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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

Join us for a fun filled day at the Carolina Beach State Park Marina. There will be classic boats on display, safety demonstrations, vessel safety checks, boating information and the Underwater Archaeology will be on site with displays and information. There will also be kayaks and paddle boards and much, much, more. Food truck vendors will be on site for lots of food and refreshments.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
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A free day of fun, food, games and activities for active duty and retired military members and thier families!

Date of Event:
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
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