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Rankin Lake Park

1750 Rankin Lake Rd, Gastonia, NC 28052-1858
+1 704-866-6839
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Dirty bathrooms

The bathrooms here are always nasty. Also there is trash on the field. Last Sunday I was there and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aprilbridgeman
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Gastonia, North Carolina
via mobile
Rankin Lake Park

Went in the early evening and enjoyed a much needed walk around the lake. It is paved 1 and 1/2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rctraveler2018
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Gastonia, North Carolina
via mobile
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“disc golf” (9 reviews)
“paddle boats” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
1750 Rankin Lake Rd, Gastonia, NC 28052-1858
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+1 704-866-6839
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"disc golf"
in 9 reviews
"paddle boats"
in 8 reviews
"picnic shelters"
in 6 reviews
"firing range"
in 3 reviews
"nice walking"
in 3 reviews
"lunch break"
in 2 reviews
"get togethers"
in 2 reviews
"pretty scenery"
in 2 reviews
"clean restrooms"
in 2 reviews
"run down"
in 2 reviews
"great place to picnic"
in 2 reviews
"dogs are allowed"
in 2 reviews
"water supply"
in 2 reviews
"corn hole"
in 2 reviews
"paved walking trail"
in 2 reviews
"down the road"
in 2 reviews
"fishing"
in 21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bathrooms here are always nasty. Also there is trash on the field. Last Sunday I was there and I see boys go off the path, on my next lap I seen them smoking pot. Where are the parents these days?

Thank Aprilbridgeman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in the early evening and enjoyed a much needed walk around the lake. It is paved 1 and 1/2 miles long with benches and a dock to stop and enjoy. Very pretty park with tables and picnic shelter. I would recommend this park for...More

Thank rctraveler2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will be wowed by this spectacular city park whether you bring your family for the day or make it a stretch break just off Interstate 85 at Hwy 321. A pristine 82 acre lake greets you for paddle boating, canoeing (rentals provided) and fishing....More

Thank Jstultz47
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

See attached pictures below, Rankin Park open is open dusk to dawn, Park office closes one hour prior. no alcohol permitted , no skateboards permitted, no scooters. There is a 1.5 mile walking, jogging or bike path around the lake. Dogs are allowed on a...More

Thank T5852AG-Dennis
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

It's a wonderful place for group or solo exercise. Enjoy the serenity of nature and the beautiful lake.

Thank Kathynel H
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Very nice walking trails with views of Rankin Lake. Pavilions, clean restrooms and parking. A must if you haven't seen, it's close to Gaston college.

Thank P4427OTmichaelm
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I go here to relax or to photograph and I am never disappointed. Beautiful place, quiet and places to walk. I go here often when I need to leave the world behind and enjoy the day!

Thank richardtB9093VI
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The lake is very nice to walk around. I go on my lunch break usually to take a stroll. It’s usually kept clean and not a lot of noise out there but on the weekends there’s to many people to enjoy a leisure walk.

Thank agemes32
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

I really didn't know what to expect because I've read about a firing range being behind the park. But while we were there I didn't hear a thing. I don't even know if the firing range is still there?? Our 1.5 mile paved walk around...More

Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Great place for walking and enjoying nature. Love it! The lake is surrounded by the walking trail. Great pavilions for a picnic with family and friends

Thank 34marlab
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Marlena G
5 April 2018|
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Response from LKNCHOWHOUND | Reviewed this property |
Such a beautiful day, I did not think to take any.
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Nicole W
7 January 2018|
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Response from Strowd1 | Reviewed this property |
No. Picnic areas only. Crowders Mtn. State Park with hike in sites or Kings Mtn State Park with drive up sites are about 20 - 30 minutes away.
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farrarkaren
29 May 2017|
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Response from 34marlab | Reviewed this property |
They call it a clubhouse but used for receptions, church groupsetc
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