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