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Carvers Creek State Park

The millpond at Carvers Creek State Park
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Fishing, and Observation Deck Unavailable   

The Long Valley Farm Access is open, but due to significant storm damage in September, the millpond dam was breached and the millpond is temporary drained, resulting in the loss of fishing and the observation deck as recreation opportunities. Efforts are underway to repair the dam which may be a multi-year project. Activities still available are hiking, picnicking, ranger programs and viewing of natural and historical resources.

 Posted on: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 8:50am

Carvers Creek State Park

Amenities at the relatively new Carvers Creek State Park have centered on Long Valley Farm, the historic retreat of a Rockefeller family member, as the park continues to develop recreation opportunities. However, a dramatic flood in September 2016 severely damaged a dam and 100-acre millpond that is a significant park feature. Fishing in the millpond, views from the floating observation deck and some trail opportunities are temporarily interrupted as repairs are being made. The farm continues to offer scenic, contemplative hiking through longleaf pine forests, and rangers lead regular interpretive programs, including occasional tours through the vacation home of the late James Stillman Rockefeller, who bequeathed the property for conservation. A long-range master plan includes varied recreation proposals for the park that encompasses more than 4,000 acres.


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Carvers Creek State Park

2505 Long Valley Road
Spring LakeNC 28390
Latitude: 35.197026
Longitude: -78.976785

Park Hours:

Open seven days a week with the following seasonal gate hours:

November - February: 8am - 6pm
March-May: 8am - 8pm
June-August: 8am - 9pm
September - October: 8am - 8pm

Closed Christmas Day