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Raven Rock State Park

The view from the overlook at Raven Rock State Park
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Avent's Creek Bridle Trails open but with closures on West Loop   

Avent's Creek Access Bridle Trails Update:
The East Loop Bridle Trail is now completely open.
The West Loop Bridle Trail is open BUT with closed sections and reroutes that are marked with red Danger Do Not Enter tape.  
Remember: Park rules prohibit accessing closed areas or trails until they are safe for use following storm cleanup.


 Posted on: Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 4:57pm
Park Open. Some trails and areas remain closed   

Due to Hurricane Matthew, some trails or portions of trails remain closed due to downed trees, flooding, and extremely muddy conditons along the Cape Fear River and Campbell Creek.  Raven Rock Loop Trail (including Raven Rock and the overlook) is open. The Canoe and Group Camps are also open.  Contact the office for details. Remember: Park rules prohibit visitors entering areas or trails that are closed during storm cleanup until such areas are safe to open.

 Posted on: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 12:26pm

Raven Rock State Park

The Cape Fear River is the frequent hiking destination for visitors entering Raven Rock State Park, whether it’s Lanier Falls, the Fish Traps rapids or the massive Raven Rock, an ageless landmark for river travelers. Along the way, hikers will experience steep terrain, mountain laurel and rhododendron thickets and tumbling creeks. The park offers primitive backcountry camping areas for families, groups and paddlers; all supplies must be carried in, but the solitude is worth the effort. A separate equestrian area on the river’s north bank offers extensive trails and a large parking area. Frequent interpretive programs complement museum-quality exhibits in the visitor center exploring the Cape Fear region’s cultural and natural history.

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Raven Rock State Park

3009 Raven Rock Road
LillingtonNC 27546
Latitude: 35.459700
Longitude: -78.912700

Park Hours:

January, February: 7am - 7pm
March, April, May: 7am - 9pm
June, July, August: 7am - 10pm
September, October: 7am - 9pm
November, December: 7am - 7pm

Closed Christmas Day

Park Visitor Center
8am - 5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day