State Parks News

This page lists all state parks news releases and blogs. Use the dropdown to filter by park or section.

Eno River State Park, Lake Norman State Park, Raleigh Office, Communications and Marketing, Interpretation and Education

Lake Norman State Park will host an event on Saturday, April 20, and Eno River State Park on Saturday, April 27.

Hammocks Beach State Park

Ferry service, campsites, and all other facilities at Bear Island are closed, while the mainland access remains open

Mountain Region, Operations

The North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation is providing an opportunity for public comment on a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Raleigh Office, Communications and Marketing, Land Protection and Acquisition, Operations

The North Carolina state parks system welcomed more than 20.1 million visitors in 2023 and ended the year with a total of 262,074 acres.

Pilot Mountain State Park, Piedmont Region, Engineering and Construction, Natural Resources, Operations

The access at Bean Shoals in Pilot Mountain State Park will be improved by a construction project that includes three new bridges and a stream restoration.

Recreation Grants and Outreach

Save the dates! This is the meeting schedule for the Parks and Recreation Authority in 2024.

Pilot Mountain State Park

The road to the summit will be open daily, depending on available parking space and road conditions. Expect delays on weekends and holidays. To avoid this, plan to visit the park during the week or early in the morning or later in the evening.

Goose Creek State Park, Operations, Coastal Plain Region

Matt Windsor has been named as the new superintendent at Goose Creek State Park in Beaufort County.

Gorges State Park, Natural Resources, Operations, Mountain Region

The campground at Gorges State Park will be closed through at least November 16 due to black bear activity in the area.

Elk Knob State Park, Operations, Mountain Region

Bryan Wilder has been promoted as the superintendent of Elk Knob State Park in Watauga County.

Jockeys Ridge State Park, Natural Resources, Coastal Plain Region

Jockey's Ridge State Park is celebrating Native Plants Week 2023 with a visit from First Lady Kristin Cooper, Audubon North Carolina, and Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Reid Wilson.

Carvers Creek State Park, Crowders Mountain State Park, Jones Lake State Park, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, Lake Norman State Park, Lake Waccamaw State Park, Lumber River State Park, Morrow Mountain State Park, Raven Rock State Park, Singletary Lake State Park, Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, Operations, Coastal Plain Region, Piedmont Region

M. Scott Avis has been named as the new south district superintendent, overseeing 11 parks in the North Carolina state parks system.

Carolina Beach State Park, Natural Resources, Operations

The annual award was presented at the North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council annual conference in Wilmington.

Pisgah View State Park, Planning

The Division is hosting a series of public information meetings to seek public input on the future of North Carolina's newest state park.

Gorges State Park, Interpretation and Education, Natural Resources

The state park is in the migratory path of the butterfly's annual migration to Mexico.