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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.

 

StoryWalk® is simply a book and a walking path combined. We will be posting “Winter’s Coming By: Jan Thornhill”. The StoryWalk® will be along part of our Rockefeller Loop Trail,  an easy 1 mile round trip hike StoryWalk® is simply a book and a walking path combined. We will be posting “Winter’s Coming By: Jan Thornhill”. The StoryWalk® will be along part of our Rockefeller Loop Trail,  an easy 1 mile round trip hike.

Date of Event:
Repeats every day every Monday and every Wednesday and every Friday until Mon Dec 17 2018.
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 8:00am to Mon, 12/17/2018 - 6:00pm, Wed, 12/05/2018 - 8:00am to Wed, 12/19/2018 - 6:00pm, Fri, 12/07/2018 - 8:00am to Fri, 12/21/2018 - 6:00pm, Mon, 12/10/2018 - 8:00am to Mon, 12/24/2018 - 6:00pm, Wed, 12/12/2018 - 8:00am to Wed, 12/26/2018 - 6:00pm, Fri, 12/14/2018 - 8:00am to Fri, 12/28/2018 - 6:00pm, Mon, 12/17/2018 - 8:00am to Mon, 12/31/2018 - 6:00pm
Start Location:
Beginning of the Rockefeller Loop Trail

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:
Sat, 12/15/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Rain Shelter

Sister Trek is aimed at introducing women to the fun and benefits of hiking. Please dress in layers for the weather and wear hiking boots or sturdy athletic shoes. If you bring your dog, make sure that he is on a leash and socialized and Join a Ranger as she leads a 2 mile nature hike through the long leaf pine ecosystem. Experience the unique beauty of the Sandhills. Meet in front of the Welcome Center.
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 12/16/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Welcome Center

StoryWalk® is simply a book and a walking path combined. We will be posting “Winter’s Coming By: Jan Thornhill”. The StoryWalk® will be along part of our Rockefeller Loop Trail,  an easy 1 mile round trip hike StoryWalk® is simply a book and a walking path combined. We will be posting “Winter’s Coming By: Jan Thornhill”. The StoryWalk® will be along part of our Rockefeller Loop Trail,  an easy 1 mile round trip hike.

Date of Event:
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 8:00am to Mon, 12/17/2018 - 6:00pm, Wed, 12/05/2018 - 8:00am to Wed, 12/19/2018 - 6:00pm, Fri, 12/07/2018 - 8:00am to Fri, 12/21/2018 - 6:00pm, Mon, 12/10/2018 - 8:00am to Mon, 12/24/2018 - 6:00pm, Wed, 12/12/2018 - 8:00am to Wed, 12/26/2018 - 6:00pm, Fri, 12/14/2018 - 8:00am to Fri, 12/28/2018 - 6:00pm, Mon, 12/17/2018 - 8:00am to Mon, 12/31/2018 - 6:00pm
Start Location:
Beginning of the Rockefeller Loop Trail

What  do animals do for the winter? Some decide to stay put, and others choose to go and migrate to warmer parts of the earth. During this program our staff will teach you which animals go and how they survive along the way. Please meet in front of the Welcome Center.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 12/22/2018 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Welcome Center
Contact:

2505 Long Valley Road
Spring Lake, NC 28390

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

 

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