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Friends working on the pier at Falls Lake State Recreation Area
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Supporting North Carolina State Parks since 1973

Friends of State Parks is a nonprofit citizen organization supporting, promoting, and advocating for the North Carolina State Park system as a whole. Visit their website for more information.

There are currently more than 24 friends groups supporting individual parks throughout North Carolina. These groups provide support by volunteering, educating visitors, hosting events and raising funds for specific park projects.

Support your favorite park:

B. W. Wells Association (Falls Lake)

Eno River Association

Friends of the Bay Lakes

Friends of Chimney Rock State Park

Friends of Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

Friends of Crowders Mountain State Park

Friends of Dismal Swamp State Park

Friends of Fort Macon State Park

Friends of Goose Creek State Park

Friends of Gorges State Park

Friends of the Hammocks and Bear Island, Inc.

Friends of Haw River State Park

Friends of High Country State Parks (Elk Knob, Grandfather Mountain, Mount Jefferson, New River state parks)

Friends of Jockey's Ridge State Park

Friends of Lake James State Park

Friends of Mayo River State Park

Friends of Medoc Mountain State Park

Friends of Merchants Millpond State Park

Friends of Morrow Mountain State Park

Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

NC High Peaks Trail Association (Mount Mitchell State Park)

Friends of Pettigrew State Park

Friends of Pleasure Island State Parks (Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher)

Friends of Raven Rock State Park

Friends of Sauratown Mountains (Hanging Rock and Pilot Mountain state parks)

Friends of South Mountains State Park

The Umstead Coalition

Friends of Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve