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There's something for everyone

From fishing lessons to astronomy programs, from tree identification hikes to kite workshops, our parks offer a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration.

Browse through the calendar or the event listing below.

Explore our 100th Anniversary events or NC Science Festival events.

 

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“The Snakes of North Carolina” Lake Waccamaw State Park 03/31/2016 - 12:00pm to 06/18/2016 - 10:00am
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"NC Parks at 100" Jockeys Ridge State Park 04/07/2016 - 2:00pm to 09/01/2016 - 2:00pm
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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
05/01/2016 - 7:30am
 
Grandfather Mountain State Park
05/01/2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
 
Merchants Millpond State Park
05/01/2016 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
 
Fort Macon State Park
05/02/2016 - 10:00am
 
NC Paddle Festival American Canoe Association Paddle Classes Hammocks Beach State Park 05/03/2016 - 9:00am to 05/06/2016 - 6:00pm
 
Stars and Planets Mayo River State Park 05/07/2016 - 9:30pm to 05/08/2016 - 12:30am
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Fort Macon State Park
05/03/2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
 
 
Chimney Rock State Park
05/07/2016 - 5:00am to 7:00am
 
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“The Snakes of North Carolina” Lake Waccamaw State Park 03/31/2016 - 12:00pm to 06/18/2016 - 10:00am
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"NC Parks at 100" Jockeys Ridge State Park 04/07/2016 - 2:00pm to 09/01/2016 - 2:00pm
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Stars and Planets Mayo River State Park 05/07/2016 - 9:30pm to 05/08/2016 - 12:30am
 
Fort Tours Fort Macon State Park 05/09/2016 - 11:00am to 05/15/2016 - 4:00pm
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Fort Tours Fort Macon State Park 05/08/2016 - 11:00am to 05/14/2016 - 4:00pm
 
Pilot Mountain State Park
05/08/2016 - 8:30am to 10:30am
 
Dismal Swamp State Park
05/08/2016 - 11:00am
 
Merchants Millpond State Park
05/08/2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Fort Tours Fort Macon State Park 05/10/2016 - 11:00am to 05/16/2016 - 4:00pm
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Fort Tours Fort Macon State Park 05/11/2016 - 11:00am to 05/17/2016 - 4:00pm
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Fort Tours Fort Macon State Park 05/12/2016 - 11:00am to 05/18/2016 - 4:00pm
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Fort Tours Fort Macon State Park 05/13/2016 - 11:00am to 05/19/2016 - 4:00pm
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Spring Boy Scout Day & Campout Chimney Rock State Park 05/14/2016 - 9:30am to 05/15/2016 - 9:00am
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Fort Tours Fort Macon State Park 05/14/2016 - 11:00am to 05/20/2016 - 4:00pm
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“The Snakes of North Carolina” Lake Waccamaw State Park 03/31/2016 - 12:00pm to 06/18/2016 - 10:00am
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"NC Parks at 100" Jockeys Ridge State Park 04/07/2016 - 2:00pm to 09/01/2016 - 2:00pm
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Fort Tours Fort Macon State Park 05/09/2016 - 11:00am to 05/15/2016 - 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spring Girl Scout Day & Campout Chimney Rock State Park 05/21/2016 - 9:30am to 05/22/2016 - 9:00am
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Fort Tours Fort Macon State Park 05/10/2016 - 11:00am to 05/16/2016 - 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
Falls Lake State Recreation Area
05/21/2016 - 8:30am to 2:00pm
 
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Fort Tours Fort Macon State Park 05/11/2016 - 11:00am to 05/17/2016 - 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
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Fort Tours Fort Macon State Park 05/12/2016 - 11:00am to 05/18/2016 - 4:00pm
 
 
 
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Fort Tours Fort Macon State Park 05/13/2016 - 11:00am to 05/19/2016 - 4:00pm
 
