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Raven Rock State Park

The view from the overlook at Raven Rock State Park
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Visitors Using a GPS to Locate Either Side of Park
Posted on:  Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 5:16pm    

Due to conditions beyond our control, online and mobile navigation software is not directing visitors to the correct areas of the park.  DO NOT set your navigation to "Raven Rock State Park".  

To reach the central area of the park and hiking trails, we suggest using the address exactly as typed: 3009 Raven Rock Road, Lillington, NC, 27546 or GPS coordinates: 35.459259, -78.912911

To reach the bridle trails, we suggest using the address exactly as typed: 1550 River Road, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 or GPS coordinates: 35.484444, -78.903324

Bridle Trails Closed due to wet weather
Posted on:  Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:02pm    

The East Loop Bridle Trail and West Loop Bridle Trail are closed due to extreme wet weather.  Please call the park office for further information (910) 893-4888.

Prescribed Fire Season is Here:
Posted on:  Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 2:46pm    

Prescribed burning on park property may occur any day until late Spring 2016.  The park is planning to do several prescribed burns this year.  This process is weather dependent and therefore often carried out with short notice.  When units are burned, the park plans to remain open although some trails or portions of trails may be closed temporarily.  Fire is a natural occurring element in the environment and is healthy for the ecosystem.  Fuel reduction by prescribed burning is also necessary to reduce wildfire hazards that occur when areas are not burned for long periods of time.

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