LIVE Music on the Visitor Center’s covered decks to promote 100 years of State Parks and Independence Day! A variety of live instrumental groups will play continuously from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm. Grab your family and friends and pack a picnic lunch and enjoy and afternoon of relaxing, enjoying the view and LIVE MUSIC. This event is Proudly Sponsored by The Friends of Gorges State Park (F.O.G) and is free for everyone!
Come celebrate 100 years of NC State Parks at Satterwhite Point with beach music, food vendors, ranger programs and activities for children.
2 mile footrace on Jockey's Ridge at 8:30 am and .25 mile Fun Run at 9:00 am, with award ceremony and light refreshments immediately following. Packet pickup on 7/3/2016 from 4-7 pm or on race morning from 7:30-8:00 am.
Exactly 100 years ago the first American flag was raised on Chimney Rock and the park was dedicated by Lucius B. Morse on July 04, 1916.
Starting at 7:30 am, enter the park early to catch a special ceremony as the North Carolina state flag joins Old Glory, on its centennial birthday here at Chimney Rock State Park.
Admission fees will be waived for the first 100 cars during this early opening, from 7:30 until 8:30 am.
This special is limited to the first 100 cars to enter the park, no buses or RVs allowed for early entry.
All others will need to pay regular admission fees.
The flag dedication will begin at 8:30 am.
Come celebrate 100 s’more years of North Carolina State Parks at Chimney Rock State Park. After a day full of ceremonies and historic hikes join us for a campfire, free s’mores, ghost stories, and a toast to the next 100 years! Park at the Old Rock Café.
Admission is free for this program.
State Parks turns 100! To celebrate, Haw River State Park will be hosting a Birthday Festival on Saturday, July 9 which is near to the park's own birthday of July 6th. In honor of both birthdays our Haw River Friends will be hosting live music, food trucks and park tours. Entertainment for the whole family will include face painting, a bounce house, water slide, dunking booth, hiking trails and board walk tours. Live animals courtesy of the Greensboro Parks & Recreation EcoBus. Smokey Bear courtesy of the North Carolina Forest Service. The pool will also be open, so don't forget your bathing suit. For more information contact the park office at 336-342-6163.
Come out and celebrate North Carolina State Park’s Centennial Year by making s’mores with the park ranger. A short history of state parks will be given, and then the s’mores will be made, hoping for one hundred S’more years of state parks! The program will be held at the picnic area. S’more ingredients will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Bring your own water to wash it all down.
Celebrate 100 years of State Parks with a Guided Canoe Trip. Come and canoe the New River with a park ranger. Learn the history of the river and basic canoe instruction while you enjoy a leisurely trip down the New. Wear clothing and shoes suitable for being in the water. Water temperature is cooler than the air. Space is limited and reservations are required. There is a small fee per person to cover the cost of shuttle service. Call 336 982-2587 to reserve your space.
Come out to the park for a day of family fun and activities as the park celebrates its 7th Annual Lumber River Day Festival on Saturday, July 16th, 2016. The festival will go from 9am-2pm. Come out and see some beautifully restored antique tractors and listen to some great bluegrass music. Learn about the animals along the Lumber River from the exhibitors including Wildlife Action and the USDA exhibit. There will be free canoe rides all day long, along with many activities for the kids including a casting contest, pony rides, miniature train rides, and bouncy house and slide in a new inside house. There will be food available for lunch and snacks along with ice cream and frozen treats to tame the heat or you can bring a picnic lunch.
Come celebrate 100 years of North Carolina State Parks. There will be food that was common to the area 100 years ago, old-fashioned games including tug-o-war, corn toss, game of graces, etc., music, and talks on the history of NC State Parks and s'mores!