be made 72 hours in advance.  Maximum consecutive  days 14.  A driver’s license is required at check in. Sites are available on a first come, first serve basis.  For additional information, please call 919-775-2107 Ext. 4201
Program Date:
April – October
Exceptions for weather & burning bans
Fee:
$15.00 per night
Register:
At the Parks & Recreation Office located at 2303 Tramway Road, Sanford or on line at prregister.leecountync.gov at least 72 hours in advance.
Must be 18 years or older or accompanied by an adult

















GEOCACHING
Geocaching is a relatively new game that is growing quickly in popularity. It can be compared to a high tech scavenger hunt, using “GPS” technology in order to find hidden treasures. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to spend time in the great outdoors with friends or family. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the Internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. The visitor should leave something for the cache if they take something. There are several cache sites located in Lee County, please contact San Lee Park to obtain a geocache placement application and the policies associated with the placement of a geocache site. Good luck and happy hunting.







MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS
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This trail measures approximately 12 miles long, and winds around the entire park's perimeter. It is perfect for moderate to difficult rider. Trail usage is during park hours. Please use designated parking area for Mountain Biking riders.
***Please be sure to be back at parking lot 15-30 minutes prior to park closing when using Nature and Mountain Bike Trails! Check park closing hours!***

   
FAQ:
Paddle Boating
  • Everyone must wear a lifejacket at all times while using boats.
  • All boats must stay within sight of the boathouse.
  • No ramming, bumping, or capsizing boats will be tolerated.
  • Stay away from shallow shore, board and depart boats at boatdock only.
  • No swimming.
  • No horseplay.
  • No drinks or snacks allowed per boat.
  • Only three persons allowed per boat.
  • No pets.
  • Stay away from concrete dam area, do not bump boats against dam.
  • Be careful.
  • Children under five years old and senior citizens may ride for free of charge.
  • Have fun!!!
  • Inform each passenger of above rules prior to departure in boats. Failure to abide by the above rules can result in loss of boast privileges and a short boat ride!
  • Thank you for your cooperation
Geocaching:
  • Parks & Recreation allows geocaching in the Lee County Parks & Recreation system under the following conditions: A Geocache Placement Permit must be completed and approved by the Director of Parks & Recreation or her/his designee prior to the placement of the cache.
  • Permits are renewable annually during the month of February.
  • Caches shall be placed not more than 50 feet off any designated trail.
  • Caches shall not be placed in campgrounds, playgrounds, picnic areas, in any body of water or any water structure.
  • Caches shall be clearly labeled as a geocache. Contact information should be listed on the outside of the cache as well as the name of the cache as listed on the www.geocaching.com Web site.
  • Caches are not to contain food, alcohol, drugs, or items that would be considered to be offensive, dangerous, or illegal.
  • When placing caches, no digging or disruptive disturbance of the grounds are allowed. No caches may be placed in environmentally sensitive areas.
  • Any caches not in compliance with this policy will be removed.
  • Lee County Parks & Recreation reserves the right to remove caches that cause any adverse impact on the park system.

Contact Me

Park Operations Manager Bill Shuey