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Hammocks Beach State Park

Ferry service, campsites, and all other facilities at Bear Island are closed, while the mainland access remains open. Please note there is no beach access on the mainland.

William B Umstead State Park, Piedmont Region, Communications and Marketing, Engineering and Construction, Operations, Trails Program

The bridge over Crabtree Creek at William B. Umstead State Park has been removed and will need to be replaced. Hikers, mountain bicyclists, and equestrians should not utilize Ebenezer Church Road bridge due to motor vehicle traffic.

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.

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.

Carolina Beach State Park, Natural Resources, Operations

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

Gorges State Park, Interpretation and Education, Natural Resources

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

Jockeys Ridge State Park

Bowman was selected by a unanimous vote of the friends group's board of directors.

Hammocks Beach State Park, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, And Access, Interpretation and Education, Land Protection and Acquisition, Natural Resources

The Office of State Archaeology is holding a town hall meeting to discuss a federally funded project that will conduct survey and research at Hammocks Beach State Park.

Hammocks Beach State Park, Interpretation and Education

Ranger Jake Vitak at Hammocks Beach State Park was recognized by the Division for his exemplary efforts in providing a kayak safety course as part of a partnership with the American Canoe Association and several other agencies.

Eno River State Park, Engineering and Construction, Interpretation and Education

Funded by the NC Connect Bond, the new visitor center at Fews Ford Access offers engaging exhibits, electric vehicle charging, and a gorgeous back deck overlooking the riverine environment.


Two state parks veterans were promoted, and a new staff member has joined the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation's operations section. Kristen Woodruff has been named as the parks chief ranger and John Privette as the law enforcement specialist, while the division recently welcomed Jenn Steele as the safety consultant.

Raleigh Office, Administration, Communications and Marketing, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, And Access, Operations, Various State Parks

Interns are making the most of their internship experience at the NC Division of Parks and Recreation.

Lake Norman State Park

All campers at Lake Norman State Park should follow the boil water advisory instructions before using water.

Lake Norman State Park, Interpretation and Education, Natural Resources, Operations

This July, we have an exciting new visitor at Lake Norman State Park!