Carvers Creek State ParkPark is Closed to the Public
On October 29, 2012 construction was started on Carvers Creek State Park’s interim development for the Long Valley Farm Access facilities located in Spring Lake, North Carolina off East Manchester Road. These facilities are to include a public contact station with restroom, park office, parking area, and trail access. This construction project also includes the main park access road and gate, trails, trailside interpretative panels, picnic tables, fishing access, and more. The park remains closed to the public. Our goal for opening the park is mid-2013. As construction projects near completion an actual opening date will be announced. The park phone number is (910)893-4888.
update on: 2013-05-10 13:34:19Chimney Rock State ParkCLOSURE ALERT: Hickory Nut Falls Trail Closed for Repairs 2013
The Hickory Nut Falls Trail at the Chimney Rock Access has been closed indefinitely. We apologize for any inconvenience. This trail has been damaged by a rock slide and will require significant repairs before it can be reopened to the public.
update on: 2013-06-06 08:44:44Cliffs of the Neuse State ParkTRAIL ADVISORY: High water on some trails due to Neuse River above normal levels. If you see water on trail, do not proceed on trail.
Friday Beach Movies: June 21, Finding Nemo; July 5; Fern Gully; July 19; Wall-e. Movies start at 8:30 on the swim lake beach.
The park's swim lake is now open for the season. Operational hours for the swim lake will run 10:00 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Labor Day Monday. Swim lessons will run throughout the summer season on Saturday mornings 10:00-11:00 a.m. Swim prices are $4 for kids 3-12 and $5 for 13 and over. Lifeguards are on duty during all open swim lake hours.
update on: 2013-06-13 13:56:54Crowders Mountain State ParkThe road to the main entrance has been reopened.
LINWOOD ROAD RESTROOM BUILDING NOW HAS WATER; RESTROOMS ARE OPEN.
DOT has opened Sparrow Springs road north of the main gate for normal traffic flow.
update on: 2013-06-18 16:10:00Dismal Swamp State ParkTrail Closures
Due to the construction of Water-Control Structures, Corapeake Road, east of Laural Ditch, is closed to all trail users.
Trail users should also be aware of construction vehicles driving along Corapeake Rd.
update on: 2013-02-08 13:07:44Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
update on: 2013-01-16 13:35:16Goose Creek State ParkTemporary Trail Closure
Flatty Creek Trail is closed for construction.
update on: 2013-06-10 10:29:04Gorges State Park ALL Facilities are Open.
A natural landslide has damaged parts of the trail, which has rendered the impacted area of trail unusable. Therefore, the Auger Hole trail will be closed for all trail use in a section located between the Toxaway River and Bearwallow Creek. Hikers on the Foothills Trail should plan on using the Canebrake Trail for safe passage to the Frozen Creek trail head. The trail will re-open when the repairs have been made and determined to be safe.
update on: 2013-05-30 16:21:08Grandfather Mountain State ParkHiking to the Bridge? Hike back down or have pre-arranged ride.
If you are hiking to the swinging bridge: you must have a pre-arranged ride or hike back down the trail. The attraction staff is not permitted to give rides to hikers and hikers are not permitted to hike down the Attraction road.
Call 818.733.4337 for Attraction gate hours.
BE AWARE THAT RIDGELINE CONDITIONS ARE MORE EXTREME THAN LOWER ELEVATIONS. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS HIKE IF YOU ARE NOT PHYSICALLY PREPARED AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED.
update on: 2013-06-18 09:05:19Hammocks Beach State ParkBear Island Ferry Service running daily Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lifeguards on duty and concession stand open.
Memorial Day through Labor Day Ferry Service to Bear Island operates hourly Monday and Tuesday and every 1/2 hour Wednesday through Sunday, beginning at 9:30 am and the last ferry off of Bear Island is at 6:00. Lifeguards will be on duty in the protected swim area and the concession stand will be open with drinks and snacks for sale, cash only. Indoor showers on Bear Island will be open to campers from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. each day, and drinking water, outdoor showers and restroom facilities are open daily. Pets, Carts and Wagons are not permitted on the Ferry. Contact the park office at email@example.com or 910.326.4881 with questions.