 
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Spring Boy Scout Day & Campout Chimney Rock State Park 05/14/2016 - 9:30am to 05/15/2016 - 9:00am
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fort Tours Fort Macon State Park 05/14/2016 - 11:00am to 05/20/2016 - 4:00pm
 
Lake James State Park
05/15/2016 - 9:00am
 
New River State Park
05/15/2016 - 9:00am
 
Dismal Swamp State Park
05/15/2016 - 11:00am
 
 
 
 
 
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“The Snakes of North Carolina” Lake Waccamaw State Park 03/31/2016 - 12:00pm to 06/18/2016 - 10:00am
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"NC Parks at 100" Jockeys Ridge State Park 04/07/2016 - 2:00pm to 09/01/2016 - 2:00pm
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Spring Girl Scout Day & Campout Chimney Rock State Park 05/21/2016 - 9:30am to 05/22/2016 - 9:00am
 
Fort Macon State Park
05/23/2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Jockeys Ridge State Park
05/24/2016 - 10:00am
 
Fort Macon State Park
05/25/2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Lumber River State Park
05/26/2016 - 9:30am to 1:30pm
 
Centennial Scavenger Hunt South Mountains State Park 05/27/2016 - 12:00pm to 05/30/2016 - 5:00pm
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Grandfather Mountain State Park
05/22/2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
 
Lake James State Park
05/22/2016 - 9:00am
 
Dismal Swamp State Park
05/22/2016 - 11:00am
 
Lake James State Park
05/27/2016 - 9:00am
 
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“The Snakes of North Carolina” Lake Waccamaw State Park 03/31/2016 - 12:00pm to 06/18/2016 - 10:00am
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"NC Parks at 100" Jockeys Ridge State Park 04/07/2016 - 2:00pm to 09/01/2016 - 2:00pm
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Centennial Scavenger Hunt South Mountains State Park 05/27/2016 - 12:00pm to 05/30/2016 - 5:00pm
 
Fort Macon State Park
05/31/2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
Goose Creek State Park
05/29/2016 - 10:00am
 
Fort Macon State Park
05/29/2016 - 10:30am to 3:00pm
 
Chimney Rock State Park
05/29/2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
 
 
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Meet at the Fort Visitor Center to learn about the wide range of flags used by the confederacy during the War Between the States.

Date of Event:
Repeats every month on April, May, June, July on the first Monday until Mon Jul 04 2016 .
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center Auditorium

Meet in the Fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held daily at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, & 3:00.

Date of Event:
Repeats every day until Sat May 07 2016 .
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort

Lumber River State Park is offering a Nature Hike.  We will be meeting at Princess Ann Access Area, at 6:00 pm.  All participants need to dress for the weather and wear good foot wear.  This program will give visitors a chance to experience the natural beauty of the river.  Bring snacks, bottled water, sunscreen, and any other items needed for the Nature Hike.

Date of Event:
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Start Location:
Princess Ann Access Area Picnic Shelter

The NC Paddle Festival event will kick off with a variety of paddling classes throughout the week. You can learn the basics or take more advanced classes to enhance your skill set on the water.
Registration is required: Visit ncpaddle.org to sign up for classes and to find out more about this event.
 

Date of Event:
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, May 6, 2016 - 6:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Meet in the Fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held daily at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, & 3:00.

Date of Event:
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort

Do you wonder how Jockey's Ridge State Park got its name?  How about Bodie Island, Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills?  Learn the legends and facts about how local landmarks and towns got their names.  Approx. 30 mins.  All ages welcome.  Meet in the auditorium.

Date of Event:
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center Auditorium

Lumber River State Park is offering a Canoe Trip down the Lumber River.

Date of Event:
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Princess Ann Access Area Main Office

Lumber River State Park is offering a Canoe Trip down the Lumber River.

Date of Event:
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Start Location:
Princess Ann Access Area Main Office

Learn about a Civil War era musket's history, loading procedures and firing.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed May 18 2016 .
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Fort

Meet in the Fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held daily at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, & 3:00.

Date of Event:
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort
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