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Union County, North Carolina

Cane Creek Park

Cane Creek Park

Camping Options

Family Camping Area
The family camping area contains 108 six-person campsites with easy access to Cane Creek Lake. All campsites have a fireplace/grill combo and picnic table. All sites also have water, electricity and a limited number have sewer hookups. Nearby, campers have access to bathroom and shower facilities and a small store that is stocked with basic necessities.

Wilderness Camping Area
This area is restricted to tents only and offers no water or electricity. Campers must park in the designated parking area and walk in a short distance to a campsite. Wilderness campsites can accommodate a maximum of six people with two tents. A bathhouse is within walking distance. The park has nine wilderness sites and they are available by reservation or on a first-come first-serve basis.

Group Camping Areas
The park offers small group sites (20 people/four tent max) and large group sites (30 people/six tent max). Group sites do not have water or electricity on-site. A bathhouse is located within walking distance.

Rustic Cabins
Our cabins can accommodate up to six people and come equipped with electricity, two sets of bunk beds, one double bed, a dorm-size refrigerator, a heating and cooling unit, an outdoor fire pit/grill and an outdoor picnic table with a bathhouse located within walking distance. Campers must provide their own linens. Smoking and cooking are prohibited inside the cabin. Pets are not allowed.

Annual Camp Sites
Annual sites are paved sites with water and sewer available. Separate electric meters allow the lessee to contact the local power company and have the account placed in his/her name. These sites are in high demand and may require interested parties to put their names on a waiting list.

Day Use Area

Cane Creek Park’s Day Use Area offers many activities sure to please any outdoor enthusiast.

For a modest fee, visitors can enjoy the following activities year round: fishing, boating, hiking, picnic areas, canoe and rowboat rentals, ball fields, playgrounds, disc golf, and mountain bike and horse trails. Fishing licenses can be purchased on-site.
* Call ahead to check trail conditions, Rangers may close trails during wet weather

During Cane Creek Park’s summer season (Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend) activities such as swimming, pedal boats, and miniature golf will be open. Swimming will be open Wednesday - Sunday from 11:00AM until 6:30PM. Weekday hours for beach access, pedal boats, and miniature golf only apply when Union County Public Schools recess for summer. These days and hours may vary throughout the season as lifeguard availability changes. Please call 704-283-3885 for days, hours of operation and activities available.

Shelters and picnic pads are available for rent for family reunions, birthday parties, corporate events, etc. See the fee schedule for options and pricing. If not reserved, these can be used on a first-come, first-served basis.

Festival Area/Picnic Area

For larger events, the park offers a festival area, equipped with water and electricity, and not to mention great views of the lake. Contact David Paschal, Park Operations Manager, at 704-283-3885 for more information.

  • Amphitheater

    Amphitheater

    Reserve at Operation Center for Group Events

  • Arcade

    Arcade

    Located in Family Camping Area
    For Registered Campers Only

  • Bathhouse

    Bathhouse

  • Beach

    Beach

    Purchase tickets at Miniature Golf Stand or Operations Center

  • Cabins

    Cabins

    2 Sets of Bunk Beds, 1 Double Bed, Small Refrigerator, Heating/Cooling Unit, Fire Ring/Grill, and Picnic Table

  • Canoes

    Canoes

    Holds up to 3 People-No more than 600 lbs.
    Must be 18 or older to rent
    Rent at Operations Center

  • Canopy

    Canopy

    Reserve at Operations Center
    Picnic Tables and Grill

  • Climbing Wall

    Climbing Wall

    Parking Lot 4

  • Day Use Area Boat Ramp

    Day Use Area Boat Ramp

    Parking Lot 5

  • Family Camping Area Boat Ramp

    Family Camping Area Boat Ramp

    For Registered Campers Only

  • Family Camping Area Sites

    Family Camping Area Sites

    16 Water. Electric, and Sewer Sites
    64 Water and Electric Sites
    20, 30, and 50 Amp
    Picnic Table and Fire Ring/Grill

  • Game Court

    Game Court

    Rent or Reserve Equipment at Miniature Golf Stand or Operations Center

  • Group Camping Area

    Group Camping Area

    11 Group Camp Sites
    Picnic Table, Fire Ring/Grill, No Water or Electric

  • Horse Camping Sites

    Horse Camping Sites

    5 sites with Picnic Table and Fire Ring/Grill

  • Horse Shoe Pit

    Horse Shoe Pit

    Rent or Reserve Equipment at Miniature Golf Stand or Operations Center

  • Miniature Golf

    Miniature Golf

    Purchase Tickets at the Miniature Golf Stand or Operations Center

  • Camp Store

    Camp Store

    Open Friday- Sunday and Holidays
    Memorial Day - Labor Day

  • Operations Center

    Operations Center

    Pay Entrance, Boat Access, Fishing,Ticket Purchase, Licenses, Concessions, Boat Rentals, Equipment Rentals, and Reservations

  • Pedal Boats

    Pedal Boats

    Holds up to 4 people-No more than 935 lbs
    Must be 13 or Older to Ride Without an Adult
    Purchase Tickets at Miniature Golf Stand or Operations Center

  • Picnic Pads

    Picnic Pads

    Reserve at Operations Center
    Picnic Table and Grill

  • Playgrounds

    Playgrounds

    Open to Ages 2-12

  • Pontoon Boat Rides

    Pontoon Boat Rides

    By Reservation Only

  • Miniature Golf Stand

    Miniature Golf Stand

    Rent Equipment and Purchase Beach, Pedal Boat, and Miniature Golf Tickets

  • Rowboats

    Rowboats

    Holds up to 3 People-No more than 385 lbs
    Must be 18 or Older to Rent
    Rent at Operations Center

  • Shelters

    Shelters

    Reserve at Operations Center
    Picnic Tables and Grill

  • Snack Bar

    Snack Bar

    Food, Drinks, Concessions, Ice, etc.

  • Soccer Field

    Soccer Field

    Located at Parking Lot 4

  • Softball Field

    Softball Field

    Located at Parking Lot 4

  • Volleyball Court

    Volleyball Court

    Rent or Reserve Equipment at Miniature Golf Stand or Operations Center

  • Wilderness Sites

    Wilderness Sites

    9 Wilderness Sites
    Picnic Table and Fire Ring/Grill
    No Water or Electric

  • Workout Station

    Workout Station

    Located at Parking Lot 4

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Contact Information

Cane Creek Park
5213 Harkey Rd.
Waxhaw, NC 28173

Email: parkreservations@unioncountync.gov
Phone: 704-283-3885

About Cane Creek Park

Cane Creek Park is a family-oriented, water-based recreation space that encompasses 1,050 acres of land surrounding a 350-acre lake. The park provides a natural and scenic environment for a variety of outdoor activities and peaceful relaxation year-round. The lake is home to some of the best largemouth bass fishing in the state as well as bluegill, crappie and catfish.

Office hours: 8:30am-4:30pm