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Big Canoes

Big Canoes

Join us for an exciting way to experience North Carolina waters

Last year, North Carolina State Parks acquired two "big canoes" to help park visitors experience our natural resources. Funded by the Friends of State Parks, these canoes can each accommodate 12 people for guided paddling programs!

Find an event below to sign up for this unique learning adventure.

Big Canoes are for school groups, too!

Teachers — want to take your class out on the big canoes for an unforgettable science lesson?

Learn more about the Big Canoes for schools »

Contact Ben Herman to schedule your program »


Big Canoe Adventures flyer for schools

Big canoes at Morrow Mountain State Park

7321 N.C. 126, Nebo

Juneteenth Field Day is a FREE event sponsored by the West Marion Community Forum and the Friends of Lake James State Park. This fun-filled day will include swimming, canaoe and kayak rentals and instruction, beach volleyball, badmitten, cornhole, fishing clinic, crafts, food trucks, history hike, and more. Come for the day, or just a few hours, but don't miss it!

Date of Event:
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Paddy's Creek Area