Granville County is comprised of over 537 square miles of land and water, providing endless opportunity for recreation. We hope that you will take time to enjoy some of our amazing parks, fun events and 5 tranquil lakes.
Granville Athletic Park
4615 Belltown Rd Oxford NC 27565
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Open 7-days a week from dawn til dusk, the GAP offers endless opportunities for recreational activities. Situated on over 88 acres of rural farmland, the park offers plenty of space for everyone to enjoy a bit of the fresh country air. The GAP features over 3 miles of walking trails nestled throughout the pines, 4 tournament caliber baseball & softball fields, 2 full and 1 half adult regulation soccer fields, a splash park and children’s playground. The park also features meeting space, a large event shelter with retractable basketball goals and a gorgeous outdoor amphitheater for outdoor entertainment. Enjoy the convenience of the GAP’s easy access located just off I-85 in central North Carolina.
The Diamonds at Oxford Park
6048 Horner Siding Rd Oxford NC 27565
The Diamonds at Oxford Park are the perfect place for your next tournament, offering; 4 regulation size & lighted ball fields, multipurpose fields, concession and children’s playground area. Well-kept fields keep the teams coming back to Oxford Park, located right of I-85 and a just outside of downtown Oxford for your dining, accommodation and shopping needs.
Butner Athletic Park
1105 West B Street Butner, NC 27509
The newest addition to our county’s athletic facilities, Butner Athletic Park (BAP) offers 4 regulation sized ball fields, football field, large concession and meeting facility, playground and walking trails. Contact us today to host your weekend or weekday tournament, you’re going to want to play here!
6025 NC Hwy 96 Oxford, NC 27565
Offering pleasure horseback riding, horse training, breeding and boarding just outside of downtown Oxford NC. Riding lessons are available for all ages!
Central Avenue Gazebo Park
415 Central Ave Butner NC 27509
Located in downtown Butner, Gazebo Park offers a tranquil place to enjoy a picnic or your next event. Gazebo Park offers playground equipment for children as well as a tribute with its Memorial Statue to remember the men and women that have served in our countries military that may have trained at the original Camp Butner.
A great way to get exercise and take in the scenic beauty of each of our small towns. Visit Granville Greenways online to view different trails throughout the county and to keep up to date on the proposed new walkways that will be coming soon.
Grassy Creek Recreation Area at Kerr Lake
3169 Harry Davis Rd Bullock NC 2757
Operated by the US Army Corp of Engineers, Grassy Creek is a great place to put the boat in for a day on Kerr Lake. You can also enjoy a swim at the public beach access of enjoy wildlife from one of the large picnic shelters. The park also provides clean restrooms for your convenience.
Lake Devin Rd. Oxford NC 27565
Open to the public year round, daylight to dark, Lake Devin offers fishing, 2.5 miles of tranquil walking trails, kayaking, dock and boat ramp. Lake Devin is the perfect place for a family outing or relaxing afternoon. Call for information on fishing permit.
Lake Holt Rd. Butner NC 27509
Lake Holt offers great fishing opportunities, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boating. Stop by the marina snack shop for a bite to eat at the grill or grab you permit to launch your boat from the marina for the day. Not into fishing? Don’t worry there is a lake side deck with colorful rocking chairs calling your name. Looking for a place to hold your event? Call about reserved our large picnic shelter! Make sure not to miss the Annual 4th of July Fireworks held over beautiful Lake Holt and its surround farmland.
Lake Rogers Park
1711 Lake Rd (Hwy 56) Creedmoor NC
919.528.3332, option 1
Covering over 175 acres just northwest of downtown Creedmoor, Lake Rogers offers several picnic shelters, a playground area, boat rentals and light concessions for park goers. If you are into fishing, you can launch your boat rental or fish from the pier. Kids and families will enjoy a stroll in the paddle boat around the lake!
Oxford Recreation Complex
Corner of Hix & Spring St Oxford NC 27565
The city has provided many opportunities for play with the creation of the Hix and Spring Street complex. This park offers 2 lighted ball fields, football field, batting cage, gymnasium, fitness room, 2 lighted tennis courts, outdoor basketball court, children’s playground and shelter as well as a skate park! Fun for the whole family!
River Wind Farms Horse Complex
3119-A Tom Hunt Rd Oxford NC 27565
Full Service equestrian facility completed with indoor arena for year round riding, outdoor arena for shows and miles of well groomed trails throughout the serene farmland and along Tar River.
The Soldiers Memorial Sports Arena
416 24th St. Butner NC 27509
Built originally in 1942 as part of Camp Butner’s recreation facilities today the completely remolded facility is great place to accommodate basketball and volleyball tournaments as well as other events. Take a step back in time when you walk into this restored gymnasium and meeting hall. Call for more information on reserving today!
Town of Butner Game Land
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Are you an avid archery hunter? We have just the place for you, with over 750 acres of untouched natural woods abutting the Butner Falls Lake Game Land. Contact the Town of Butner or NC Wildlife Game Lands program for permit information.
Wilton Slopes on the Tar River Paddle Trail
3190 Highway 96 Oxford NC 27565
Wilton Slopes is a great place to park and hop on the Tar River with your kayak or canoe. This is the starting point for the Tar River Paddle Trail, spanning down into Franklin and Nash Counties to the coast. Wilton Slopes also offers hiking trails and picnic shelter with gravel lot for safe parking.