Park Notices

This page lists current notices and important visitor information about all state parks. Use the dropdown to filter by park. Always check this page and the park's home page (for trail status and emergency alerts) prior to your visit.

Merchants Millpond State Park

Due to construction, hourly canoe rental at Merchants Millpond is closed until further notice. Arrangements for canoe-in campers will be made. Please check-in at the Visitor Center. The boat ramp area will remain open. 

Recreation Grants and Outreach

Save the dates! This is the meeting schedule for the Parks and Recreation Authority in 2023. The list of upcoming meetings can also be viewed on the:

Hammocks Beach State Park

Ferry service is closed until April 2023; no lifeguards or concessions; restroom facilities and potable water on Bear Island closed until mid-March 2023.

Pilot Mountain State Park

Park shuttle is currently not running; Family Campground is closed until March 15th.

Morrow Mountain State Park

Several facilities at Morrow Mountain are closed for extended periods in 2022-2023 due to construction.

Falls Lake State Recreation Area

All Rolling View family campsites are closed through May 14, 2023. All Holly Point campsites are closed from May 15, 2023 through September 31, 2023.

Mount Mitchell State Park

Commissary Ridge dispersed camping area inside Pisgah National Forest closed; please be bear aware when you are at Mount Mitchell State Park and the surrounding area.

South Mountains State Park

Visitors to South Mountain State Park coming in from I-40 should follow detour signage or directions.

Eno River State Park, Pilot Mountain State Park, Raven Rock State Park, South Mountains State Park, Stone Mountain State Park, William B Umstead State Park

The following parks experience high visitation on the weekends:

Grandfather Mountain State Park

If you have visited Grandfather Mountain State Park and need your NC State Parks Passport booklet stamped after park office hours, a passport sticker can be requested by emailing gra

Grandfather Mountain State Park

Due to staff shortages, Grandfather Mountain State Park will close daily at 6 p.m. beginning September 1.