Conservation: To protect North Carolina’s natural diversity through careful selection and stewardship of state parks system lands;
Recreation: To provide and promote outdoor recreation opportunities in the state parks system and throughout the state; and
Education: To encourage appreciation of North Carolina’s natural and cultural heritage through diverse educational opportunities;
for all citizens of and visitors to the State of North Carolina.
North Carolina state parks offer residents and visitors alike countless unique parks, lakes, rivers and trails located through our beautiful state from its highest peaks to its pristine shorelines.