Long Valley Farm Access area off East Manchester Road in Spring Lake, NC is Open as the Park's Interim Development is complete.
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Interim facilities include 1.75 round-trip miles of hiking trails, including a half-mile, one-way hike to fish at the millpond and observation deck, view the historic Rockefeller house, spring house, pavilion and other historic structures. Several picnic sites have been put into place, and a ranger contact station is open to the public seven days a week from 8:00am to 5:00pm or longer if staffing allows. The park phone number is (910) 436-4681.
Updated: 2015-06-05 18:16:16
Some GPS units, smart phones, and web based direction services may send you to the incorrect location.
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Some GPS units, smart phones, and web based directions/map services may send you to the incorrect location(s). Access to the park is obtained only at East Manchester Road and Long Valley Road. Once on East Manchester you may see that there are two places where Long Valley Road intersects with East Manchester. This is because Long Valley Road is a horseshoe shaped road. You can only enter the park at the Long Valley Road and East Manchester intersection that has a very large brown sign with white lettering that says, "Carvers Creek State Park." Also, at this location is a turning/exit lane for your safety, a paved entrance way, and a long post and rail fence. Once your turn into the park go 1/2 a mile down the two lane gravel road to the contact station and parking area on your right. See more information at the bottom of this page.
Updated: 2015-02-27 11:18:28
James Stillman Rockefeller Winter Estate built in 1938.
The observation platform is a great place to fish and enjoy the view.
Enjoying a history hike on January 1st.
Interview with a Park Ranger on our first Junior Ranger Day.
Historic pavilion and dam on the 100 acre millpond.
Cinnamon Fern growing along the Cypress Point Loop Trail
Volunteers remove fencing at Long Valley Farm.
Historic Gristmill built in 1940 and produced cornmeal and flour to be sold in the community.
After a long day of learning about the park and the environment, they all received their Junior Ranger Certificate and patch.
The Fox Squirrel makes its home in the park.
Cypress trees growing in the millpond.
This warm season grass meadow use to be a cattle pasture!