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What is this? Sun? Warm? Getting time for Big Canoe Adventures! We recently got in a sunset paddle! Paddle Pettigrew State Park on 4/6, sign up for a stargazing float at Morrow Mountain on 4/13, or ride Jordan Lake during the Family Fishing Fiesta 4/7.  https://www.ncparks.gov/find-an-activity/events-and-programs  #ncstateparks #water #nature #fishing William B. Umstead State Park will have no power TODAY! The Park will be open, but Visitor Center/facilities closed. Portajohns will be available! Please bare with us, as we upgrade for a better visit! #ncstateparks #upgrade #dark #lightsout #repair Rustic is sooooo 2019!! William B. Umstead will have no power Tuesday, March 12!  The Park transformers are being replaced. The Park will be open, but Visitor Center/facilities closed. Portajohns will be available! #ncstateparks #upgrade #night #rustic #lightsout Lights out! William B. Umstead will have no power Tuesday, March 12!  The Park transformers are being replaced.  Not as cool as Bumblebee or Starscream, but a necessary upgrade! The Park will be open, but Visitor Center/facilities closed. Portajohns will be available! It's International Women's Day, and NC State Parks would like to thank all the heroes in social & political movements! Please check out Huhmpfh whatever day! It's Finally, a sunny day! Recent rains put out plans for prescribed burns. Fire is a natural part of the ecosystem & managed burns help prevent wildfire. This PBS video show the effects of fire on South Mountains State Park! #ncstateparks #sun #fire #life
https://www.pbs.org/video/fire-brings-new-life-to-south-mountains-state-park-ygkmbo/ Silver linings! Happy 25th Anniversary to the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund! It awards matching grants to local governments for parks, public beach access and state parks! Here's a project from Triad Park in Forsyth County! https://www.ncparks.gov/partf-25th-anniversary #anniversary #cool #fun