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At a Glance

Despite the funny name, we promise you Goat Island Park in Cramerton, NC is in fact a lot of fun!  Opened in summer of 2012 the park offers lots of cool activities and entertainment for all ages.

The natural, treehouse-style playground is sure to entertain the young kiddos – especially those bored by traditional playground equipment.  Pack ping-pong paddles, balls and beanbags for the older kids.  Goat Island Park features permanent, concrete game tables for table tennis and cornhole.  Other attractions include a disc golf course and canoe & kayak launches into the river.

Pack a picnic or plan for a BBQ.  The entire family is sure to enjoy Goat Island Park.

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30 acres


Canoe and Kayak launch. 18 hole Disc Golf course. A Treehouse Playground. Covered Shelters, Benches and Bathrooms. Dog Park. Walking Trails. Fitness Station. Cornhole and Ping-pong tables.

Surrounding Neighborhoods

Cramer Mountain Country Club, Villages at Cramerton Mills, Belmont NC


Downtown Cramerton, NC on the South Fork of the Catawba River. Parking available at Cramerton Town Center or at a dedicated parking lot inside the Lakewood neighborhood at 305 Greenwood Place, Belmont NC.

City/Zip Code: Cramerton NC, 28032

Around the Park

Goat Island received its unusual name from textile engineer Stuart Cramer who facilitated the exponential growth of the town and for whom the town was named. As early as 1910 Cramer released goats on the small island to control vegetation.

Goat Island Park can be enjoyed by all family members – 2 legged and 4 legged.  The dedicated dog park is one of few in the area.  The park and walking trails are also ADA friendly.

Goat Island Park is wooded with mature hardwoods, vegetation and wetlands. Throughout the development of the island, special measures were taken to preserve these natural elements.

Need a break from the fun?  Walk the bridge to downtown Cramerton and visit Floyd & Blackie’s Coffee and Ice Cream.

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