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Prescribed Burn Today - Sandhills Access   

A prescribed burn will be conducted on part of the Fox Squirrel Loop Trail at Sandhills Access.  Parts of this area may be closed during parts of the day.  On sections of trail that remain open, there may be smoke. 

 Last updated on: Thursday, October 1, 2020

Current status of park facilities   

Trails and restrooms at Carvers Creek State Park are open.

The park office remains closed at this time while we install protective equipment. Please monitor this page for updates on when the office will reopen.

Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines throughout the park, regardless of the behavior of others. Bring a mask or face covering even if you are planning to only be outside; they are required to be worn when you cannot stay 6 feet away from park staff or other visitors. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

 Last updated on: Friday, September 11, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Carvers Creek State Park


Contact the park
 

910-436-4681

carvers.creek@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Long Valley Farm access
and park office

2505 Long Valley Road
Spring Lake, NC 28390

GPS: 35.1970, -78.9767

 

Sandhills access

995 McCloskey Road
Fayetteville, NC 28311

GPS: 35.1700, -78.8943
 

Hours
 

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  • 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
     

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  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Scheduled events

Carvers Creek State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful.

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

Come enjoy our Bat Hike to get you into the Halloween spirit! There will be a short introduction to this flying mammal, some fun bat activities/crafts, and a hike to the millpond. We’ll be using a bat detector that can pick up their echolocation and even tell what species of bat we are looking at. You must sign-up ahead of time. You may call the park office to sign-up or register through Eventbrite. Please meet in front of the Visitor Center.

Park Office:(910) 436-4681
Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/bat-hike-tickets-123767348471
Restrictions: 25 people
 

Date of Event:
Fri, 10/23/2020 - 6:30pm
Start Location:
Out front of the Welcome Center

Feeling spooky? Join Ranger Brown for some exciting stories around the campfire at the secret pond! Enjoy some funny and true stories to get you into the halloween spirit. You’re also welcome to bring a snack to roast over the fire! You must sign-up ahead of time. You may call the park office to sign-up or register through Eventbrite. Please meet at the secret pond.
Park Office:(910) 436-4681
Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/campfire-stories-tickets-123950708907
If registering through Eventbrite, only order 1 ticket per household/family for this event.
Restrictions: max of 5 households/families
 

Date of Event:
Fri, 10/30/2020 - 7:00pm to Sat, 10/31/2020 - 8:00pm
Start Location:
Secret Pond

In true Halloween fashion, we’ll be showing off our skulls and skins! Come investigate the remains and learn about the animal’s habitat, food sources, and adaptations for survival. You must sign-up ahead of time. You may call the park office to sign-up or register through Eventbrite. Please meet at the secret pond.
Park Office:(910) 436-4681
Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/skulls-and-skins-tickets-123952103077
If registering through Eventbrite, only order 1 ticket per household/family for this event.
Restrictions: Max of 5 households/families
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/31/2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Secret Pond