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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.

 

Join us as we will be walking and exploring the millpond, silos, pavilion, and other historical farm buildings not yet open to the public. There is no need to sign up to this event. Bring a bottle of water, a camera (if you like taking pictures), and your walking shoes! Please meet in front of the Welcome Center for this event.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/27/2018 - 6:00pm
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, 10/28/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Rain Shelter

Explore with us the secret pond and discover the different “wild things” that can be found. During this program we will look for things like macro invertebrates and amphibians. Please be prepared to get muddy and a little bit wet. Meet in front of the Welcome Center .
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 10/28/2018 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Front of Welcome Center

Come out and join a Ranger for our Blue Cross Blue Shield Hike NC. We will be exploring our fire-dependent longleaf pine ecosystem and the recently drained millpond that provides a glimpse of land-use history dating back to the 1800s. We will observe numerous native species to the Sandhills and visit some 200-year old longleaf pine trees with Red Cockaded Woodpecker cavities. Bring a bottle of water, a camera (if you like taking pictures), and your walking shoes! We will meet in front of the park office for this event.

Date of Event:
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Welcome Center
Contact:

Carvers Creek State Park

2505 Long Valley Road
Spring LakeNC 28390
Phone910-436-4681
carvers.creek@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.197026
Longitude: -78.976785

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Open seven days a week with the following seasonal gate hours:

November - February: 8am - 6pm
March-May: 8am - 8pm
June-August: 8am - 9pm
September - October: 8am - 8pm

Closed Christmas Day