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Carvers Creek State Park – Carvers Creek – Photo by J. Fields
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Upcoming Events:

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 1:00pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:00am
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 3:00pm

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.


Notices and alerts
 

Horse trails information

The Sandhills parking lot and some sections of the multi-use trails have crush-and-run rock where trail tends to be wet, so boots or shoes are suggested for horses.

Please do not take your horse off-trail as this can damage the fragile longleaf pine ecosystem and habitats.
 


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28390 Spring Lake, NC



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Contact

910-436-4681
carvers.creek@ncparks.gov

 

Addresses

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

 

Hours

  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to May:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • 8:00am to 5:00pm daily
     
  • Closed Christmas Day