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Carvers Creek State Park

Carvers Creek State Park – Longleaf Pine Trail at Sandhills Access – Photo by J. Fields
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Carvers Creek State Park

Amenities at the relatively new Carvers Creek State Park have centered on Long Valley Farm, the historic retreat of a Rockefeller family member, as the park continues to develop recreation opportunities. However, a dramatic flood in September 2016 severely damaged a dam and 100-acre millpond that is a significant park feature. Fishing in the millpond, views from the floating observation deck and some trail opportunities are temporarily interrupted as repairs are being made. The farm continues to offer scenic, contemplative hiking through longleaf pine forests, and rangers lead regular interpretive programs, including occasional tours through the vacation home of the late James Stillman Rockefeller, who bequeathed the property for conservation. A long-range master plan includes varied recreation proposals for the park that encompasses more than 4,000 acres.

⇒  Notice: New Sandhills access now open

Carvers Creek State Park has opened 11 miles of multiuse trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding at the park's Sandhills access. The new access is located at 995 McCloskey Road in Fayetteville. There are seven trails total, the longest being the Longleaf Pine Trail that connects to the other six trails.

To access the new area, visitors must enter through Ramsey Street/U.S. 401.

There are restroom facilities and parking for vehicles and trailers. Trail maps are available on-site at the information kiosks. For more information, please contact the park office at 910-436-4681.





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Long Valley Farm access
and park office

2505 Long Valley Road
Spring Lake, NC 28390

GPS: 35.197026, -78.976785


Sandhills access

995 McCloskey Road
Fayetteville, NC 28311

GPS: 35.170036, -78.894338



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