The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.
Fishing - TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
The 100 acre Millpond, which was built circa 1850, is an excellent spot for bank fishing. Private boats are not permitted. Please help us protect this area by using only the footpath access to the water. This will limit erosion and reduce your exposure to ticks, chiggers, and snakes. Only fish can be caught as turtles, snakes and all other wildlife are protected from harm by park regulations. Anglers need a state fishing license and must obey the regulations of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
Bring a packed lunch and have a picnic or simply sit and enjoy nature. There are picnic tables along both trails with trash and recycling receptacles nearby. An Americans with Disabilities friendly picnic site is located adjacent to the parking area in front of the park office. This picnic area also has a grill. There is a historic garage adjacent to the Rockefeller house with a grill and picnic tables. This structure also functions as a rain shelter.
There are many opportunities to view nature at Carvers Creek State Park. The open fields are wonderful places to view birds and insects. In the wooded areas, you may see fox squirrels and a variety of woodpeckers. The federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker calls our forests home. In the millpond, you’ll likely see fish, snakes, frogs and turtles.