Travel north along I-85 from Durham and you’ll discover the small town of Butner, a rural community surrounded by lakes. Roger’s Lake is to the east, Lake Butner to the north, Lake Michie to the northwest, Little River Lake to the west, and the popular Lake Falls is to the south and southwest.
Lake Falls is surrounded by Falls Lake State Recreation Area, a great location for hiking, camping, and picnicking. The vast Lake Falls is popular for boating, sailing, jet-skiing, swimming, and fishing. Lake Holt is located in Butner and is a beautiful spot to relax. Bring a picnic and admire the cascade of trees over the hills to the lake’s edge.
This little farming town was a training camp named Camp Butner during WWII. After the war the town began to grow, and today the easy commute along I-85 to the Raleigh-Durham area makes it a popular place to live. Within minutes, you can be at Duke University, North Carolina State University, Research Triangle Park, any number of historic sites, and a variety of restaurants and shopping areas.
Come visit Butner and enjoy the beauty of the green, open spaces and picturesque lakes.