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Our Mission

The North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation exists to inspire all its citizens and visitors through conservation, recreation and education.

Conservation: To conserve and protect representative examples of North Carolina’s natural beauty, ecological features, recreational and cultural resources within the state parks system;

Recreation: To provide and promote safe, healthy and enjoyable outdoor recreational opportunities throughout the state; and 

Education: To provide educational opportunities that promote stewardship of the state’s natural and cultural heritage.



Friends of State Parks  

Join the nonprofit citizen organization that supports, promotes and advocates for the North Carolina state parks system.





BUSTED....well, let's hope the Easter Eggs didn't break!  Looks like a trail cam caught an early bunny out and about! Wonder how many the rabbit hid?! Happy Easter early risers! #ncstateparks #bunny #earlybird #sundayfunday Ahem, it's officially High-Five Day. We ask you high five a Park Ranger today! They have a ton of job duties, but also know how bring a smile! High five to the Rangers at Falls Lake State Recreation Area, getting all those jobs in one pic! #ncstateparks #highfive #friends #smile The Sniffles...why does it seem rain only on weekends?! Due to likely thunder and excessive rain/ground conditions, we are cancelling Friyay? While we look at the weekend, we'd like to thank the inter-agency support of events we host.  At Jones Lake Enviornmental Days yest., all 5th grade students in Bladen county, had events with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, NC Forest Service, Bladen County Soil and Water and Columbus County Beekeepers Association. Pollenacolypse?! Don't hate! Celebrate! This Sat. is the oldest longleaf pine birthday, The Old Tree will be 471! Hikes to the Old Tree, bluebird-house building, food trucks, games an more! POLLEN..ahem, PARTY ON this Saturday! For more info, #ncstateparks FISH ONNNN!!! (Well, maybe no need to yell/that tone!) Come out to a partnership event, Fishing Fiesta! Come fish Jordan Lake this Sunday!  Win a lifetime NC fishing license and other fun!! #ncstateparks #ncwildliferesourcescommission #nature #fishing #fiesta #sundayfunday #fun