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Rankin Lake Park, Gastonia

#44 of 81 in Wildlife in North Carolina
Wildlife Area Nature / Park
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  • I visit this lake whenever I am near Gastonia area with my 6 year old. The lake is circumscribed by a nice paved trail which is very popular across runners and casual strollers. The area also has nice...  more »
  • This is a very nice park with picnic area and clean restrooms. The trail is about 1.5 miles around the lake. This park has been recently updated. It's well worth the drive just off 321 in Gastonia. Be...  more »
  • We had a wounderful time enjoyed everything the water view was amazing the pier and peddle boats were great for a fee$$  more »
  • Good place to go and walk around the lake. Good for young kids. Have a nice little play area. Can rent boats and paddle boats and even Fish. Can also reserve places to have a party and cook out. Has frisbee golf and they just know put in corn hole boards.
  • Wow! What great improvements Gaston County has made to this park! It is so beautiful! There is a family of bald eagles on the far side of the lake. Great place to walk, ride your bike, picnic or just sit and relax.
  • Took pics there for my daughter's prom. This park has come a long way from back in the days! No more prostitution going on here
  • This has been a local favorite for years. They have a place for gatherings here and picnicking as well. A place to walk around and frisbee golf.
  • Kids playground, Tons of picnic areas, grills, a beautiful lake and creek with docks and bridges, disc golf, nature trails, multiple clean restrooms, and lots of room to just relax and read a book from their 2 take a book leave a book centers.. or have a picnic!

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