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Carvers Creek State Park

The millpond at Carvers Creek State Park
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Carvers Creek State Park

Although in the early stages of development, amenities at Carvers Creek State Park now center on Long Valley Farm, the historic retreat of a Rockefeller family member.  A mile and 3/4th of trails reveals a 100-acre millpond, fed in turn by one of the state’s westernmost cypress streams and wetlands. Easy trails wind along native grass meadows, through longleaf pine forests, and along the lovely millpond with a dramatic view from a floating observation deck. Fishing in the millpond is a popular activity, though private boats are not permitted. Along with regular interpretive programs, rangers lead occasional tours through the vacation home of the late James Stillman Rockefeller who bequeathed the property for conservation. More recreation opportunities are being planned 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