Rankin Lake Park
Rankin Lake Park
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4.5 of 5 bubbles116 reviews
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Travel G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Beautiful park in a trashy city. This place doesn't make up for the nasty city with zero to do. To much traffic and roads are horrible.
Written 12 April 2024
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Hazel S
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The gunfire is invasive, loud, and completely detracts from the serenity of the lake. Wish there could be a way to shut the ranges down or limit their hours.
Written 23 September 2021
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Trish A
Gastonia, NC4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
The gun fire is disturbing! My lab was very upset by it and so was I. Also, I picked up a straw and another piece of plastic on my run. Is it possible to BAN single use plastics in parks and especially where there are bodies of water and wildlife?
Written 9 April 2021
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npotter2017
Charlotte, NC136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
As mentioned by some of the other reviewers, this park is located very near to at least one, perhaps two, firing ranges. The sound of gunfire is loud and distracting and is the only reason I didn't give this park 5 stars. On the far side of the park the gunfire is so loud that you want to duck and run. Besides the strange gunfire, the park is gorgeous with lots to offer including boat rentals, fishing, large shelters and wonderful trails. Although you will want to just sit and stare at the water all day, don't - instead look for wildflowers and native plants and butterflies lining the water's edge including Joe Pye Weed, Muscadine grapes, Golden Rod, and various asters. Take the trail off to the left of the bathrooms to enter a bamboo forest and access other trails. The park is located directly behind Wendy's - follow the road right next to Wendy's until you see the park parking lot.
Written 14 September 2020
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Tony M
Gastonia, NC23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This place is great. They've revamped and renovated it in the last few years. You can run or walk around the lake, about 1.5miles. They also have boat and peddle boat rentals as well as kayaks. There are family picnic shelter too for large gatherings and fishing piers as well. This is a great place.
Written 5 November 2019
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Gee1227201230
Arlington, VA69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is a beautiful lake and the fishing is wonderful and relaxing. they have several walking paths with very nice nature that you would love. They have several areas too meet and greet under a covering also.
Written 26 October 2019
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Pam M
Swaffham, UK67 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I am travelling with my son who is autistic. Although other reviews mentioned the noise from the range I didn't appreciate it was so close. My son could not cope with the noise and we had to leave soon after arriving. The noise is intrusive.
Written 28 September 2019
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Tammy W
Gastonia, North Carolina3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Great place for our family reunion. Lots of things to do there or just to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Written 3 September 2019
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Goose
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
The walk around the lake has always a great experience for me. I love the cleanliness of the walkway and I like looking at the water creatures.
Written 7 June 2019
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PattyHNashville_TN
NASHVILLE154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
Walked around the lake for exercise, Memorial Day morning. Plenty of people around so I felt completely safe. The gun range DOES make a racket.
Written 30 May 2019
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