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

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.


Do you like navigating through a forest with a compass and map--or have never done so but would like to try? If so, join Ranger Fields and learn about pacing, compass reading, using a map to navigate to various points, and more around the Rockefeller House. Please wear hiking shoes, pants, and long sleeves for this event. You must sign up for this free event by calling the park office. We will plan to hike approximately 2-3 miles. Meet in front of the Welcome Center.

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Front of Welcome Center

This Program will help develop awareness of trees and the critters that call Carvers Creek State Park trees home.  In addition there will be a Storytime, relay race, create your very own leaf bandana and we will be planting a tree in the park. Come join this fun and educational event for all ages. Meet in front of the Welcome Center.


Date of Event:
Sat, 09/28/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Front of Welcome Center

Park staff will be leading a historical tour through Mr. James Stillman Rockefeller's winter estate.  We will be walking through and around the estate and discussing the history of the surrounding structures, some dating back to the early 1800s.  Tours are free but YOU MUST SIGN-UP ahead of time.  You may call or come by the office to sign up. Please allow approximately 15 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the Rain Shelter.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel.  For more information about the tours of the Rockefeller House, please contact Carvers Creek Park Office.

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/29/2019 - 6:00pm
Start Location:
Rain Shelter

Map of North Carolina






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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