Note: Representatives from Camp Lejeune are conducting a search for munitions-related items near Bear Inlet and Saunders Creek in the Intracoastal Waterway that began March 4, 2013 with the anticipated completion of the investigation in June 2013. Additional information is available at http://www.lejeune.marines.mil/SDZ.aspx or by contacting Mr. Joe Ramirez at 910.451.7645
update on: 2013-06-07 18:14:44Jones Lake State ParkPaddleboat and Canoe rentals will be available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00am until 4:30pm through Labor Day Weekend.
update on: 2013-06-15 08:50:29Lake James State ParkSWIM BEACH NOW OPEN AND NEW CAMP HOST OPPORTUNITY
The swim beach at Paddy's Creek Area is now open daily from 10am until 6pm. There is a swim fee when lifeguards are on duty. Lifeguards will be on duty starting Saturday, May 25th. Swimming fees are as follows: Adults (age 13 and up) $5; children (ages 3-12) $4; children 2 years and under are free. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent from the concession stand at Paddy's Creek daily from 10am until 5:30pm and the rental fee is $5/first hour and $3 each additional hour. For more informaiton on the swimming area operations please call the park office at 828-584-7728.
The Campground Host site is completed and Lake James State Park is looking for interested folks. The Campground Host is a volunteer position without pay. Electricity, water, sewer and long term site rental are provided in exchange for campground host duties. Contact the park office for more information.
update on: 2013-05-21 16:07:01Lake Norman State ParkBoat Rental Schedule & Swim Fees
Canoe and pedal boat rentals are open daily from 10 am until 4:30 pm. Due to pending construction in the Park Lake area, boat rental operations may be closed at any time. Contact the park office for the most current information.
The swimming area is open daily from 10 am until 6 pm. A swimming fee may be charged beginning May 25th through Labor Day if a sufficient number of lifeguards are employed. Fees are $5 for ages 13 and older and $4 for ages 3-12.
update on: 2013-05-31 16:56:54Lumber River State ParkLumber River is at Flood Stage
As of 6/11/13 the Lumber River is above flood stage. At 1:0pm on 6/18/13 the river was at 12.9 ft., and rising again, on the USGS gauge in Lumberton, which has a flood stage of 13.00 ft. This is from a crest of 15.41. Under the current weather forecast it is expected to remain near or above flood stage for the next 4-6 days on the lower end of the river. Due to significant rain last night the river is currently rising again at Princess Ann and is at about 8.25 ft. on the USGS gauge at Boardman.
The river is at 10.18 ft. and falling, from a high of about 12.6 ft. on the USGS gauge in Maxton.
At these levels the swift, very strong current makes boating dangerous. Park staff does not recommend boating, or participating in any other aquatic activities, on the river when it is above flood stage. All park guided canoe and kayak trips have been cancelled until further notice. Those who have signed up for these trips will be updated by park staff when conditions allow trips to resume. Anyone choosing to boat in these dangerous conditions should do so with extreme caution due to a much stronger than normal current.
update on: 2013-06-18 13:20:32Mayo River State ParkThe park is open
The park is open and operating under normal circumstances.
update on: 2013-03-26 16:30:35Medoc Mountain State ParkA small portion of the Bluff Loop Trail is closed due to storm damage. The closed section is marked with red tape across the trail. For questions contact a park ranger or call the park office.
update on: 2013-06-18 10:23:49Mount Mitchell State ParkMount Mitchell State Park current info...
06/19/2013 updated at 9:00 am
Current conditions: 53 degrees under mostly cloudy skies; northwest winds at 7 mph. There is a 30% chance of rain today and tonight. The rhododendron are blooming along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Highway 128.
update on: 2013-06-19 09:09:05Morrow Mountain State ParkPARK CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
A severe storm on 6/13/13 downed dozens of trees within Morrow Mountain State Park, some of which damaged facilities. Repairs are ongoing and until all facilities and trails are deemed safe for visitation, the park will remain closed. Reservations for picnic shelters, campsites, cabins, etc. cannot be accepted.
update on: 2013-06-17 14:25:47Pettigrew State ParkBoat Ramp Details
Canoe Artifacts off Exhibit
The campground wash house is open for the season.
Lake Level is 10.96 with about 2.9 feet of water in the ramp area. Most boats will have little difficulties loading/unloading.
