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Bridge Closed - Alternate Routes   

The bridge in Hollister over Little Fishing Creek on NC-561 near NC-4 is closed. The best routes to access the park are:

-From I-95 take exit 160, then take NC-561 West
-From NC-561 East take a right on Gibbs Ave/S.R. 1002 in Hollister (landmark for Gibbs Ave: Pine Chapel Baptist Church)
-From Littleton take NC-4 South to NC-561 East

For more information, please contact the park.

 Posted on: Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 1:59pm
Events and Programs

Medoc Mountain State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.


Join a ranger to learn more about these wonderful birds and turn your eyes to the outdoors as the bluebirds begin to find their favorite spots.  We will discuss their natural history, the causes of their population decline, and the reasons for their amazing comeback!  Learn what you can do to help bluebirds in your own backyard.  Seating is limited so please call the park office (252-586-6588) to register for this program.

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/25/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a ranger to hike the Discovery Loop Trail as we walk and talk about the sights and sounds around us.  The hike will take us alongside Little Fishing Creek and then deep into the woods.  Dress for the weather and bring a bottle of water.  Call the park office at 252-586-6588 to register for this FREE program! 

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/04/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Little Fishing Creek Bridge parking lot

Come to the park and enjoy working alongside staff and volunteers as we fill small holes with gravel and use pruning hooks and shears to cut back some over-hanging briars and branches.  Bring your lunch and water and plan to have fun while doing some much needed maintenance on the trails.  Dress appropriately for the trail work, bring work gloves and hand tools if you have them.  Please call the park office at 252-586-6588 to register for this volunteer work day or if you have questions regarding the work to be done.

Date of Event:
Wed, 03/22/2017 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Bridle Trail parking lot

Come to the park and learn about our native Black Bears.  Bear sightings are becoming more common, so take advantage of this opportunity to learn the history of bear populations in NC, get safety tips to help you coexist with bears, and dispel some myths about these wonderful creatures.  Call the park office at 252-586-6588 to reserve your spot today!

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a Spider Scientist  to learn about our eight-legged wonders.  Spiders are important to people because they eat mosquitoes and other pests!  We will investigate spiders up close, read a story, and go on a short Spider Safari along the trail.    This program is part of the North Carolina Science Festival,

Date of Event:
Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Medoc Mountain State Park

1541 Medoc State Park Road
HollisterNC 27844
Latitude: 36.263900
Longitude: -77.888300

Park Hours:

Park Office and Visitor Center:
8am - 5pm daily
May be closed some state holidays

Family and Group Campgrounds:
December - February: 7am - 7pm
March, April & October: 7am - 9pm
May - September: 7am - 10pm
November: 7am - 8pm

Equestrian Trails (Day Use):
November - February: 8am - 6pm
March - May, September & October: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm

All Park Areas Are Closed Christmas Day