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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 are no longer available for rent. Inflatable bounce houses are not allowed at this facility.
Phone: 919-776-6221

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

  • Thanksgiving -Thursday & Friday, November 28th & 29th, 2024
  • Christmas - Tuesday,  Wednesday & Thursday December 24rd - 26th, 2024
  • New Year's  - Wednesday  January 2,2025


Paddle Boats are no longer available for rent.

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.

$200 (up
to 4 hours) for County Residents
$35 additional fee per hour for over 4 hours
$215 (up to 4 hours) for Non-County Residents
$35 additional fee per hour over 4  hours
When making a reservation, please include set up/clean up times.

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.

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

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.)


Tent Campgrounds
Campsite rentals must be made online or at the Parks & Recreation Office located at 2303 Tramway Road, Sanford NC 27332 at least 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 and Check in. There are 10 sites available, the park provides tent sites (one tent per site), tables, charcoal grills, water, and a shower house. Campsites are located in a private section of the park close to the lake. No nighttime activities allowed campers must stay at their campsite. Please check in at the nature center before 4pm and check out at 11am. This facility must be rented at least 3 business in advance. 

Program Dates:    April - October  with the exception of weather and burn bans.
Campsite layout.                                                             CampSite Map_2024 (002) - Copy                                                                                 

We Do Not Accept American Express
$15.00 per night                                                                    


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.

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.


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).


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
Adaptive fishing equipment is also available.


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).


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!***

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.



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