Canoe Artifacts have been moved to East Carolina University for restoration and are temporarily off exhibit. Please contact the park office at 252-797-4475 for more information.
update on: 2013-06-19 11:47:54Pilot Mountain State Park6-18-2013 THE NORTH RIVER SECTION AND THE BRIDLE TRAILS ARE CLOSED DUE TO RAIN. THIS ALERT WILL BE REMOVED WHEN THEY REOPEN. Expect heavy car traffic between midday and late afternoon every weekend. There are only 125 spaces at the top of the mountain for parking. Please carpool. Delays for parking may be up to 30 minutes long. Click ALERT message for other scenic driving options.
Traffic/Parking information: During spring, summer, and in leaf season your wait for a parking space may be 30 minutes long. There are only 125 parking spaces at the top of the mountain. Please carpool. If waits for parking become lengthy, all incoming traffic other than registered campers may be directed to other local attractions and will have to try to enter the park another day.
Hikers familiar with the park and wanting to avoid the crowds may want to use the Surry Line Rd. parking lot on the south side of the mountain or visit the Park's river section areas.
For visitors who want a scenic drive and do not want to wait in line we suggest the following local attractions:
-Horne Creek State Historic Site- ( 8 miles south of the mountain-follow signs from the Pinnacle exit, closed Sundays)
-The town of Pilot Mountain Downtown- (one exit north of the park)
-The Blue Ridge Parkway- (follow Highway 52 north 25 miles)
-Hanging Rock State Park (25 miles east of the park via HWY 52 in Tobaccoville)
PILOT MOUNTAIN STATE PARK WEATHER FORECAST: http://tinyurl.com/d4qve9pEquestrians
- To preserve park bridle trails for your continued use and enjoyment, all trails are closed to horses after rain. Riding on wet trails creates hazardous areas and erodes the trail. Riding trails when wet will cause their closure for maintenance and their closure to bridle use. If it has rained, wait to ride another day.
update on: 2013-06-18 16:12:45Raven Rock State ParkCampbell Creek Loop Trail Section: CLOSED; Canoe Camp Buoy: Missing;
Bridle Trails Status: Open;
Bridle Trails List Serve;
Campbell Creek Loop Trail: eastern loop section along the creek is Closed due to flooding, downed trees, and loss of foot bridges. The rest of the loop remains open to Lanier Falls Trail.
Canoe Camp Buoy: Due to high water, the Canoe Camp Buoy was lost down river. Yellow flagging tape is currently marking a tree by the camping area. Please report any sighting of the buoy to park staff.
The Bridle trails are currently open.
Raven Rock State Park has created a list serve for updates on the East and West Loop Bridle Trails. These updates will only be sent when the trail status changes. If you are interested in receiving emails of bridle trail status changes please call the park office and leave your preferred email address at 910-893-4888 extension 107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other facilities in the surrounding areas that accommodate horseback riding:
Moss Foundation in Southern Pines, NC 910.695.7811
The American Tobacco Trail Wake, Chatham and Durham Counties. www.triangletrails.org/ATT.HTM
Uwharrie Ranger District in Troy, NC 910.576.6391
Sandhills Gamelands 919.281.3917
Please note that the gamelands are open to hunting on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Little River Trails in Bunnlevel, NC 910.893.4351
Please note that there is a $5 fee per horse, per day.
update on: 2013-06-13 17:16:19South Mountains State ParkFAMILY CAMPGROUND/DRIVE TO SITES-CLOSED FROM June 10th - Febuary 31.
The family campground (drive-to sites) will be undergoing construction during this time. We will be adding a bath house with hot showers and several new campsites. When construction permits, we will try to open a few sites on a first come first serve basis on Friday and Saturday nights. This will vary from week to week. We apologize for any inconvenience.
update on: 2013-06-11 10:00:16William B. Umstead State ParkStorm Cleanup, Multi-Use, and Hiking Trail Maintenance in Progress
The recent heavy rains have damaged several foot bridges on the park hiking trails and also have cause major erosion on the multi-use trail. For everyone's safety, damaged bridges have been closed until they can be repaired. Most trails remain open but be aware of heavy equipment use on weekdays that may also result in temporary closures as repairs take place.
Cedar Ridge trail has been temporarily closed due to damage and high water.
Bridge repairs will be completed as soon as possible and will be prioritized based on urgency, safety, cost, and design process.
Heavy vehicle traffic on Reedy Creek Trail. Trail repairs in progress. Area closed to equestrian traffic from Graylyn/Reedy Creek intersection to Reedy Creek Lake/Reedy Creek intersection.
update on: 2013-06-18 10:44:10